Antoinette’s Famous Liquor Cake*(Famoso torta di liquore di Antonietta*)

Vol. 2,  No. 4,  February 11th, 2012
CUCINA D’ANTOINETTA*(Antonietta’s Kitchen*) “the art of food, wine, family & more*”By Antonietta La Posta
TITLE: “Famoso torta di liquore di Antonietta*” (“Antoinette’s Famous Liquor Cake*”)
Attention all wannabe seductresses and pickup artists!  With the coming of Valentine’s Day, romance and dating is on the minds of many people. Can you just picture a party for two? It’s hot…hot…hot! If eating in, once the pre-dinner drinks are done and after the main dish has been served and enjoyed, what should come next? I suggest that you serve him or her my famous liquor cake? Here’s my toast: “Salute amore mio!” If tempted, read on…(Editor’s Note: This is a kitchen section of a continuing series on dating and relationships.)
PREVIEW (Sunday, Feb. 12th 2012): Valentine’s Day is fast approaching…two days and counting. To help you in the mating dance, I wrote my first blog post titled, “FLIRTING TIPS 101 FOR GIRLS & BOYS,   WOMEN & MEN:  I say have fun, but be careful!*”(Vol. 2,  No. 22, October 23, 2011). Last week, I did an update, by adding pointers about reading body language. Reading the signs incorrectly leads to missteps. Understanding the non-verbal communications spells greater success at love. I had a lot of material…Tomorrow, Feb. 12, 2012, I will offer my 2nd installment.  Why don’t you come by and check it out? It might give you one or more ’Aha’ moments.   (Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series on dating and relationships.)     
This was my Mom’s recipe. It’s a very delicious cake. But it’s not for everyday as it is made with whiskey and so it is expensive to make. 
Several are:
“Eggs laid by females of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, have been eaten by mankind for millennia. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. Egg yolks and whole eggs store a lot of protein and choline.[1][2] For this reason, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) categorizes eggs as Meats within the Food Guide Pyramid[1] Popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, duck, roe, and caviar. The egg most often humanly consumed by far is the produce of the chicken.” (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why do I prefer large size/brand
 I prefer large size because it is perfect size – it makes the right amount. I like PRESTIGE CLUB PACK from Burnbrae Farms because they are good quality and fresh.
Sugar is a class of edible crystalline carbohydrates, mainly sucrose, lactose, and fructose,[1] characterized by a sweet flavor.(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia, and the tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3 M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2–3. Many lemon flavored drinks and foods are available, including lemonade and sherbet lemons, as well as lemon and seasoning salt as a snack. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world. (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Chocolate (semi-sweet) baking squares

Chocolate is a range of products derived from cocoa (cacao), mixed with fat (i.e. cocoa butter and/or plant oils) and finely powdered sugar to produce a solid confection. There are several types of chocolate according to the proportion of cocoa used in a particular formulation….“Semisweet chocolate” is frequently used for cooking purposes. It is a dark chocolate with (by definition in Swiss usage) half as much sugar as cocoa, beyond which it is “sweet chocolate.” (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –

Why I prefer Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
It is a good brand. I have been buying it forever. It is consistently good at a fair price.
Baking powder
Baking powder makes the cake rise.
Why I prefer Magic brand powder
It is very relaiable.
 Crisco Oil
“Crisco is a brand of shortening produced by the J. M. Smucker Co. popular in the United States. Introduced in June 1911[1] by Procter & Gamble, it was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil.”(Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia) –
Why do I prefer Crisco oil. 

I prefer Crisco oil because it has a light taste.

Roasted almonds
The fruit of the almond is not a true nut, but a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed (“nut”) inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are commonly sold shelled (i.e., after the shells are removed), or unshelled (i.e., with the shells still attached). Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo. (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) – 

“Flour is a powder which is made from grinding up cereal grains, other seeds, or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. Maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple in much of Latin American cuisine.” (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer Robin Hood Five Roses brand flour
It is a good brand. I have been buying it forever. It is consistently good at a fair price.


Simply, it tastes great!
 Hole-in-the-middle Bundt pan

This is a cake pan with a hole in the middle, producing a ring-shaped cake, called a “bundt”. In 1950, H. David Dalquist invented this pan.

 Why I prefer hole-in-the-middle Bundt pan  This is the right pan to produce this type of baked treat. 
Antonietta’s Recipe of the Month: “Famoso torta di liquore di Antonietta*” (“Antoinette’s Famous Liquor Cake*”)

 Specifications – Ingredients

  • 8 Eggs 
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • Lemon Peel
  • 2 Chocolate (semi-sweet) baking squares
  • 2 oz. Roasted Almonds
  • 24 oz. Flour
  • 4 tsp. Baking powder 
  • 6 oz. Oil
  • 2 oz. Whiskey
  • 2+- oz. Vermout


1. Crack & mix 8 eggs in a bowl; 

2. Add 2 tbsp. sugar;

3. Grate 1 lemon peel;

4. Grate 2 big pieces of chocolate (semi-sweet);

5. Chop 2 oz. roasted almonds;

6. Add 24 oz. flour;

7. Add 4 tsp. magic flour;

8. Add 6 oz. oil;

9. Add 2 oz. whiskey;

10. Add 2+-oz. vermouth;

11. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour;

12. Turn off oven, but do not open oven door;

13. Leave 5-10 minutes after turning off oven;

Liquor cake is great, since you must know … wine is great, but liquor is quicker!
Take this dish out for a spin – especially this Christmas, and tell me if you agree.
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 Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or Uisce beatha) is a whiskey made in Ireland. There are several types of whiskey common to Ireland: Single Malt, Single Grain, Pure Pot Still and Blended Whiskey. The word whiskey is an Anglicisation of the ancient Gaelic term “uisce beatha” which translates as “water of life”. (The Craythur is a modern Irish term for whiskey.[1]Most Irish whiskey is distilled three times while Scotch, apart from Auchentoshan, is distilled twice. Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish Whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smokey, earthy overtones common to some Scotches. There are notable exceptions to these “rules” in both countries; an example is Connemara Peated Irish Malt (double distilled) whiskey from the independent Cooley Distillery in Co. Louth.”(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –

 Why I prefer Jameson brand

“Jameson is a Single distillery Irish whiskey produced by a division of the French distiller Pernod Ricard. Jameson is similar in its adherence to the single distillery principle to the single malt tradition, but Jameson combines malted barley with unmalted or “green” barley. The most famous component within Jameson is the “Pure Pot Still” distilling tradition.”(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) It is a leading brand, long known for high quality spirits, especially Irish Whiskey. It is excellent.

Vermouth is made from wine with added sugar, alcohol and botanicals (herbs and spices).

Why I prefer Martini & Rossi brand

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