I have been neglecting Nigella a bit lately and actually planned to post this Ginger Pom drink for the last theme of I Heart Cooking Club....but by the time I downloaded photos and sat down to post, the theme changed.
Anyway, from Nigella Express, the Razzle Dazzle section, is a drink called Ginger Pom.
The recipe calls for one part Pama Pomegranate liqueur, two parts ginger ale and 2 parts pomegranate juice.
We didn't have the pom liqueur but we did have much vodka...so I substituted. There is alot of vodka around now because we have been making Kahlua (coffee liqueur)....and...it was Tristan's 21st birthday Sunday last so we stopped by the local package store and I picked up yet more vodka.
Being the designated driver for the evening, and having ginger ale with my meal, I opted to drop a few splashes of vodka in the Pom as soon as we got home.
On to the birthday.........!
Tristan turned 21 and what he wanted was a rum cake and dinner at a local oyster bar and restaurant, Barnacle Bills.
In the morning I made a rum cake, let it cool and then set it in the fridge to get a cold ooey-gooey texture. By late afternoon we headed off to get fat juicy oysters.
Anyway, here is the recipe.....it is a very moist cake and tastes even better when you put it in the fridge for a day.
1 package "butter recipe" yellow cake mix
1 package (small) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 Tablespoon rum flavoring with enough water to make 1 cup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Grease and flour a Bundt or tube pan. Place chopped pecans in bottom of pan.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Put dry ingredients into large mixing bowl, pour water and oil into bowl and mix with electric mixer, adding one egg at a time. Mix 3 minutes.
Pour into pan. Bake 50 minutes (that is what works for my oven).
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
The remainder of the rum flavoring into a half cup measuring cup and add enough water to make it one half cup.
Boil 2 minutes. Pour over cake immediately after taking from the oven.
Leave it alone for 30 minutes before you invert on plate. The sauce will absorb and soak through the cake while it sits.
It's a dense cake...and sticky.......
Slice a piece for me please........
Happy Birthday Tristan!
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