Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pineapple Rightside-Up Cake / Pastel-No-Al-Revés De Piña

La version español está después de la versión inglés.

UPSIDE-DOWN CAKES are a centuries-old tradition that began when cakes were cooked in cast-iron skillets. However, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is an American invention.

San Geraldo had a fresh pineapple in the house and, rather than slice it up for salad and snacks, he decided to bake a cake. Interestingly (or maybe not), this post was really not supposed to have anything more to do with Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. San Geraldo told me his cake was not upside-down. But he took it out of the oven and, after it cooled, he flipped it upside down out of the baking dish and displayed it for me. I told him he lied. Then he turned it over.

LOS PASTELES AL-REVÉS son una tradición centenaria que comenzó cuando las tortas fueron cocinadas en sartenes de hierro fundido. Sin embargo, el pastel-al-revés de piña es una invención americana.

San Geraldo tenía una piña fresca en casa y, en lugar de cortarla para ensaladas y aperitivos, decidió hornear un pastel. Curiosamente (o tal vez no), esta entrada realmente no se supone que tiene algo más que ver con un pastel-al-revés de piña. San Geraldo me dijo que su pastel no estaba al revés. Pero lo sacó del horno y, después de que se enfrió, lo volteó boca abajo del feunte de hornear y lo mostró para mí. Le dije que mintió. Luego lo volteó.



30 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Now I want to bake one.
    Have a good afternoon!
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      "Now I want to bake one." Words you will never hear escape my lips! "Now I want to EAT one!"

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  2. I didn't know about this particular product but it reminds me that one of my mum's dinner recipes just for me, the only veggie in the family, was 'Vegetable Upside-down'. I loved it. It must be over 15 years since the last time (she died 12 years ago) and I'm salivating at the memory right now.

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    1. Ray:
      I had never heard of vegetable upside-down, so I looked it up. THAT looks delicious. Do you think you could manage to make one for yourself?

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  3. Mmmm, looks SO good! My mom used to bake pineapple upside-down cake when I was a little girl (but with canned pineapple of course since we never saw fresh pineapples in the grocery stores in those days). I haven't had one for probably 50 years. So yes, I should get off my duff and bake one too!

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    1. Debra:
      It is so delicious. We've had a slice for dessert after lunch and dinner every day. I will now expect Jerry to do something like this with every pineapple he buys. (He said baking with the fresh as opposed to canned pineapple required more time in the oven.)

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  4. oooooh, may I have a slice please? (holds out plate)

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    1. anne marie:
      There's still some left. Come on over!

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  5. Yum! Pineapple cake is one of my favorites no matter which side is up! How did it taste?

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    1. Jennifer:
      Delicous! Not overly sweet. Not sharp. Just perfect. And the pastry and texture, too. He's a keeper!

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  6. I don't usually like pineapple in a cake, but this does look delicious. I'd try it!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      This one is surprisingly light. He's such a talent. I poured yogurt in a bowl this morning and opened a tin of peaches!

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  7. I've never been a fan of pineapple upside-down cake but Mrs. C. recently made one and I must admit it was very good, although hers didn't look as pretty as San Geraldo's.

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    1. Stephen:
      I'm glad you liked Mrs. C's but I won't tell her what you said about the aesthetics! You DO like to take chances, don't you!?!

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  8. I always assumed that upside down cakes were cooking errors caused by too much sugar - No ?

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    1. Heron:
      I found the history interesting. However, in my case, it WOULD involve some error.

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  9. I can't remember the last time I had one of those but so tasty - I love pineapple.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      This pineapple is especially sweet and juicy. We've got a bowl of it in the fridge. I had it along with another snack yesterday afternoon.

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  10. Upside down - right side up: I want some! Please sir?

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    1. Willym:
      More?!? (Oh wait, you can't have more if you haven't had any.) Come on over. If there's none left, I'll make Jerry bake another one.

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  11. This looks delicious! ....served warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice-cream. Enjoy.

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    1. Jim:
      It's delicious cold... and better each time. But, ooh, ice cream!

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  12. maybe it is down-side up? Regardless, it is a beauty.

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    1. Wilma:
      I think it's downside-down really. But i have no idea if I got it right in Spanish!

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  13. They took me down by the water-fall, they showed me their island ways. They gave me beautiful flowers, and pretty good island leis. (I can't help it, pineapple makes me channel Vicki Eydie)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I can always count on you...
      I forgot about what was right, and I learned what was very bad. But now I am the princess of the island, and they make me feel very glad.

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    1. Travel:
      Why, thank you! Oh... you mean the cake!

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  15. (In response to your suggestion above that I make an 'upside-down' myself) - No!

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    1. Ray:
      Oh! Now I remember another of our similarities.

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