Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Girl from the Bronx.....ME!

Many of you probably don't know that I am from the Bronx. Yes, I'm from Belmont Avenue and 187th Street. Close to Arthur Avenue and its popular market. Moreover, my birthday is July 24th.  Well, those are the only two things I have in common with J-lo :)
By the way, Chazz Palminteri also comes from Belmont Avenue. 

I want to show you the spectacular cookbook I got from my daughter:  Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook. THE ORIGINAL 1950 CLASSIC EDITION!!! 

Knowing my addiction to cupcakes, my daughter also gave me a ....guess what?  A CUPCAKE bag!

Talking about the Bronx, here is my version of a cake which my mother used to get for me for my birthday. It was made by Egidio's  Pastry Shop, the fabulous Italian cafè on 622 E. 187th St. in the Bronx. Mine doesn't look anything like it, but from what I remember, it was a sponge cake with custard, peaches and cream, so I tried to recreate it as best I could. I assure you it is delicious!  In fact if you happen to be in the Bronx, visit Egidio's and ask them if they still make this cake.:)