Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Well, last night I got brisket and beef ribs. I'm going to marinade them tonight I think, or tomorrow and then cook them, my first brisket. 8 hours at 200 degrees, then coat it in basting sauce and wrapped in tinfoil and into the oven for 2 hours. Here's hoping that it comes out tender and succulent.

Finished Paper Mario today. Ultimately it's a pretty good game, way too much cut scene in it for my taste, even though the game needs it to keep the combat from getting boring, I just wish there were a better solution. The puzzles are all fetch games, and that just gets boring. It felt better when I was solving real problems in the game instead of playing UPS Mario.

I have The Wall by Pink Floyd. I need to watch it.

***Cake***

* 5 egg whites
* 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 package yellow cake mix
* 3 egg yolks
* 3/4 cup orange juice
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate -- thawed
* 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

***Glaze***

* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions:

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

For Cake: Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a medium bowl.
Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.

Place cake mix, egg yolks, orange juice, oil, orange ice concentrate
and orange peel in large bowl. Beat on low speed 1 minute. Stop.
Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to
medium. Beat 2 minutes. Batter should look well blended.

Turn beaten egg white out on top of batter. fold whites into batter
until mixture is light but well combined. Pour batter into ungreased
10" tube pan, smoothing top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and top of cake springs
back when lightly pressed with tip of finger. Remove pan from oven and
immediately turn upside down on the neck of a glass bottle to cool for
1 hour. run long, sharp knife around edge of cake. Invert onto wire
rack. then invert again onto serving platter, right side up.

For Glaze: Place confectioners' sugar and orange juice in medium bowl.
Beat on low speed 1 minutes. Spread glaze over top and sides of cake.
Let glaze set for 20 minutes. Slice and serve.
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