Sunday, June 1, 2008

Breakfast Cake

So, Gabe brings the idea to me to make "Breakfast Cake."  He was inspired by breakfast casserole a few weeks ago, and intrigued by the concept of bringing more inappropriate things to breakfast time.  It's a good thing the Idea Man lives with the Implementer.

This thing is chock-full of breakfast...DSC03889

 

Started off with thawing some frozen Italian sausageDSC03634 Brown up that sausage a bitDSC03635 That looks plenty goodDSC03641 Chop up some red, yellow and orange peppersDSC03638 That's a colorful bunch DSC03642 Some awesome sharp white cheddarDSC03649 Cheese is gratedDSC03652 The missing ingredients... including cake pans.  Also, these are not my World of Warcraft cards.DSC03648 Gabe is back with the groceriesDSC03654 8 eggs, 2 cups of Bisquick, 2 cups of milk, whisked brisklyDSC03657 Add peppersDSC03663 And onionsDSC03664 And Italian sausageDSC03665 Stir it all together... but this doesn't seem done yet...DSC03667 Ah, bacon.  Now we're on the right track.DSC03673 Let's just stir that inDSC03676 Don't forget that cheese. Add about a handful or twoDSC03678 Tough as it may be, stir away.DSC03681 This is about where the doubts start creeping in.DSC03683 Add some spices (garlic, cumin, oregano, white pepper, paprika, red pepper, kosher salt)DSC03688 Whisk whisk whisk!DSC03690 Mmmmmm, that's a beautiful bowl of vomit.

DSC03696 The kitten is uninterested.DSC03700 Pam up some of those brand new cake pansDSC03698 Scoop the vomitous blobs into the cake pansDSC03706 Yeah.  Plan on eating that later.DSC03718 Cover in tin foil, throw in the oven at 375 for, like, an hour.DSC03720 May as well go mow the lawnDSC03722 Cakes are getting close, time to start getting going again.DSC03729 Time to cook up that country gravy.  Yeah, it's packets, but we're not puritans around here.  Instead of 2 packets and 4 cups of water, we used 2 packets, 1 cup of water, 2 cups of milk and an egg... for some reason. DSC03730 Breakfast wouldn't be breakfast without beer and coffee DSC03738 This is looking good.  The toothpick comes out clean.DSC03741 No cooling rack, but we have super cheepo pans DSC03743 OMG OMG OMG!  This is about the point where we realized that this may actually be possible. You're basically looking at a stiff enough quiche to support another layer.DSC03744 Touch.  Sproing.DSC03745 More bacon, fried up in the microwave, chopped and mixed with some onions to sauté.DSC03755 The other, thicker cake half came out just as beautiful as the first.  Time to begin the 'icing' process.  The country gravy thickened up awful nicely. DSC03758 The bottom half is covered with a nice healthy layer of country gravy.DSC03763 Time to add a layer of Italian sausage.DSC03764 Beautiful.DSC03769 Here's that bacon and onions.  We'll throw that into the middle layer.DSC03770 Oh, don't forget the cheeseDSC03779 Just want to bake this up for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and get things gellin' a littleDSC03783 It looks good!  Transfer it to its final serving placeDSC03788 Take the top half, flip it and cover with another layer of 'icing'DSC03794 Sammich the whole works togetherDSC03796 Mmmm, cake burgerDSC03798 The icing process beginsDSC03804 More icingDSC03808 Doesn't that look great?DSC03817 The cat, still, could not care lessDSC03827 Let's seal that last little bit upDSC03839 Now Kayla comes along to work the decoration tip.  Plastic baggie, filled with remaining gravy, with a corner cut out.DSC03844 Squirt squirtDSC03846 Pretty prettyDSC03848 Took the remaining peppers and softened them up a bit over low heat for decorationDSC03849 Oh my god that's a cakeDSC03852 Well, we have remaining sausage.  At this point, we're just playing with our foodDSC03854 Decorating crewDSC03861 Holy hellDSC03870 Is so pretty.  And packed full of delicious.DSC03879 Adding the peppers and bacon for a little color.  Top it off with some Red Hot for color, and we're goldenDSC03881 Enjoy it while you still have arteries, you foolsDSC03885 Winnar.DSC03887 Time to cut it.  Is this actually going to work?DSC03889 That is a damned cake.DSC03892 Dish up!  It's only 6:30PM and we're already having breakfast!DSC03896 This looks surprisingly like a cake.DSC03898 No baking and bacon experience would be complete without Michael.  So we had him drive up from Issaquah to join us.DSC03901 I am literally filled with joy in cake formDSC03902 Apprehensive girl is apprehensive.DSC03903 Gabe is less apprehensive.DSC03907 The remainder so far.DSC03908

It was delicious.  It was so so delicious.  This was a day I feel I can be proud of forever.  I can die knowing I've accomplished something great in this world.  I'm assuming it'll be tonight when my heart realizes the futility of trying to keep up with my taste buds.


22 comments:

Jaison Green said...

Ok, that's awesome, but I have two questions!
1) How did it taste?
2) Where is the recipe!

Joi said...

That looks seriously amazing. Must try it sometime....

Kevin said...

And who says guys can't cook? Breakfast Cake - an idea who's time has come.

dm00 said...

awesome and inspiring achievement. here is a link to a thread with a gal so inspired that she tried it, and IMO it looks like hers is coming out better than yours did. check it out, pics start on page two.

http://www.totalpuff.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.
php?t=9415&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

beadie said...

OK, give - what is the recipe. My arteries are the on ly healthy things I have. But don't think it will hurt the blood sugar tooo much ;)
K Lauborough's Mom

gfunkpirate said...

I have been a vegetarian all my life, and spent the day making your awesome bacon cake.

I followed your recipe (minus onions and a little chunkier) since DM00 posted a link on our forum... :)

My boyfriend and his coworkers ate the shit out of it, and I have been asked to make another one for a birthday party next month.

Thanks so much for your insanity ;)

Aussie Brydon said...

you forgot the part where you were stoned when you came up with the idea - how else would you start this zany project??

askheaves said...

Ha, nice, Aussie.

I can honestly say that not I, nor anybody involved, partook of any illicit chemicals in the inception, construction or consumption parts of the process. Only beer and coffee.

But, yes, that would be my first reaction if a stranger told me this plan.

Aussie Brydon said...

no weed? Then my hat sir, is definitely off to you. That is an extremely bizarre and strangely appealing concoction! Most people would never come up with anything half as creative as this stoned out of their minds :) Are you or any of your friends apprentice (or accomplished) chef's? I might just have to try this recipie . . .

askheaves said...

Chefs? No.

Just a couple of software developers in Redmond.

But I was taught by my momma well.

Julie said...

Thanks for the shout-out.

Love,
Mom

Aussie Brydon said...

Redmond Washington? Do you work for big bad Bill? Perhaps the creativity of your cooking is an attempt by your subconscious mind to balance the banality of your software :D

[posted on a MacBook Pro (blah - work comp) running Vista in BootCamp - because it's not perfect but it's way better than OSX!]

Kaitlin said...

so, i'm sitting at my at my desk in dallas, tx far away from my true Washington home and my coworker sends this to me. i scroll down the page, wide-eyed and entertained. such creativity! such fun! and then i read the part about issaquah and realize YOU ARE MY PEOPLE. i heart quirky PNWers. keep up the good work.

Ravedogg said...

This post is brilliance. The comments are comical art. I totally jacked your content because those who can't 'do', 'share'.

Suzanne said...

I don't know whether to vomit or head to the kitchen to try the recipe. I love breakfast sausage and gravy. And Bisquick should be given the Nobel peace prize.

Sheryl said...

Wow. A friend of mine sent this link. He makes a dish for a pot luck every Sunday at a bar I used to work at. He might just do it! I think it's brilliant! I am astonished. Dum-dilly-icuos.

Elizabeth said...

My boyfriend sent me the link and I have made it twice so far. It is so delicious I can't imagine anything else ever tasting better.

Gary W said...

Brett, your father has never been more proud of you! Martha what's her name from Living whatever move over. I am concerned about thick arteries though. Keep up the awesome inventions! Love Dad

Robert said...

Congratulations on your smashing cake, and great photojournalism too! For those who miss Jolly Old England and their greasy breakfasts here is our sister ship, the British Breakfast Pizza (remove line returns in url):
http://picasaweb.google.com/
toddmalsbary/
EnglishBreakfastComplet

tresser said...

this is now my new 'death row' last meal.

I Like Turddles said...

My boyfriend's birthday is this weekend. He originally wanted a small log cabin built out of bacon, but I found this! He's getting the Breakfast Cake! Thank you for doing the Lord's work!

Sami said...

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth and swallowed it. Still probably tastes better than this thing though. :P