Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Sweet Treat!

Guess where I am?! This swamp-dweller is up on Kathryn Magendie's mountain for a little vaycay. Wheeee!

The food served for our first meal was primo...followed up by GMR's version of Emeril Lagasse's recipe for the most delicious dessert. Wish you could view the photo in smell-a-vision! Enjoy...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1/2 ripe medium pineapple, peeled, cored, eyes removed and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds (about 4 or 5 slices) [can used canned!]
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
14 pecan halves
1 cup cake flour (not self-rising) 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark rum
4 fresh cherries, halved and pits removed

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until the sugar mixture is bubbly, about 2 minutes. Arrange pineapple slices in the skillet in a pleasing pattern and continue to cook for 2 minutes, or until the sugar mixture turns an amber color. Turn the pineapple slices over and remove the pan from the heat. (The mixture will continue to cook even though the heat is off.) Arrange the pecan halves in the spaces between the rings. Set aside to cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the remaining 1/2 cup butter and the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until incorporated. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in 3 batches, mixing at low speed after each addition until just combined. Stir in the vanilla and rum.

Spoon the batter evenly over the pineapple slices in the skillet. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown and a tester comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Cool the cake in the skillet on a wire rack for 4 minutes only. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake and, wearing oven mitts and working quickly, invert the cake onto a cake plate, keeping plate and skillet firmly pressed together. Carefully lift the skillet off cake and replace any fruit stuck to the bottom of the skillet, if necessary. Arrange the fresh cherry halves, cut side down, into the top of the cake, in the center of the pineapple rings.



Diane said...

So happy that you're visiting your friend. I'm sure it's literally a laugh a minute up there!!! :O)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Oh how yummy! One of my favorite desserts!

Hi and hugs to you and Kat and hope you two have a blast up on the mountain! (And don't behave yourselves! LOL!)

Anita said...

Hope you enjoy your visit with Kathryn!

Kathryn Magendie said...

WHOOP WHOOP! And it was goooooood! :-D ....love having angie here - we're on the p'och now on our dueling laptops! :-D

Marguerite said...

Love the new chili pepper look! HOT, Sha! So glad to hear you're enjoying your visit with Kat! Great recipe, that GMR can sure cook and bake! Enjoy, and ya'll try to stay out of trouble, and have some fun for me!

Karen said...

Great new look. Hot sunglasses, too! Yummm. Any recipe of his is great! Ya'll have fun and try not to get into too much trouble!

Debbie said...

Girlfriend, this is one hot looking blog! Love it.
And I hope you and Angie are having a blast. If she doesn't treat you right, just run down my side of the hill and visit me:)

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