Just because, I stopped at our local library book sale.... some 6 months ago mind you.
Just because, I found some old Gourmet, Cooks Illustrated and Bon Appetit Magazines for .25 cents...major score.
Just because, I took them home and read them for a week straight, shelved them.... never making a single recipe from them until last night.
Just because, I decided to make the utterly gorgeous Coconut Rum Cake from September 2007 Issue of Gourmet.
Just because, I left out the rum. (teacher can't have alcohol on her breath can she?)
Just because, I did not read reviews of recipe on epicurious.com until AFTER I made the cake.
Just because I have no self confidence..... I read the 50+ reviews of the cake.... split down the middle... you were either going to love it or hate it..... oh no....I am my worst critic. I sided with the cake haters on this one and worried all morning long that I was bringing in a flop of a cake to work.....nobody would like it.
Just because, I drove all the way to work with one hand on the wheel, the other on the cake cover... so it wouldn't slip and the frosting wouldn't mess.
Just because, my friends all ate it, kids wanted a piece and others asked for seconds......
Just because I want to... I recommed that you read reviews BEFORE you bake..... lots of tips... I went solo on this one- tips would have helped.
Just in case you are interested, you can find the recipe here: Coconut Rum Cake