|Armenian Gingerbread Cake|
To avoid any confusion there is nothing Armenian about this cake.
In case you are not familiar with Armenian Cake, it is like an upside down crumb cake. The crumbs are at the bottom, giving the cake a crunchy base. It’s not just the crumbs that make this cake unique, actually there’s nothing unique about crumbs. What is unique is the process of making the cake. You make only one batter, use half for the crumbly base and add milk and other ingredients to the other half to get the cakey top. It’s a nice shortcut approach.
Something else unique about Armenian Cake is that it is not from Armenia, but from Australia. Why it is called Armenian Cake remains a mystery. The story is no different from Afghan Cookies which are from New Zealand, not Afghanistan. And Mars bars is not from Mars. Analogy taken too far I think.
Armenian Cake is usually made with nutmeg. I replaced nutmeg with ginger and cinnamon to make the gingerbread version. The recipe is available here.
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Great news for KFC fans. From December 1 through February 28 Japan Airlines will serve KFC on its flights from Tokyo's Narita Airport to eight destinations. It will be served as a second meal on flights to New York, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt and Paris.
If you are lucky enough to be travelling on one of those flights, expect to receive a drumstick, chicken breast, "flat bread" and coleslaw. I am sure they have figured out a way to keep the chicken moist since it will be served a few hours after being prepared.
Until now I had never heard of any airline serving food from a fast food chain. And I doubt this trend will catch on. Its available for a limited time only. I haven’t had many sub-par meals on airlines. I guess some customers would find meals from fast food chains more appealing than some of the meals that airlines serve. But the fact remains when you are up there you don't have much of a choice.