Have you noticed that it’s hot?
Just when I had hope that Sweater Weather wouldn’t just be a song on the radio but the weather forecast—school is back everyone, there should be nothing but fall festivals, new crayons and lots of cable knit sweaters—the South disappoints me and plunges us into a heat wave that may or may not be the Second Coming (I’d start hedging your bets).
So instead of apple ciders because it’s 800 degrees outside (slight exaggeration), it’s back to the drawing board for summery concoctions and Spodee White is exactly what the meterologist orders, or would order if he had any brains.
My pick for how to best get the heat off your mind is Spodee’s White Sangria recipe—club soda, lots of pineapple, mint and a healthy dose of Spodee. Dash in enough ice cubes for the next Ice Age and you’ll be in happy hour heaven.
But my second favorite recipe for Spodee White isn’t one you’ll need to wait for 5:00pm to enjoy; because cupcakes are awesome (and mostly harmless) 24/7. And a second bonus? You can make it in your kitchen. In the air conditioning. Away from heat. And that sounds like a post-work best practice to me.
Spodee White Pineapple Cupcakes
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Spodee White
2 tbls heavy cream
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups of chopped pineapple
handful of coconut shavings
2 sticks butter
tons of powdered sugar, about 3-4 cups
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbls Spodee White
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Whisk together the eggs, butter, sugars, heavy cream, vanilla, and Spodee White to completely combine and smooth.
3. In a seperate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
4. Gently mix the dry ingredients with the wet.
5. Fold in pineapple
6. Place in oven and bake for 22-25 minutes.
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