Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey. (Rottentomatoes.com)
It is common knowledge that The King, was a huge fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. So here is a cake that I think he would’ve liked.
115 gr butter, softened
200 gr sugar
2 to 3 medium-sized bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
280 gr flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
120 ml 2% milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
80 gr 2% milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
480 gr powdered sugar
How to bake
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/ 175°C.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Beat in the bananas and the vanilla.
5. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl.
6. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, while beating well after each addition.
6. Transfer the mixture to a greased 13×9-inch baking pan.
7. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
8. Take the cake out of the oven and cool on a wire rack.
1. In a small bowl, beat the peanut butter, milk and vanilla together until it is nicely blended.
2. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth again.
3. Then spread the frosting over the cooled cake.