Friday, October 27, 2017

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

We can owe the entire bundt cake phenomenon to one single recipe: the Tunnel of Fudge cake.
Following World War II, a man named H. David Dahlquist returned home to Minneapolis after serving in the Navy. With a degree in chemical engineering, he founded a small bake-ware company called Nordic Ware. In 1950, members of the women’s Zionist group Hadassah approached Dahlquist and asked him to create a modern pan to make the classic European pastry kugelhopf – a tall, brioche cake baked in ceramic molds. The company developed a round, aluminum tube pan and trademarked the name “bundt.”   Read more about it's history at 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a delightful dessert that was created in 1951 by Ella Brennan & Paul BlangĂ© at the restaurant Brennan's in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The dish is traditionally served over vanilla ice cream.  The dish got its name from Richard Foster, who was the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission.  Richard Foster was the friend of the Brennan's restaurant owner, Owen Brennan.  Brennan's is still operating today and the ambiance is breathtaking.