Rum Cake Again!

Dan Cooking

I decided, both out of generosity and the need for a sofa when I visit London in the spring, to make rum cake tonight. I will deliver it to the great music team over at Wavecrest tomorrow, and hopefully they’ll enjoy it enough to let me crash for a night or two in March! The cake came out great – I think. I didn’t actually get to taste it, since it’s bad form to gift a cake that has a …

Rum Cake

Dan Boston, Cooking

Last year, you might remember that I made lemon bars, which kicked off my cooking trend. This year, I got a recipe for a rum cake that I figured I would try to make. I had sent off the ingredient list to my mom earlier so that everything would be ready for me, but unfortunately a few things were missing. Like, butter and more importantly, enough rum that the recipe calls for! (Sorry, a tiny flask is not gonna cut …

Another success!

Dan Cooking

I brought the double-batch of Raspberry Rugelach to the scoring session for The Kingdom today. Indeed, it was another success, as composer, crew and some orchestra members were satiated with the yummy goodness. I should really start taking pictures of people eating the food, instead of just showing the food itself! (“Here’s a picture of James Horner eating my Pumpkin Cake.” Heh!)

Raspberry Rugelach

Dan Cooking

I have a scoring session tomorrow afternoon. You know what that means – a new thing to try cooking! Since the rugelach I baked last week came out nicely, this time I decided to make Raspberry Rugelach. Not bad – I forgot to use the egg wash though to make it “shine”, and I think I folded them wrong (as you can see, some of then unfurled a tad). But, it tastes good! The second batch had the same unfolding …

Chocolate Cream Cheese Rugelach

Dan Cooking

Yes, it’s as good as it sounds. And yes, it’s super-easy to make. And yes, they look like weird brown dropping of…. well. Hmm. But yes, they taste amazing! Cream cheese, butter and sugar. What’s not to love? After the dough chills, roll it out, and slather on a little Nutella They look so cute all rolled up! Ooooh – yes, they look like poo. But they taste like Bubbie’s Heaven! Note: when they first came out of the oven, …

Pumpkin Cake

Dan Cooking

On a whim, I decided to (finally) take a stab at Liz’s mom’s pumpkin cake recipe. I have a scoring session on Monday, so it will be gone by then, and it’s super easy. I didn’t take pictures of the process (I had forgotten), but I did mess up one thing: I put two teaspoons of baking soda instead of one. Whoops. Luckily, it doesn’t really affect it all that much, unless it made the cake even more fluffy and …

Lemon Bars in La-La Land

Dan Cooking

I brought lemon bars to the Medal of Honor: Airborne scoring session. They were a double batch, so I had enough to keep the booth happy, and then the orchestra could get a bunch of them too. Suffice it to say, they were a hit! The tagline on the SoundtrackNet logo was changed to say “Baking to Keep the Orchestra Playing”.

Lemon Bars – Take Two

Dan Cooking

I have a scoring session tomorrow, and decided that I would make the lemon bars again, and bring them to the session. That way, I get to practice cooking them, and don’t have to eat all of them when they’re done! Also, it will positively affect my reputation among the musicians, since they love food! One thing is, I’ve noticed that my gas oven runs a little hot, and I need to get a stone for it to help even …