Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday Firsts - Spotted Dick
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Tomorrow is my birthday! I've requested Johnny take me to Big Tuna for dinner and make me my family's cheesecake in lieu of a cake.
Four years ago my brother e-mailed me the recipe with the subject line "damn cheesecake" because I'd been bugging him about it for days. The first line of the e-mail is "cheese cake *do not share with anyone, cook it in private, i will kill you*" and he ends it with "DONT LET ANYONE KNOW ANY OF THIS OR I WILL SERIOUSLY KILL YOU. ps. happy birthday." Brothers - gotta love 'em, right?
Ok, onto my first because I'm sure you're dieing of curiosity after a title like that.
We found it in the ethnic food aisle and had to get it. It's British. And when you shook the can (which was very light), there was a solid mass that rattled back and forth inside.
Upon opening the can, I discovered it's like some kind of cake. I don't know, it's hard to describe, but I think maybe it was baked in the can.
I cut a wedge out and heated it in the microwave, as it instructed. It's impossible to make this stuff look pretty. It was really dense, dry, crumbly, and sickeningly sweet. I would describe it as a dry, heavy coffee cake that tastes as if molasses were poured over it. Not my favorite thing. But then again, it's not everyday you can say you ate Spotted Dick!
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Chicagoland Blogger Meet-up Announcement/Invitation:
Beth, Mara, Jenn, and myself would like to extend a welcome to any fellow Chicagoland bloggers and/or readers to come have lunch with us on Sunday, November 21st. We will be meeting at Big Bowl in Schaumburg, which looks absolutely delicious and offers a gluten free menu. If you would like to come or need more information, shoot me an e-mail!