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Monday, September 28, 2009

Throwback of the House: Nuclear Prune Cake in Space

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click to enlarge ROBIN WHEELER
  • Robin Wheeler
I think I read something about how microwaves react differently to the shiny and unshiny sides of foil. Too lazy to find out which one causes fire, I did a side of each.

Set loaf pan on an upside-down saucer in microwave. Cook on medium for eight minutes, rotating one-quarter turn every two minutes.

Wait a minute. That sounds like a lot of work. With a regular old fruit loaf, I can throw it in the oven and take a nap until the timer beeps. What do you mean, I have to stand here and rotate this potential explosive device?

click to enlarge ROBIN WHEELER
  • Robin Wheeler
Watching a cake cook in a microwave is not exciting -- particularly because there wasn't one single spark. Some scary crinkly noises but otherwise nothing. I got more action from the baking soda and hot water.

Much like the nuked blueberry cake, I could bounce metal items off the surface of the cake, it was so sproingy. Unlike the other cake, this one was not only edible, it was downright tasty. All that rotating is too much work, though. I'm going back to sleep.

Robin Wheeler writes the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Monday.

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