Day: January 11, 2012

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Cake Quiz:

1. If you were eating genoise (pronounced GEN-wahz), you’d be enjoying:

 a. An almond cake
 b. A custard-filled pastry shell
 c. sponge cake
 d. A ladyfinger-lined mold filled with Bavarian cream
2. Who invented Baked Alaska?
a. A Revolutionary War traitor named Benjamin Rumsford, who invented it after he fled the U.S. for England
b. Jonas T. Wilkerson, White House chef to Andrew Johnson, who created it to celebrate the Alaska Purchase
 c. An unknown pastry chef at a hotel in Anchorage, Alaska
 d. Cookbook author Fanny Farmer
3. If you ordered a Black Forest Cake, you’d get:
a. A rich chocolate layer cake made with chocolate, not cocoa powder, filled and frosted with chocolate icing
b. A chocolate layer cake filled with Kirsch-flavored whipped cream and sour Morello cherries, topped with chocolate curls
 c. A chocolate layer cake with a coconut pecan filling and chocolate frosting, topped with more coconut
 d. A rich chocolate layer cake filled with apricot jam and iced with a velvety, rich, ganache-like chocolate
4. If you ordered tea cakes with your tea, you’d get:
a. Jam sandwiches
b. Small iced cakes
 c. Crumpets
 d. None of these
Correct answers: 1. A sponge cake. 2. Revolutionary war traitor Benjamin Rumsford. 3. A chocolate cake filled with Kirsch-flavored whipped cream and sour Morello cherries, topped with chocolate curls, 4. None of these.
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