Pomegranates. Limes. Bran. Little Things.

14 Nov

I don’t know that I have a graceful segue from from my random musings into the recipe today.
Metaphor? Not really.

Simile? This cake is like a golf cart.

How’s about an analogy? Little things are to actors as pretty pink fruit is to a cake. Both bring stupid amounts of joy.

I will settle for that.

Because it is the little things. Case in point: I had an audition on the lot at Fox studios. Which is wicked awesome because it means I was auditioning for something a large amount of people watch.
No offense at all to all the smaller projects I generally work on AT ALL. But I wouldn’t mind whoring my acting capabilities around on network tv too.
Anyway, going on the lot is always a treat, even if auditioning actors are now made to park in a lot across across a major intersection from the studios that is a loooong twisty hike just to the studio gate from which you will blaze a decent sized trail to find the casting director’s office. I needed two maps to find my way from my car to my audition. But I made it. I auditioned. I think it went well.

I left the office and looked around the lot hoping to see a bathroom near me. Stopped a guy cruising around in one of those carts to get directions. He only knew where the men’s room was (right around the corner, naturally) and stopped a woman to ask her if she could direct us to the ladies room and it sounded like it was going to be another hike. So he said “hop in”.

Nothing to make you feel like a real actor like cruising round a studio in one of those carts.

That guy made my day.

This cake, super-sweet, quite pretty thanks to the pomegranate seeds, tasty, and thanks to my adaptations decently healthy, will hopefully bring a little happy happy joy joy to you too. Woot!

Dig it.

Pomegranate and Lime Cake adapted from Bon Appetit

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg
1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. pomegranate juice
2 tsp. grated lime zest, divided
1/4 c. Greek yogurt
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. pomegranate seeds
Heat oven to 350. Line an 8×8 pan with nonstick foil and spray with nonstick spray.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Whisk in bran.
Whisk sugar and applesauce together. Whisk in 1/4 cup juice and one tsp. lime peel. Beat in flour mix. Stir in yogurt. Spread it in the pan. Bake until done. Use your senses. Allow to cool 15 minutes.
Sift powdered sugar, then whisk in juice, vanilla and 1/2 tsp. line peel.
Poke holes in cake with a fork an inch apart. Pour on the glaze and spread. Once cool, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and lime peel. Purty!

8 Responses to “Pomegranates. Limes. Bran. Little Things.”

  1. milkandhoneyontherun November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    ^^ Congratz on getting the audition! I remember visiting a couple of studios in LA and they’re so cool/massive! We did have a cart for our tour lol. Very unique recipe and I have pomegranates just for the occasion 😛

    • Ellen November 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Ooh, glad you got the pomegranates. Yeah, I realized I had better post this entry before pom season was over. I bought my pomegranate juice, btw-unless you are into dying your kitchen red I would probably advise doing the same:)

  2. Rose November 15, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Congratulations and good luck! 🙂 Pomegranates is still in season here from where I live. I think I’ve found my dessert for Thanksgiving 🙂

  3. Ameena November 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Finding a bathroom on a lot can be challenging. I know this firsthand. Unfortunately.

    Hope the audition went fabulous!! Fox has some great stuff…I hope it works out for you.

    • Ellen November 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      The audition went quite well, thanks! I think I would have heard by now if I booked the part but I think I at least “booked the office”-as in hopefully I’ll be called in by them again…

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) November 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Your analogy makes me smile…as do pomegranates! We have a young pomegranate tree which only bore 3 fruit this year…but I have one ready to go, so I think it’s time to break it open and make something tasty with it!

    • Ellen November 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      Whoa, you have a pomegranate tree?! That is wicked awesome. Actually you are wicked awesome too, so it figures you have a pomegranate tree. And that’s all I have to say about that!:)

      Sent from my iPhone

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