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Feb 13, 2009 06:04 AM

Can you name this traditional Spanish dessert?

The comic strip "Get Fuzzy" has been running a series this week in which Rob is making a "traditional Spanish dessert"--a cake made with olives, lemon peels and cloves. Bucky Katt keeps harrassing Rob and referring to the concoction as "Rob's prison cake!" Does anyone know what Rob is making? This link takes you to the past week's strips all about the cake. I googled around to try to figure it out, but I thought somebody out there familiar with Spanish desserts just might know what this is just by description.

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  1. I don't know and am going nuts trying to find it - does anybody have an answer?

    1. Have you considered the fact that it may not exist? I know some Spanish cakes/cookies with olive oil and lemon zest, quite possibly some cinnamon, but not with olives and cloves.

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      1. re: bad nono

        I'm starting to consider that. ;) I saw some recipes with olive *oil* also, but not *olives*. No wonder Bucky kept calling it "prison cake!" And as you and Paula76 suggested, I'm not sure I want to find out how it tastes, either. Happy Valentine's Day, all!

      2. I am with bad nono on this one. I think it was probably a joke about the Spaniards' excessive use of olives or something. Did a search in Spanish and couldn't find anything. Can't quite imagine what it would taste like if it did exist, though and I'm not sure I'd want to find out!

        1. I am guessing you've probably given up the search but I positive after reading the comic that it was in fact a mistranslated recipe as Bucky said

          1. Hysterical! This has been driving me crazy all week. Staying tuned.