4.5 Additional recipes

4.5.1 Columbian fresh banana cake with sea foam frosting

  1. Open an 18.5 oz yellow cake mix into a large mixing bowl; do not use a mix that contains pudding or requires oil. Combine with 1/8 teaspoon baking soda.
  2. Stir 3/4 cup Coca-Cola briskly until foaming stops. Add to cake mix and blend until just moistened. Then beat at high speed for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl often.
  3. Combine 2 teaspoons lemon juice with 1 cup mashed bananas and then add to batter. Add 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts and beat for 1 minute at medium speed.
  4. Turn the batter into a well greased, lightly floured 9x13 baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 40 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, remove cake from pan and turn right side up on a rack to finish cooling.
  5. In the top of a double boiler, combine 2 large egg whites, 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar (or 1 tablespoon corn syrup), and 1/3 cup Coca-Cola. Beat at high speed for 1 minute with an electric mixer.
  6. Place over boiling water — the water should not touch the bottom of the top half of the double boiler. Beat on high speed for about 7 minutes until the frosting forms peaks when the mixer is raised. Remove from boiling water. Empty into a large bowl.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and continue beating on high speed until thick enough to spread, about 2 minutes. Spread on the sides and top of the cold banana cake.

4.5.2 Chewy banana split dessert

  1. Prepare and bake one package (19.8 0z) chewy fudge (or other favorite) brownie mix. Allow to cool thoroughly, four hours or more.
  2. Peel 2 large ripe bananas and place very thin slices on top of brownie.
  3. Cover bananas evenly with one 12-oz. container of whipped topping (thawed) and drizzle 1/2 cup chocolate syrup over that.
  4. Refrigerate to chill completely. Cut into squares to serve.


Figure 4.5: Early EVLA science: The spectrum of the hot core of Orion A at K band. Three separate observations of 8192 channels each 0.125 MHz wide were made using 12 antennas in the D array. Two hours total telescope time went into each of the two lower thirds of the spectrum and 1 hour was used for the highest third. The plot was made using ISPEC over a 54 by 60 arc second area. Line identifications provided by Karl Menten.