Put everything in the bowl except for the chocolate chips. Mix for a few minutes until it is well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. I had a few half empty chocolate chip packages laying around, so I used a mixture of milk and semi-sweet chips. Put the batter in a greased Bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Start the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and Kahlua until smooth. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake.
Spam? Yes Spam! Here
we go again, one of The Dudes all-time favorites from childhood. His Mom always
had some in the cupboard where she would pull some out and serve it up with
Scrambled or Fried Eggs if she was all out of fresh Polish Kielbasa, which the
Lebowski’s liked best, but the good old can of Spam was always there on hand
whenever they needed. Little Jeffrey really loved the taste and still does till
this very day. And like his Mom, The Dude always has acan or two on hand right next to the “Tuna”
in the cupboard when he has to make something good and tasty in a pinch. The
Dude also always has eggs in the frig, so if he doesn’t have anything else on
hand, he always has of course the Tuna, a can or two of Spam, and Eggs, so he
can always have a tasty plate of Fried Eggs and Spam. Yumm!!! It’s a good thing
to do, so make sure you do as the Dude and always have on hand; butter, canned
Tuna, Eggs, and Spam, Mustard and Mayo and you’ll never go hungry. Oh, yes, and
you just know that along with canned Potato Chips, and Tuna, The Dude subsisted
on Spam as one of his main staple-foods during his illustrious college days of
yore. Dudes Mom was always very kind and considerate during the Dudes college
years, sending many “Care Packages” to her son Jeffrey. The care packages
always filled with cans of Tuna, Spam, Spaghetti, Jars of Tomato Sauce,
Twinkies, and Ring Dings. What a nice Mom that Mrs. Lebowski was!Still is!
Yes “SPAM?” Spam is
somewhat of a social food phenomenon of the U.S., especially in the great state
of Hawaii where it is it is as Hawaiian as Apple Pie is American.
Spam is a pork based
Ham-Type product that was developed during World War II to help to feed both
Soldiers and civilians during the Second World War.
Spam the brand is not
all that economical compared to other meats or meat product. However, used in
the proper manner with other ingredient and compared to going out to eat a
Breakfast or Lunch, the use of Spam or other similar product can prove to be
quite inexpensive and a great saver of Money, something the Dude always keeps
in mind when shopping and cooking food.The price per pound of Spam does make it a bit expensive compared to
buying a larger piece of real ham or a fresh piece of pork. The latest price we’ve
seen was $3.59 for a 12 oz. can.
There are other
products that are almost the same as Spam and cost far less, and The Dude
usually buys a brand from Holland that you can get in most markets in Chinatown
in LA or New York for $1.59 for the same 12 oz. can. A savings of $2.00, that’s
One of the best meals
to make from Spam and the Dudes personal favorite, is to slice and frytwo pieces ofSpam and serve with either dry seasoned Ramen Noodles ortwo Fried or Scrambled Eggs.
So as the Dude has already pointed out, simply frying up
some Spam and a couple eggs is his favorite of all Spam-Dishes. Fried Eggs or
Scramble, depending on The Dudes mood are all goo for The Dude. Also pretty
much the same thing but on a roll is a Spam and Egg Sandwich. You get yourself
a nice Hard Roll (or Bread), fry up a couple slices of Spam and fry or scramble
1 or 2 eggs, plop them on your roll or between two slices of bread and “Voila”
you’ve got yourself a tasty Duder Spam and Egg Sandwich. And yes if you want to
Guild the Lilly as they say, yes you can throw on a slice of cheese. Yumm!!!
Supposedly there are tons of ways to cook and utilize Spam.
There are books written on the subject, Booklets anyway. Dude knows this, but
he likes to keep it simple and the few Spam preparations he makes are so tasty
and satisfying, the Dude doesn’t see any reason to mess with a whole bunch of others.
So the Dude eats the Spam in two different ways, either as is in the just
mention sandwich, simply 2 slices of Fried Spam with 2 eggs, or he throws Ramen
into the mix, in which he’ll have on a plate, a portion of Ramen seasoned with
salt, pepper, and Sesame Oil, 1 Fried Egg, and a slice or two of fried Spam.
That’s it, nice, simply, and easy, and of course, tasty as can be. Walter likes
PS.. There’s another product the Dude wants you to know
about that he picked up from some friends when the Dude was on The Speed of
Sound Tour with those “Assholes” from Metalica. It’s Taylor Ham a.k.a. Taylor
Pork Roll. The stuff is real Yummy and as Dudes friends in Hawaii love their
Spam more than others around the country, his friends in Jersey are nuts for
this stuff. Dude says they have good reason to be, the stuff is “Tasty as
Taylor Ham is used
in the same ways you would use Spam, and Taylor Ham and Egg Sandwiches in
Jersey are all the rage, Dude says “They’re The BOMB” !!! And “Yes,” Taylor Ham
is big with our friends in Philly too.
GOT ANY KAHLUA ? The COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE
LONDON BROIL…The Poor Man’s Steak
“and Perfect for The Dude and
London broil was
once a All-American Classic that was “Uber Popular in the 50’s, 1960s and 70’s,
the Dude’s Mom used to make it as a special treat maybe twice a month. They
almost never ate Sirloin Steak in the Lebowski Household when young Jeffrey
(The Dude) was growing up. Sirloin Steak was usually reserved for grown men.
Businessmen (The Big Lebowski) at business meetings in a Steak House or just a
few guys getting together on guys night out and going out for a Steak once or
twice a year. No, the Lebowski’s never ate Sirloins Steaks, but Mrs. Lebowski
did quite often make London Broil, and a Dam tasty one at that. Young Jeffrey watched.
So why you say was
London Broil so popular back then? Why? Well, it’s cheap and fairly tasty. We
say fairly tasty, as it can be quite good, but definitely not as good as a
juicy Sirloin or Rib Eye Steak, which have much higher fat contents making for
juicier, more tender cuts of meat. However, they are much more expensive,
double to triple the price per pound of the much cheaper Flank Steak known all
over America as London Broil. And Mrs. Lebowski like that name “London Broil.”
It sounded “Fancy.” It does, and she like that. Hey those meat market beef
pushing ranchers and what not are no dummies. They put a fancy name on a lesser
cut of meat and dam if it doesn’t sell like Hot-Cakes.
popularity is attributed to the fact that multitudes of Americans Love their
Steak, and for those on a budget, maybe the Flank Steak affords them the
opportunity to eat steak were they might not otherwise be able to afford the
New York Cut Sirloin. London Broil alla the Flank Steak affords them an
opportunity at their“Steak Fix” at an
Two things Dude
wants you to knowabout London Broil.
One, it has to be cooked at about Medium Rare. If cooked longer, it gets quite
tough. At Medium Rare it stays somewhat tender. So if you don’t eat Medium Rare
meat and like yours cooked Med Well or Well Done, “Forget about having London
Broil.” It’s not for you. Dudes point two, though Flank Steak isn’t the
tastiest cut in the land, you can fix it up to make it taste even better. Some
nice Mushrooms sautéed in butter or a quick pan sauce works wonders.
London Broilcan be
cooked on a Backyard Grill or as the Dude prefers ina Skillet, aka Frying Pan. Dude do not recommend
cooking it under a Household Broiler, this is the “WORST THING” you could ever
do, the Dude says. And most people in America do it this. Dude learned for his
Mom that cooking the London Broil under the Broiler was no dam good. She cooked
it in a pan, that’s the way the Dude does, and if you Achievers out there want
good results like the Dudes with your London Broil, you’ll cook it in a pan. Your
results will be better than any of your friends, The Dude promises.
COOKING LONDON BROIL
1 fresh Flank Steak
Kosher or Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Sweet or Lightly Salted Butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (Corn, Canola, Soy)
6 tablespoons of Red or White Wine or water
2 teaspoons Gravy Master or Maggi’s
1. Season the Flank Steak with salt & pepper.
2. Heat your Skillet over a high flame for two minutes. Add
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil to pan.
3. Add the Flank Steak and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Turn the steak over and cook for another 3 minutes over
5. Turn the flame down to medium and cook Steak for 2
minutes more on each side. Take steak out of pan and put on a platter to rest
for a few minutes.
6. Put wine or water in pan that you cooked the Steak
in. Scrape bottom of pan to dislodge the brown bits sticking
to pan ( there is an abundance of
flavor in these brown bits which will Help Make your delicious sauce). Add Gravy Master.
7. Let liquid reduce to half its original volume.
8. Turn flame off. Add butter to pan and move Pan in a
circular motion so the butter will mix in with pan juices, making your tasty
9. Quickly slice your Flank Steak across the grain which is
cutting across the shorter end of the Steak. Slice to about 1/8 of an inch
10. Place meat on everyone’s plate with potato and or
vegetable of your choice. Spoon sauce of London Broil and Enjoy!
NOTE: You do not have
to make the sauce if you think it might be too difficult. If so, you can stop
after step 5 and continue to step 10 and the slicing and serving of the London
Broil. You can also use your favorite bottled Steak Sauce.
Another way the Dude
likes to serve his London Broil or any steak with sauté some sautéed mushrooms.
Sauté them in butter with salt & pepper and serve over the London Broil.
Yet another option
would be to serve a store bought premade “Gravy” with the London Broil. Though Dude
personally recommends against this option, if you want to, it wouldn’t be any
And along with the
London Broil or any Steak, Dude usually serves his Dads Home-Fries and if in
season 2 or 3 slices of nice Beefsteak Tomato’s sprinkled with salt.
Serve with; Baked, Boiled, or Mashed Potatoes, and some
Green Veg or Buttered Carrots. Whatever?
OTHER GREAT RECIPES From The DUDE Can Be Found In The DUDES BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK "GOT ANY KAHLUA" ? THE COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE