Aaron decided to make a vanilla cake with strawberry drizzle, fresh blueberries, roasted peaches, and whipped cream for our guests from Ohio and it was enjoyable. I got a serving of it tonight and took a picture of it with my iPhone.
The recipe came from a cookbook I picked up at Borders that specialized in reproducing some of the best and most renowned dishes at America’s finest four and five star restaurants. The cake itself was a tad bit on the dry side. I think it would be perfect if it had been soaked in an almond liquor to provide that same amazing flavoring that German Christmas cakes have (I forgot the precise name off the top of my head but they are absolutely unbelievable). It would have been just the thing to turn something very good into something people talked about for years. If I can find an appropriate quality amaretto, this may be something that we try again in the autumn.