Grammar Exam B

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1. A Hawaiian version of coffee mixed with an alcoholic beverage is called coffee-oke, to make it, simply add a jigger of okolehao to a cup of hot coffee.
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2. Okolehao being a Hawaiian liquor that is distilled from the roots of the ti plant.
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3. Okole, meaning your rump, and hao, meaning iron, can be roughly translated as meaning "iron bottom."
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4. This fiery liquor was manufactured as far back as 1810 by foreign sailors who deserted their ships.
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5. Although the name of the liquor could also refer to a part of an early apparatus which was used for distilling the brew, namely an iron kettle.
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6. Making an exotic dessert like The Erupting Volcano Cake is a real challenge.
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7. In one bowl, mix 1 cup of sifted flour with 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar, and in another bowl, beat 12 egg whites together with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
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8. Until the mixture becomes foamy.
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9. Then, add 1 cup of granulated sugar to the beaten egg whites by tablespoonfuls.
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10. While beating the batter with an electric mixer on high speed until it has become stiff.
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11. After folding in 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, fold in the flour-sugar mixture, and place the batter in an ungreased tube pan.
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12. Which is then baked in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
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13. Remove the cooled cake from the pan by placing it upside down, set aside a 1-inch layer of cake sliced off the top, and make 1-inch cuts in from the outer and inner edges of the cake.
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14. The outer walls of the cake will be about one inch thick after the bits of cake have been removed with a spoon from within the cuts.
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15. Fill the trench-like cavity of the cake with 3 cups of whipped cream to which 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of instant coffee, 1/4 cup of cocoa, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt have been added, and place the top of the cake over the whipped cream filling.
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16. To make Mountain Frosting, put 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of light corn syrup, and 3 tablespoons of instant coffee, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of hot water, in a small saucepan.
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17. After covering the pan and bringing it to a boil over a medium heat.
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18. Remove the cover from the pan, and continue to boil the mixture until a small amount of it will spin a 6-inch thread when it is poured off the edge of a spoon.
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19. After beating 3 egg whites, 3/4 of a cup of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar into stiff peaks, continue to beat them at a medium speed as the hot syrup is poured into the mixture in a thin steady stream.
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20. While being careful to leave a 2-inch circle free of frosting at the top of the cake, spread frosting around the top and sides of the volcano.
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21. For the eruption, you will need to position 12 sugar cubes at the top of the unfrosted inner circle of the cake, and then, just before serving, drizzle 1/4 cup of rum or brandy over the sugar cubes.
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22. Which will ignite when lit to provide a spectacular eruption that will last for 15 minutes.
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23. So the next time you have your morning cup of coffee, think about the fact that coffee is actually a fruit.
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24. Although unlike a peach or an apricot, its seeds, rather than its pulp, are valuable.
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25. And as for the quality of the beverage, Hawaii's World War One Congressman Prince Kuhio said, "It is not too much to say that no coffee in the world surpasses Kona coffee which is unusual in that it has both great strength and fine flavor."
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