(G) Day Grapefruit and Grapple Hooks
|Courtesy of Elizabeth Lindhag|
Grapefruit – Did you know?
Recipe: This recipe is a variation I created but I found the inspiration at allrecipes.com.
Fresh Grapefruit, Coconut and Cherry Cake
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 cup milk
3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of maraschino cherries (slice whole cherries into quarters, or dice into smaller pieces.)
Directions1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternating with the grapefruit juice and milk. Add cherries and stir. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Top with your favorite icing or eat as is.
Grapple Hook – Definition: A tool or device with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes) attached to a rope. Primarily, grappling hooks are used to temporarily secure one end of a rope.
Prompt: Imagine that you're trying to describe this tool to someone who has no clue what you're talking about. Write a three sentence explanation using as many synonyms as you can dream up. (No peeking at a thesaurus!) Try for, at least, 5-8 descriptive synonyms along with two possible scenarios where this tool would be invaluable.
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