Daily Archives: Saturday, 25 November 2017

And we have cake!

prune pits summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days)

They had fruit but we have cake….

Ha! At last the phrase has been righted. Dad would be so pleased!

spread the filling We made vinarterta yesterday. Or, perhaps you prefer to use our non-Icelandic family’s traditional name of “vina tarta”. Or is that “vine terta”? Or is it “vinaterta”??

But. What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet;

Well, some of it would smell as sweet anyway.

It’s that stinking almond extract. I thought maybe it was because of fact that we were using commercial almond extract. Perhaps it was an ester. But no. The label says “pure almond extract”.

For a second, I toyed with the idea of learning how to make our own almond extract but quickly threw that idea out the window. I have no clue how to extract oil from an almond and suspect that it would take weeks to do….

We made two versions of the cake. One has ground almonds instead of almond extract and the second one is laced with the vile liquid.

Sure, it’s a little late to be making the cake – it has to age – but we think we’re okay because it’s still November. (continue reading )