4.5 Additional recipes
4.5.1 Columbian fresh banana cake with sea foam frosting
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Turn the batter into a well greased, lightly floured 9x13 baking dish. Bake in a preheated
350∘F 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Prepare and bake one package (19.8 0z) chewy fudge (or other favorite) brownie mix.
Allow to cool thoroughly, four hours or more.
- Peel 2 large ripe bananas and place very thin slices on top of brownie.
- Cover bananas evenly with one 12-oz. container of whipped topping (thawed) and
drizzle 1/2 cup chocolate syrup over that.
- 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.