This recipe is a blast from the past! It is the Duncan Hines Sock It to Me Cake. What a name for a cake! If you are into music or not you probably know this line from Aretha Franklin’s song RESPECT. It was released in 1967. Then in the 70’s Laugh In used it as a catch phrase in their show. No matter how the cake got its name it’s really good. I’m not a big fan of cake mixes, but this one is worth the time. It is super easy and really good.
Filed under Cake, Desserts
You may have noticed that my blog has been left unattended for a short while. Life for me now is a little ruffled around the edges. In fact I am having to just step back a bit and regroup myself. It is not anything earth shattering for that matter, but when it’s happening to you it seems that you are in it all alone. I am struggling though with several things that mean a lot to me. Along with those few things that are very personal the end of the school year has been busier than usual. My dearest friend, my go to person when everything is falling apart around me retired from teaching. I hosted along with seven other friends a celebration for her many years of dedication and love of teaching. I am going to miss her. She and I have taught together at the same schools for thirty years. I cannot imagine my school day without her there. Of course there are others that will no longer be there to share my day, too. It’s sad for me.
Cream Puffs or Choux Pastry can be intimitating to some when it comes to baking, but yet they are really simple. It could take a couple of times baking them to get the hang of it, but on the positive side even the bad puffs are good! My high school students were amazed when I made these melt in your mouth puffs of cream. The topic of the day is leavening agents and this particular one is steam. The amount of steam could be a problem , but I will cover that later in some hints to follow when making the perfect Choux Pastry.