We are taking a little vacation — where there will no doubt be Aunt Patty‘s flag cake* — but instead of allowing DALS to go dark, we thought we’d spend a week sifting through our old faves. We’ve written almost 500 posts since this thing started, and the weird thing about a blog is the way it sometimes feels, once a post falls off the home page, like it’s gone forever. Since there are a few new readers here since the book came out, and since we barely remember writing some of these posts ourselves, we’re going to dip into the archives and replay a few oldies. Hope you enjoy, and Happy Fourth.
Aunt Patty’s Flag Cake: On a cookie sheet or large platter, arrange thick slices of pound cake (we prefer Entenmann’s and you’ll need two of them) in a rectangular, sheet-cake size shape. (You do not need a sheet cake pan.) In a mixing bowl, whip 2 pints of heavy cream with a teaspoon vanilla extract and a teaspoon or two of powdered sugar until thick and creamy. Spread cream on top of pound cake. Design flag as shown with blueberries and strawberries or raspberries.
Update: We have cleared greatest hits from the home page to make room for original posts.