Saturday, January 5, 2008

Chuck Huck


Some people talk the talk, while others walk the walk. Big words from Keira about political activism, but I'll give you one guess who is hosting the precinct caucus on February 9th.

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

GET OUT! You're hosting?!!!!! Tell me it's so Great Carnack.

crashhanna said...

You betcha. How's that for street creds?

Suzanne said...

Whoa. I'm impressed, 'nuff said. I did just hear that Mitt won Wyoming.

Keira said...

Are you serving unpalatable lemonade and crackers?

Or are you serving up bundt cake?

crashhanna said...

1796 - Amelia Simmons published a recipe for this cake in her cookbook American Cookery, 2nd Edition, in 1796:

Election cake - Thirty quarts of flour, 10 pound butter, 14 pound sugar, 12 pound raisins, 3 doz eggs, one pint wine, one quart brandy, 4 ounces cinnamon, 4 ounces fine colander seed, 3 ounces ground alspice; wet flour with milk to the consistence of bread over night, adding one quart yeast; the next morning work the butter and sugar together for half an hour, which will render the cake much lighter and whiter; when it has rise light work in every other ingredient except the plumbs, which work in when going into the oven.

Whaddya think? Maybe I'll save that for the actual election. I'll have to invent something and call it "caucus cake". I think I'll make it in a bundt pan.

Suzanne said...

I think that a potted plant might look nice in the middle. I think that branching off on your own might be a good idea. 30 quarts of flour is just excessive. Now, cooking with that much alcohol, that is totally up to you.

crashhanna said...

I might get into some trouble with the alcohol content. I do think it explains a few things about early United States politics.