Feeling Upside Down
I have a seriously bad case of spring fever this year. It has been really really nice here in Alabama (evident by the lack of posts here) and Kathryn and I have been spending a lot of time outside playing. I am ready for the pool and for sunscreen and for flip flops... and for tropical flavored rum spiked drinks. When I get spring fever I tend to force my loved ones to eat grilled meats and veggies and sit outside on the patio furniture..... warm or not. I also start grocery shopping like it is summer... buying tropical fruits and popsicles. On one of my recent expeditions to Costco I convinced myself and my husband that I needed a case of mangos. " I've got several good recipes at home that call for mangos..." I said. Ahem... yeah. Several. After I get my case of beautiful mangos home I wonder... What in the hell am I going to do with all of these?! So I hit the books and a very unlikely gal came to my rescue... Ol' Martha.
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8x8 pan, line with parchment and butter parchment. Using a 1.5 inch cookie cutter, cut rounds out of the centers of the 4 pineapple slices. Finely chop the remainder of the pineapple to yield 1 cup. Place chopped fruit in mesh sieve to drain.
This is one Martha recipe that I can say comes out beautifully. The only substitutions I made were to use vanilla yogurt instead of the sour cream, simply because I didn't have any sour cream and I also used dark brown sugar instead of light for the same reason. The cake came out so delicious even with my messing with it.....
Try this for an after summer grilled dinner.... with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Delicious!!