This week on Hot Grease, Nicole is talking vintage cakes and Thanksgiving! Nicole starts the episode with a eulogy for the Twinkie, but suggests that you visit Betty Bakery in Boerum Hill to get an updated Twinkie with better ingredients! Later, Nicole talks to Julie Richardson of Baker and Spice in Portland, Oregon about Thanksgiving desserts. Julie is the author of Vintage Cakes, but that begs the question, “What is a vintage cake?” Tune in to hear instructions on the best way to roll a cake, and learn about some quick, last-minute Thanksgiving desserts! Later, Nicole talks about what’s on her friends’ Thanksgiving table this year, and recalls some of her favorite Hot Grease Thanksgiving episodes in The Hot Five! This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“Vintage cakes, to me, are memories. They could be cakes that go back a hundred years, or a cake that goes back 20 years to your childhood… It’s all about memories.” [6:00]

“The key to rolling up a cake roll is not over-baking it. So go about a minute less on your baking time.” [7:50]

Julie Richardson on Hot Grease