3.28.2009

Saturday Earth Hour 8:30 PM-Pineapple Cake-Daring Bakers

Shut off your lights tonight for Earth Hour at 8:30 PM. This is a global effort to show symbolic solidarity to end global warming. I will be sitting quietly playing scrabble with my husband in the twilight, yes it is still light here, hopefully kicking his bu*$. What will you be doing?

Pineapple cake? Well my friend is having a Luau tonight and I was going to make The Better Than Anything Banana Cake but I am thinking I might change it up and try Pineapple Cake? Or Banana Cake with Pineapple frosting? I am also making up a tropical chicken skewers recipe, we'll see how that goes.

I also joined the Daring Bakers group this month. The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge. This isn't your normal sauce and cheese stuffed lasagne. Rather it is made with homemade spinach pasta, ragu, and bechemal sauce layers and dusted with parmesan cheese. It was a beautiful day of baking spent mostly by myself quietly cooking and panicking over handmade spinach pasta. Only a slight heart attack there you know. The how and hunh(?) of incorporating 10 ounces chopped spinach and 2 eggs into 3 1/2 cups of flour was just scary to think about. I ended up adding an extra egg and all was good. Other than that followed their recipe to a T. Awesome!

9 comments:

  1. How fun! The picture looks great, love the colors.

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  2. That looks mouthwateringly wonderful!! And, it has spinach in it, so it must be healthy, right? Right?! Please say yes!!

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  3. visiting from sits. i am still undecided if i will participate in the lights out. it is pitch black here and my man will be at work. not sure i can stomach an hour alone in the house in complete darkness.

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  4. Oooo, that looks delish! I love making pasta but haven't in too long. I may have to make some -- although perhaps not this one -- soon! I'm also a huge fan of bechamel on/in my lasagne. Yum!

    So are you going to share the pineapple cake, too? I love that flavor but can't quite picture it for some reason. :)

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  5. Congratulations on your first completed challenge. The lasagna looks perfect!

    Pineapple cake would be my pick. I love pineapple upside down cake.

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  6. Hi.
    I'm dropping by via SITS to say hello!

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  7. OMG just looked at the clock it's 8:30 shutting down most of the lights, sorry to say not all of them. Still trying to get everyone in bed! UGH

    Looks delish as always my dear! Hope your kicking some booty!

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  8. Just stopping in from SITS. Very fun post. Hugs, Jen

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