don’t judge me for saying this but hannibal beating up tobias was really hot
Dear Supernatural fandom,
How are you guys doing? Do you need anything?
You’ve stuck with us while we have been on hiatus, and we know how painful a season finale can be, so we are, always have been and always will be here for you guys.
The Sherlock fandom
But the picture of the popcorn bowl is actually a bowl of marshmallows…. … …
Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together.
Watching Hannibal cook
Remembering that he’s cooking people
It looks DAMN delicious, though, doesn’t it?
Adapted from large batch family recipe courtesy of Baba Mackiw
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour two 8” x 4” loaf pans or 1 bundt pan.
Heat honey to boiling and allow to cool.
Beat softened butter in an electric stand mixer or with a hand mixer until it is the consistency of mayonnaise, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition, 1 minute each. Add cooled honey and beat together. Add sugar and beat well until fluffy.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Sift again. Add to the honey, egg, butter, sugar mixture.
Add orange zest, juice, coffee, and sour cream.
Mix on low speed just until the flour streaks disappear. Do not overmix! Remove bowl from mixer and sweep a rubber spatula around the bottom of the bowl a few times to make sure everything is incorporated. Set aside.
In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites to medium-stiff peaks, about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overbeat or they will become grainy. Carefully fold in 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the cake batter to lighten the mixture. Gently fold in the rest just until the egg white streaks disappear. Gently fold in chopped nuts, if using.
Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake in preheated oven about 1 hour, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Do not open the oven door for the first thirty minutes of baking time.
When cakes are done, remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a thin knife around the edges of the cake, turn out from the pans onto the rack, and cool completely right-side up.
Cakes last for several days if wrapped well and stored at room temperature.
Serving Suggestion: Whipped Cream with Almonds
Whip 1 cup cold heavy cream with 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional, substitute with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract if desired). Toast 1/2 cup of chopped almonds in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Make sure you keep an eye on them - they burn quickly! Slice cake with a serrated knife and gentle sawing motions. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and 1 teaspoon of chopped toasted almonds. Drizzle extra honey on top if desired.
… Though I suppose just a smear of butter would do, too. :-)
Enjoy! Great for dessert or for breakfast!
Holy crap coffee was expensive in France in Les Mis days! I’m reading an English travel guide, and the author complains that they charged him 10 sous for a cup of coffee in Calais. That’s like half of a day’s wage for a menial laborer! No coffee for Javert, it seems…
Oh, without a doubt. But still, it makes you think. Valjean drank coffee every morning when he was Mayor Madeleine. Makes sense - he could afford it. (Interesting that he acquired a taste for that luxury so late in life!) Grantaire also drank coffee, but he was a sybarite. As for tea, only old Gillenormand’s fancy salon drank it. And that’s kind of it - no one else in the novel drank either tea or coffee.
Definitely interesting to think about. I do have a Drug History textbook from a Drug Policy/History class I took at university some years back. I recall that ‘coffee’ was sort of the middle-class (borderline lower-class) drink at the time, and tea was for the aristocracy. Hence, Gillenormand’s fancy salon tea-drinking escapades. I forget *WHEN*, exactly, cafes and coffee shops became the place to drink coffee and discuss business, but I think it was sometime during the 18th/19th centuries. Hurrrhhhh this would require digging up my book, though.