I feel for the guys who always have to play the supporting role. The sidekicks, the straight men, the Ethels, Dr. Watsons and Ed McMahons of the world. I think it's pretty obvious—Donald Duck saw his own comedic shortcomings and lured the chipmunks into his house with those pancakes, and Geoffrey was really the key to the whole Fresh Prince operation.
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I've enjoyed many an icy glass of agua de jamaica, that crimson beverage that's so popular in Mexico. But it wasn't until recently, when I've been finding myself in New York City's flower district on a nearly weekly basis, that I considered baking with the main ingredient: hibiscus.
Pound cake is one of the best dessert delivery systems out there. When I look at pound cake, I see a blank canvas that's begging to be painted with macerated fruits, drizzled with chocolaty syrups, piled with dollops of whipped cream. It has the perfect texture for soaking up juices and sauces, and unlike some other cakes, it doesn't go to mush.
Entenmann's bright yellow, super buttery loaf cakes are legendary. They're the base for countless semi homemade summer strawberry shortcakes but also entirely solid when sliced and eaten straight out of the box. Obviously we were quite curious to see how the make at home version from Entenmann's Big Book of Baking would fair.