RUM!! A Caribbean staple for many generations. Each island has its own signature rum and you can taste them all.
Slip Aweigh’s Favorite recipe with Rum, of course.
(Compliments of Voyage Yacht charters—one of our selected companies)
PINEAPPLE RUM CAKE
For the glaze and the pineapples:
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dark rum
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 pineapple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
For the cake:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon dark rum
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup crushed pecans
Vanilla ice cream for serving
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F
Make the glaze and pineapples:
In a small saucepan over moderate heat, combine the brown sugar and 1 cup rum, and bring to a simmer. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until reduced by about 1/3. Whisk in the butter. Add the pineapple slices, gently stirring to coat them in the glaze, then let them sit for about 3 minutes. Transfer the pineapple slices to the bottom of a 9-inch square cake pan, arranging them to cover the bottom.
Make the cake:
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat on medium until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and rum, and beat for 30 seconds. Fold in the flour and salt.
Scrape the batter (it will be thick) over the pineapples in the pan. Sprinkle the pecans over the batter and bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let the cake cool on a rack for 15 minutes then flip it onto a serving plate so that the pineapples are on top.
DO AHEAD: The cake can be baked in advance, covered, and kept at room temperature up to 10 hours.
In a small saucepan over moderate heat, combine the rum glaze and the remaining 1/2 cup rum and warm until heated through. Cut the cake into squares and serve with vanilla ice cream and warm rum glaze.
Contact us today to enjoy these delightful foods and drinks on your perfect charter yacht.
What to do all day?
Sorry, no TV, no news radio…. just blissful peace away from the hurry scurry pace of the world.
View distant rain showers from the sky or “inverted rain”
What is “inverted rain”?
It is the sound that little silversides (tiny silvery fish) make leaping in thousands out of the water to escape being eaten from below. You will NOT believe it. They jump in waves up from the water…looking like inverted rain drops around the boat. You will hear them and run to see! Curious? Come see for yourself.
How about a kayak ride?
Later, a gourmet picnic lunch for your private time on a secluded beach of powdery clean white sand?
Then a leisurely snorkel. You set the pace on your “moveable Charteryacht home” in Paradise!
Would you like to Learn to Sail?
Many yachts offer sanctioned courses you can take RIGHT ON BOARD, most at no extra charge, which could result in your own Bareboat Sailing Certificate. ASA, US Sailing…. Just ask…Or any skipper will be happy to share tips from their life on the sea. GREAT for kids.
Of course, remember the option of doing NOTHING AT ALL!
Match Making, yes, that’s just what we do!
We look forward to matching happy people with the right yacht and crew. Knowing these yachts and people personally for so long makes all the difference. Our full time job is to keep informed of changes, additions and special announcements of all the yachts we prefer to book. This enables me to make the right selections to present to you for planning your personalized vacation in Paradise!
But remember: This is not a cruise ship with a fixed itinerary and activities.
What you do or Don’t do, is entirely up to you!!