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Hot Buttered Baba Au Rhum

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I’m back from Portland and currently flying my body to Boston for a book signing and wreath-making workshop. I actually really love traveling during the holidays. I love the shitty Christmas lights and decorations in stores and in airports. I think it’s because it reminds me of Home Alone.

If you haven’t heard, SERIAL just dropped season 2. I kinda wish they just posted all of the episodes like Netflix does. I mean, part of me doesn’t because I wouldn’t get anything else done but you know what I mean!

Hot Buttered Baba Au Rhum

Hot Buttered Baba Au Rhum

Let’s talk about hot buttered baba au rhums! When Billy came to my house the other day so we could test these, he was like what the hell is that. I explained that they’re kinda like a French version of a tres leches cake and it all made sense to him. (Billy was also Mexican in his past life because he knows more about Thalia and Mexican pop culture than anyone I know.)

If you’ve never made this cake there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. This batter is very wet. Like, you might think I’m playing a joke on you or you made a huge mistake but you didn’t!

2. This cake is yeasted. But it’s a million times simpler than making any form of dough because there’s no forming of any kind. The first rise doesn’t even have to be transferred to a clean bowl. It’s very hands off.

3. This cake is very dry…that is until you but all that hot buttered rum business on top. That’s the good stuff.

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