Every once in a while I get invited to “cook” with the chef in what is called the Celebrity Cook Off. Two teams face off to cook a delicious meal using a couple secret ingredients in 30 minutes. While I do pretty good at steering the ship, cooking is definitely not my forte. However, if I’m invited I will not stand on the sidelines and boil water for show. So being a connoisseur on desserts (the eating part) I decided I could try my hand at making a cake.
In the picture is my world famous Lobster and Fennel Cake. It is called that because we were forced to use all the “secret” ingredients. So I used them in the name of the cake. No lobster or fennel went into the cake! The end result looked pretty good and tasted even better (this is a “wet” cake, with the middle layer soaked in rum). Please note the distinctive color pattern that is revealed when you cut into the cake — it shows the colors of the Dutch flag.
Werner Timmers is Zuiderdam’s captain.