Monday, January 5, 2009

Holy Cupcake

In 1993, Sleep released an album named Holy Mountain. It is widely accepted as the most influential stoner metal album of all time, and I couldn't agree more.
It pays homage to the Alejandro Jodorowsky film of the same name, which was released 20 years earlier. Have you ever seen this movie? It's amazing. The first time I saw it was at the Music Box midnight show with my dear friend Gabriel.
I highly (no pun intended) recommend you enjoy this film under the influence.

This synopsis from IMDB.com will help to explain why:

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.
Written by Marty Cassady

Al Cisneros, Matt Pike and Chris Hakius make up the holy trilogy that is Sleep.
They're playing All Tomorrow's Parties May 9th & 10th in England. Too bad I'm poor and won't be able to make it across the pond...*sigh*
All I can do is post a tres-leche cupcake recipe in their honor.
What's holier than a trilogy of milk? I'd eat these cupcakes on a mountain!


Sleep: Holy Cupcake





Metal Constituents:
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can(12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Merciless Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with papers, and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold whites into yolk mixture until almost combined, then gently fold in flour (do not overmix).
  5. Pour batter into cupcake papers, and bake until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Cool cakes for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  7. Take a chop stick and punch several holes (4-5) in each cupcake (brutal).
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the three milks; pour evenly over each cupcake. I ended up using about 6 tablespoons per cupcake.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow the cakes to absorb the milk trilogy.
  10. To make the whipped cream: In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream with sugar until soft peaks form. If you're pressed for time, whip cream in a can works just as well.
  11. Place a dollop of the whipped cream on each cupcake, just before you're about to serve them.
  12. Look unto the rays of the new stoner sun rising.

Here is some sweet footage of Sleep playing "Dragonaut." Enjoy!





And here's the trailer for The Holy Mountain:


3 comments:

karo said...

AWESOME.

Did you know Sleep are planning to perform a newly written, never before heard song at ATP? If they're writing new songs, I bet this reunion isn't going to be as "one time only" as they claim.

Porkloins said...

I didn't know that!
Aww man...
I really really hope they play a show in the states.
It would warm my cold, black heart.
K*

Anonymous said...

:D Cupcakes