Last night my Aunt Peelee and Uncle Charlie were coming down from Georgia to visit. I thought I’d do something nice and I chose to bake a cake for them. Looking through a baking book I had, the three tier German Chocolate cake looked perfect. So I made the cakes (which was a challenge in itself cause you had the dry ingredients, the wet and then the butter and sugar mixture…that wasn’t looking to “light and fluffy”) and they were looking okay. While they were in the oven I started to make the coconut part. It required evaporated milk, sugar, butter, pecans, and coconut. You basically cook it all together in a sauce pan at a boil and then let it cool and thicken. I’m making this sound easy…but it really wasn’t. Plus I’m horrible at baking. After the cakes came out started to stack them and put the coconut/pecan part in the middle. And made my beautiful three tier German chocolate cake. For some reason though, as I was soaking in my great success, I grabbed the can of evaporated milk and decided to look at the date. AUGUST 12, 2005.
Enough said. What made it better was the rust inside the can. Goodbye German chocolate cake… I was defeated :(
For my senior trip we traveled in Europe to Italy, Germany and my favorite Austria. If I could go back right now I would. The atmosphere there was nothing like I’ve felt before. I felt like I was in the Sound of Music. In our rooms we would keep the windows and doors open all night with no problem, because it was such a safe environment. My favorite part of Austria was the food though. The fact that they have about 5 servings for one meal was awesome. 1. Appetizer 2. Soup 3. Salad 4. Entree and 5. Dessert. Everything was always so delicious! But my favorite/best thing I had there wasn’t during dinner time, instead it was from breakfast. I never liked yogurt, not the biggest fan until Austria. I had the most delicious plain yogurt I have ever had. I swear it tasted as if they just made it from the cows outside the window. I had it everyday I was there. They served it with raisins, cranberries, and granola. It was so delicious, I couldn’t get enough of it. It was sweet and perfectly creamy and smoothe. Still, I haven’t tasted that same yogurt. No matter how organic, fresh and perfect it says on the label…its nothing like the yogurt in Austria.
Thats the best thing I ever tasted :)