Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 25th 2013 Contents A33
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T of tea or coffee.
Our regular sponge cake seems to be the
most popular, sometimes frosted or not, some-
times there may be a bit of fruit in it. But
looking beyond the horizon of a plain sponge
cake there are some other delightful "flavours"
we can add or other methods we can use to
create a beautiful and irresistible cake.
Here are two of my favourites, both using
the flavour of fresh coconut, which is lovely.
5 egg yolks
6 egg whites
21/4 cups sifted cake flour
2/3 cup fresh coconut, finely grated
11/3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 325˚F.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and
salt, sift three times. Place egg yolks and whole
egg into a mixer bowl with beaters or whisk
attachment, beat until frothy, add one cup sugar
gradually, and beat until thick fluffy and light in
colour, about five minutes.
Slowly pour in oil in a steady stream, continue
beating for about one minute longer.
Divide dry ingredients into three parts, add to
yolk mixture alternately with orange juice,
beginning and ending with flour.
Wash and dry beaters and beat egg whites with
cream of tartar until frothy, add 1/3 cup sugar
gradually, and beat to a soft meringue.
With a large spatula fold 1/4 of the yolk mixture
into the whites and then fold the whites into
the yolk mixture in four additions taking care
not to overfold.
Gently pour or spoon batter into a ten-inch
ungreased angel food pan.
Bake for 60--65 minutes until springy to touch.
Invert cake and cool completely in pan before
1 cup fresh coconut,
1 cup unsalted
1 cup granulated
4 large eggs
21/3 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs grated orange
1/2 tsp orange
extract or vanilla
1/4 cup fresh orange
Preheat oven to
Line, grease and
flour the base and
sides of a nine-inch cake tin.
Spread coconut onto a baking tray and
lightly toast for about five minutes, just
until coconut is dry and just beginning
to turn colour, do not brown coconut.
Crumble lightly with your fingers.
Cream butter until light, add sugar one
tablespoon at a time, beating well until
sugar is dissolved and mixture is fluffy.
Sift flour with baking powder
Add eggs one at a time, beating well
Combine orange juice, orange zest and
orange extract or vanilla.
Combine coconut with flour mixture.
Fold in flour alternately with juice in
three additions, beginning and ending
Spoon batter into prepared tin, bake for
about 50 minutes until a wooden pick
inserted through the centre comes out
Cool on wire rack for six minutes.
Turn out of tin, remove lining paper and
cool on cake rack.
Makes one nine-inch cake
COCONUT CHIFFON CAKE
TOASTED COCONUT CAKE
At one bar, a mixture that included
rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was
sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor
bottles were refilled with water---and
apparently not even clean water at that.
State officials provided those new details
Thursday on raids they conducted a day
earlier as part of a year-long investigation
dubbed Operation Swill.
Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and
restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, were
accused of substituting cheap booze---or
worse---for the good stuff while charging
As part of Operation Swill, investigators
collected 1,000 open bottles of vodka, gin,
rum, scotch, whiskey and tequila from the
wells of the bars, state Attorney General
Jeffrey Chiesa said.
Within seven days, the establishments
must turn over records to help state
authorities determine how many patrons
were overcharged and by how much. They
also will have to inform the state which
employees were at work the days samples
were covertly taken earlier this year.
State officials would not say what
establishment used the rubbing alcohol or
which one used dirty water, or water not
from a tap. They said no health issues were
reported. Of 150 samples collected, 30
were not the brand as which they were
being sold. The establishments face
suspensions of their liquor licences and
possible revocations if there are enough
Caramel-coloured rubbing alcohol sold as scotch
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