The humorist is a direct descendant of the great French Emperor Napoleon. Actually, that explains a lot of things. Paul ran for President of the United States in 2016! Woo hoo! On the Bacon & Chocolate ticket. Estimates of Bacon & Chocolate’s share of the votes range from 3 to 1.5% of the total. El Candidato also lost a contentious campaign to be El Presidente of Venezuela. In late 2013, Chef Paul participated in the International Bento Competition.

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Many American beers are 3% alcohol. A twelve-ounce can contains .36 ounces of alcohol. Orange extract, a fair substitute, for orange flower water, is 79% alcohol. My two-ounce container contains 1.58 ounces of alcohol, the same as nearly 4.4 cans of beer. I’m breaking out the orange-extract. Woo hoo! Party at my place!

“Honestly, officer, I only had a one-ounce bottle of orange extract.”

The officer rolls his eyes. “Like, I never heard that before.”

My Mexican vanilla extract is only 1.9% alcohol. This is why it isn’t as popular at Mexican parties.

Consumption of cough syrup soared during the Prohibition Era. Perhaps the alcoholic content of 50%, or more, of many them contributed to this surge. Why didn’t Al Capone simply open orange-extract tasting centers? People would have gotten their alcohol and Chicago would have been spared a crime wave. But I can’t picture him behind an apron.

Gâteau â la Fleur D'Oranger

Makes: 6-8 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Main Ingredients
1⁄2 t Flour
1 t Butter
1⁄2 t Brown Sugar
1 1⁄2 c Flour
2 t Baking Powder
1⁄4 t Salt
2 Large eggs
1⁄2 c Sugar
1⁄2 c Light brown suguar
1 c Milk
1⁄2 c Unsalted butter
1 1⁄4 t Orange flower water
1⁄4 c Heavy whipping cream
  • 9 inch cake pan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • whisk mixer or fork

Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

Sprinkle a 1/2 teaspoon of flour along the sides and bottom of cake pan. Do the same with a teaspoon of butter. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar over the flour.

Put 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt in first mixing bowl. Mix with whisk or fork.

In second mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs, but not so much they lose their dignity. Add sugar and brown sugar. Mix with whisk.

Melt 1/2 cup butter. Combine contents of second mixing bowl into first mixing bowl. Add melted butter, milk, and orange flower water. Mix with whisk or blender on cake setting. Pour entire contents into cake pan.

Put cake pan in preheated oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow cake to cool before topping cake with whipping cream.

Serving notes Paul De Lancey - GÂTEAU Â LA FLEUR D’ORANGER


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