Saturday, March 17, 2012
Day Seventeen - Eggs in Purgatory
Today is St Patrick's day, and you know how people say that Christmas has lost its meaning and all that? I think this day is much worse in that regard. When did it start being about wearing silly hats and getting drunk? More importantly when did it stop being about snakes? Come on, let's reflect awhile on that cave into Purgatory that Patrick found!
Saying which, I found a recipe called Uove en Purgatorio, which is basically eggs poached in tomatoes. I made that and was going to make that today's thing. But it wasn't that photogenic and I have been wanting to make this for a while so... I tricked you - it isn't eggs in purgatory at all!
Apparently there is an Irish cocktail called a carbomb - baileys and whiskey dropped in guinness. It is said that if you can drink it before it curdles, it is lovely. Here it is as a cupcake. The cake is not at all sweet, flavoured with cocoa and stout. It has a dark chocolate and whiskey fondant filling and the buttercream icing on top is liberally dosed with Baileys. Hic.
Trivia: Darby O'Gill And The Little People may well be one of the funniest films ever. Watch this clip and try to contradict me.