Sunday was the first KVB Baking Day. Kacey, Victoria, and myself gathered in my kitchen to tackle Dorie's cake that got her fired. We each wore an apron. Kacey's was super cute with a ruffle at the bottom.
We had a great time and I think I did a great job not taking over (I have a tendency of doing that in my kitchen). I have to say I'm getting a bit sick of this folding of beaten egg whites in every one of her recipes. Yes, it is meant to lighten the cake. No, I don't like doing it.
We are in an economic crisis. I just had my hours cut back at work. I'm not about to go out and buy a bottle of booze that I may never use again. In my alcohol cabinet...Irish Whiskey. Perfect. I soaked my raisins (instead of prunes) in this and allowed them to sit for a few hours.
Overall we each enjoyed the cake. Quite chocolaty. The nuts add a nice crunch here and there. The raisins...hmm. Why? Kacey and I didn't mind them, they added something different. I don't think Toria was too impressed with them. I would have enjoyed a stronger taste of whiskey.
The next KVB Baking Day will be held at Victoria's house in a few weeks. Here and there we may host a guest baker. The hostess (with the mostest) is allowed to pick the project. I believe we are doing something with whiskey, stout, Baileys. What could it be??