Thursday, January 20, 2011

Where I Tell You I Burned The House Down

Just kidding. I didn't burn anything.

Yesterday I wrote about how I wanted to cook more. I'm not sure if I like to cook. I'm kind of bipolar when it comes to it. Some days I am gung ho about it. Other days I can't stand the thought of cooking.

Somehow I have gotten it in my head that if I just start cooking eventually I will learn to love it. We shall see.

My first dish I have attempted to cook. Or is it bake?

It is.... drum roll please.........................
Pioneer Woman's Cherry Cake Pudding

                                 I gathered all my ingredients.

And then I enlisted my daughters to act as photographers and cooking assistants. Oldest got to butter the  baking dish.

Then we combined the sugar, butter, flour, and other things to make the cake part.
Then we poured it in our buttered baking dish.

Then while it was baking to yummy perfection. We made the sauce from our cherry juice, sugar, vanilla and butter.
It took my cake a little longer than 40 minutes to not be "jiggly" like PW says. Mine cooked for 50 minutes, my oven is wonky like that. At last it was done and just waiting for me to pour that cherry juice goodness all over it.

I can tell you it smelled SOOOO good. Both daughters gathered around. Looking at the cake, at me pouring the syrup over it and licking their lips. Even my husband came over to ask what I had baked.
I had to take the first bite. YUM! I forgot to make my whipped cream for it. So I just used some cool whip I had in the fridge. Still really good. Oldest took the next bite, and then the youngest. Mary took her bite and then ran away with the plate.
It is so very very good. Really sweet though according to my husband. He's not a big fan of overly sweet things, but he still liked it. I'm not a big pecan fan, but they were chopped finely so I don't get big chunks of them. I can hear my oldest, Katie, telling one of her friends that I cooked this yummy cake thing. So I guess I did okay.

Oh, for those of you who don't have Kitchen Aid mixers or things like that. I just used my regular mixer. I also couldn't find my sifter so I just used one of those smaller ones you can use to shake powder sugar over things. It worked fine to sift my flour and stuff. The most expensive part of the recipe is the cherries. Mine were just over $3 a can. But you only need 1 so it's not that bad.

I think this will be one of our favorite recipes to make. I'll have to make it for a family get together.


Aries said...

That looks lovely, a lovely site too. hi, just blog hopping

Shell said...

Wow, does that look good!

TornadoTwos said...

That looks so yummy! I have heard a lot about the Pioneer Women's recipes but never tried one out myself. Think I need to remedy that soon.

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day.

Suzanne said...

Ooh, I love Pioneer Woman! I would say I would try this, except, I'm on a cupcake kick right now (trying to make homemade cupcakes instead of using a box mix!)

Appreciate your blog name...I'm the geeky on in the family and my best friend is a belle from the south!

LBDDiaries said...

You made me laugh with that bipolar comment - I had NO idea that is what was wrong with me. I'm a feast or famine cook - I can spend all Sunday afternoon fixing for the next week OR moan and graon that I am not in the mood, blah blah bleh! Cake looks yummy. Visiting via SITS comment section.

mizztraveller said...

The cake looks delicious :) .
Good ideas