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Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Goodbye

May 15, 2012

Tomorrow is my friend Matthew’s last day at work. 😦

He asked me so very politely (seriously, so polite) if I would be interested in making him a Pineapple Upside Down cake for his last day. How can you say no to such a request?

I had never made a pineapple upside down cake before, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. It was super easy, and it looks so cool when it’s done.

I used an Alton Brown recipe (even his recipes are sexy), and make only two small modifications:

  • I added rum instead of pineapple juice (duh)
  • I made a warm syrup of pineapple juice and the cooked brown sugar that stuck to the pan, and drizzled it over the cake after removing it from the skillet

The proof of the pudding is in the taste, as they say (and yes, that is the CORRECT phrase thankyouverymuch), so I am looking forward to trying this tomorrow.

But I am sad that Matthew will be leaving. He really made our office fun for the last few months. Which is a feat.

Bon voyage, Minty (and wife Jennifer). Our loss is Chicago’s gain. Best of luck in your exciting future endeavors!


Before pouring the batter over the pineapples


Done! Look at that beautiful cooked sugar…

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2012 10:46 pm

    You’ve got to be careful with blog titles. I thought you were packing it in. Glad to hear it’s just your colleague who is leaving, and that you and Wendalicious will still be with us.

    I can’t think of pineapple upside down cake without recalling The Jetsons. Guess who watched far too much television as part of their misspent youth?

    • May 15, 2012 11:05 pm

      Ha! I didn’t even think about the title too much. Sorry. Or maybe I was just trying to get you to click… 🙂

      And I don’t recall the Jetsons reference…I am pretty sure I watched it. Hmm.

  2. Matthew permalink
    May 16, 2012 9:14 am

    Before anyone cast aspersions, I want to make it clear that I was *told* to request a cake by another colleague. And then, when I mentioned pineapple upside-down cake, I was told that such cakes are Wendy’s problem.

    It’s not like I’m some kind of honey badger, walking around and telling people to make me some cake, dammit. Those duties are handled in another department.

  3. emilylemieux22 permalink
    July 12, 2012 10:03 am

    Aw we’ll miss them too!


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