Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Smith Island Cake

I love to bake. It's therapy. I am determined to make a Smith Island cake for Christmas. We have a houseful going to my parents' in Massachusetts. My brother and his partner and my sister and her husband and son plus two bonus family members will be together this year! My sister's stepsons, who are now men in their 20s, wanted to come to Grandma and Grandpa's too for a New England Christmas. They live in Texas, who could blame them for wanting to trade cowboy boots for Bean boots for a few days?



I learned of the Smith Island Cake in Cook's Country Magazine. It is the offiicial dessert of the State of Maryland. And I'm a crab. So it's a match made in heaven. It has a secret trick. You don't cut those thin layers. You bake 8 flat cakes using 2/3 cup of cake batter each. Ah ha!!! The frosting is ganache - easy to make and use.




So, Smith Island, here I come!

7 comments:

Cheryl Kauffman said...

Looks yummy! Good luck!

Roger Kulp said...

I guess your girls don't eat this crap.Hurts my gut just to look at it.Here's a cheery story about food for the holidays.

In september,I learned I was seriously vitamin D deficient.Didn't surprise me in the least, considering I used to have nasty knock kneed rickets for years.It was clear the massive amounts of dairy I had been taking in all of my life,were doing squat for me,but I was an addict.A real bad addict.I ate pound blocks of cheese the way other people eat fun size Snickers.I needed a pint of ice cream every morning before I could do anything. Just like liquor,heroin,or cigarettes.I would nurse a half gallon of milk all day to keep going.Christmas was my favorite time of year...it meant egg nog! A few weeks ago,I quit cold turkey.I was real sick with withdrawl,and developed a mild lung infection.Then the regression kicked in,and I am just starting to recover.Gluten's no problem,but anything with a drop of milk in it,I get both sick and regress.

Merry Christmas.

When I recover some more,I need to start cooking.

Michelle O'Neil said...

YUM.

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Roger, I saw a friend with Asperger's at the grocery store and she was buying boxes and boxes of mac and cheese and English muffins. Mia was addicted to Milk. I am somewhat myself. A glass of milk before bed calms me right down. Almost too much. Hope you feel better soon. Let me see if I can concoct at milk free egg nog recipe for you. KIM

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

And no, the girls could never eat that cake! More for Mom. Yumyumyum.

Amanda said...

looks like an Austrian cake I made for a friends' birthday one year - great cake but a hell of a mess in the kitchen!

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