Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Eating Jamaican Black Cake With Ron


The first batch (of five) Jamaican Black Cakes are out of the oven. They get soaked in rum until, a) we think they've had enough or, b) we run out of rum.

We cut into the first cake because we had to test the batch and make sure it's good enough to give to anyone else. My perfectly cut parchment paper bases did the trick. The cake is excellent.

I like the fact that "Rum" is "Ron" in Spanish. I'm just having some cake with Ron (even though my friend Ron lives in Nova Scotia).

Yesterday's blog post inspired me to get the other box of holiday decorations out of the closet so I can display them all.

I haven't done it yet, but at least I'm inspired.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd show you some more of the handmade ornaments I've already set out.

(Click the images... because they get bigger.)

LEFT: SOAKING UP THE RUM.
RIGHT: ALMOST IN NEED OF MORE RUM.
ENOUGH RUM.

One set of ornaments was created by dear old friends in Connecticut. They have two daughters and we all used to love to play Pictionary Junior together. As a going-away gift when we moved to San Diego, California, in 1993, Don and Bev, and Laura and Sarah each created an ornament from one of the Pictionary cards. We will forever cherish the gift and all the memories.



More of San Geraldo's handiwork...



MADE FOR ME IN 1982.

25 comments:

  1. Mmmm....I love Ron soaked fruitcakes! :) One year I made them with Brandy and those were pretty good, too.

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    1. Jennifer:
      And these include vino dulce (aka Málaga wine, aka sweet wine) and rum before they bake! Ron is the icing on the cake... so to speak.

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  2. I'm here to sample the Ron cake!! Yummy! But I really love that Jerry made those ornaments! They are wonderful!🎄❤️

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    1. Elaine:
      So much talent.. and so much patience (sometimes)!

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  3. I love the cake I need a piece of it

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    1. There's still some left from the first five cakes and Jerry is back in the kitchen baking five more.

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  4. Here I am "Ron Cake" !!

    I love me some Ron Cake too, Mitch.
    We can pretend can't we that I am sampling Jerry's efforts.
    PS: those ornaments are the cutest.
    Cheers
    Ron Cake

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    1. Ron:
      Everything is better with Ron. (Jim told me.)

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  5. What can I say? Ron soaked in rum? Not a pretty picture!! lol
    Now those cakes! I can just imagine how they taste!
    Jerry...one very talented guy! Those ornaments are something else!

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    1. Jim:
      Ron soaked in rum is a delightful picture! Aren't those ornaments amazing?!?

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  6. SG does needlepoint? or is that crochet? either way, FABULOUS!

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    1. anne marie:
      Embroidery (including needlepoint). HIs stitches are perfect and he does really complex work. He taught himself since we've been together (well, that's been kind of a long time).

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  7. That is a serious rum cake!

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    1. Wilma:
      Seriously delicious. But rum is the least of the flavors!

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  8. I've been waiting for a picture of the finished cake, and you didn't disappoint.

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    1. Stephen:
      SO good. We start off each day with a slice at breakfast! (All that fruit and fiber, you know.)

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    1. Bob:
      Jerry had a headache yesterday. He was worried it may have been a hangover from the fumes.

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  10. Not sure it'll get here in time - or pass the no flammable materials test but if you need our address for...

    Love the San-made ornaments! Did you see what I did there? Did you? Huh? Huh?

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    1. Willym:
      Very clever! San-made ornaments by Sangeraldo Claus!

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  11. GET OUT! Jerry made those? They are fantastic! The ornaments, I mean :) I'm sure the rum-soaked thing is good, too, if you like ron pero, yo, no... no me gusta... por nada LOL

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    1. Judy:
      I don't think you'd really taste the rum given the overwhelming flavors in the cake, but that's like telling Jerry -- who HATES walnuts -- that he won't taste the walnuts in a cake because they're ground down to a powder! Anyway, he is so gifted. Even my mother, who was an expert embroiderer, marveled at the quality of his work.

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  12. He's a pretty talented guy, eh? But you knew that already.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      He really is a man of many talents. (Sometimes it can be really annoying!!!)

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  13. such marvelous things you two have and do!

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