Drunken Coconut Grits Skillet Cake / Pijani kolač sa kokosom i grisom

I’ve had an itch for something sweet last night, but couldn’t be bothered to take my ass to the grocery store. Instead I did quick assessment of what was in the pantry and worked my way from there. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any fresh or frozen fruit at home, but we did have raisins and rum. Have you ever baked with raisins soaked in rum? No?! My god, you haven’t lived!!! What are you waiting for?!

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 20 cm cake / 1.49 EUR)

For raisins:

½ cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp rum (0.13 EUR)

1/3 cup milk (0.07 EUR)

For the cake batter:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

2/3 cups milk (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp butter, melted (0.27 EUR)

1 cup instant grits (0.10 EUR)

4 tbsp shredded coconut (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

First soak the raisins in rum and milk mixture, allowing them to sit for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven with cast iron skillet to 200°C. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk and vanilla. Stir in melted butter.

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In a larger bowl, whisk together grits, coconut, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ones and briefly stir to combine. Finally, add in raisins with all the remaining liquid and briefly stir until it’s all uniform. Your batter will be pretty thick.

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Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven and, even more carefully, pour the batter into the hot skillet. Gently even the top and bake in top third of the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven, until deep golden brown and crispy on top. A skewer inserted in the cake should come out clean. Mine was perfect after 18 minutes.

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Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes before digging in. Serve warm, with a slab of your favourite jam and a big mug of hot coffee.

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Sinoć mi se baš jelo nešto slatko, a nikako mi se nije dalo ići do dućana. Umjesto toga sam zavirila u špajzu i krenula od toga. Na žalost, doma nismo imali nikakvog svježeg, a ni smrznutog voća. Ali imali smo grožđice i rum. Jeste kada pekli nešto sa grožđicama namočenim u rumu? Ne?! Pa onda niste živjeli!!! Što čekate?!

SASTOJCI:

(Za kolač promjera 20 cm / 11,11 kn)

Za grožđice:

½ šalice grožđica (3,00 kn)

2 žlice ruma (1,00 kn)

1/3 šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

Za smjesu za kolač:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

2/3 šalice mlijeka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (2,00 kn)

1 šalica grisa (0,75 kn)

4 žlice ribanog kokosa (1,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,10 kn)

½ žličice praška za pecivo (0,05 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prvo dvadesetak minuta namočite grožđice u rumu i mlijeku. Zagrijte pećnicu sa željeznom tavicom na 200°C. U zdjelici pomiješajte jaje, mlijeko i vaniliju, pa umiješajte u to rastopljeni maslac.

U većoj posudi pomiješajte gris, kokos, šećer, prašak za pecivo i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i miješajte dok se ne sjedine. Na kraju dodajte unutra grožđice sa svom preostalom tekućinom i kratko promiješajte da bude jednolično. Smjesa će vam ispasti prilično gusta.

Pažljivo izvadite vruću tavicu iz pećnice, pa još pažljivije u nju ulijte smjesu. Nježno poravnajte po vrhu i pecite 15-20 minuta u gornjoj trećini pećnice dok kolač ne bude zlatno-žuti. Vrijeme pečenja ovisi o vašoj pećnici, a kada testirate čačkalicom, ona bi trebala biti čista. Moj kolač je bio savršen nakon 18 minuta.

Pustite da se kolač par minuta ohladi, prije nego što navalite. Poslužite sa najdražim pekmezom i velikom šalicom vruće kave.

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Drunken Coconut Grits Skillet Cake / Pijani kolač sa kokosom i grisom

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