From way, way back in 2011, we bring you our most famous post ever:
I don't know if you followed the escape of the Bronx Zoo Cobra and its subsequent capture...but Sparky and I followed the cobra's alleged Twitter Stream closely.
We all have our favorite cobra tweets - Sparky's is
@BronxZoosCobra "Indiana Jones, why did it have to be Indiana Jones?"
And Dad's is
@BronxZoosCobra Just FYI, I've had it with Samuel L. Jackson too.
But of course, the post-capture tweet that really caught my eye read:
@BronxZoosCobra A great cake recipe: 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 cups self-rising flour, 1 saw, 1 stick butter. And mix. Bring it by the zoo...
Sparky, Zuko and I dove right in: we decided that the heavy, wet batter was going to need more lift than just self-rising flour, so first we separated the eggs and whipped the 4 egg whites until they made soft peaks. (did you ever wonder if rattlesnakes could use those things as whisks? ) The fluffy whites went into a clean bowl, and then the butter and sugar went into the mixer and were whipped until well incorporated... then we added the egg yolks and milk and whipped it some more.Then came the flour, added slowly with the mixer on low.
The cake was allowed to cool thoroughly, and the saw inserted into the side of the cooked cake to allow for ease of removal later....
...except we weren't sure the cobra would really like it. After all, maybe she's getting used to captivity...after all, how different is life behind glass than life on reality TV (a life people inexplicably seem to crave!) Plus, with all the increased airport security, I wasn't sure how we could get it to the Bronx.So we had some...oh, well, we ate all of it...I can make another - really!
(*Considering that eggs are the only ingredient typical of a cobra's diet, I can see why this cake was so eggy - it made for a dense, moist cake with a delicious heavy crumb. I plan to incorporate chocolate into this recipe someday, because it has the potential to be a really spectacular chocolate cake.)
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