'Married . . .' With Recipes

Posted: April 25, 1990

"Married . . . With Children" seems an unlikely basis for a cookbook, but that's what "Pig Out with Peg" is . . . sort of.

Columbia Pictures Television Series has published this X-rated cookbook, which is full of the now-familiar vulgarity that characterizes the Bundy clan on the Fox Network series "Married . . . With Children." Its recipe titles - "Bitch Cake," "Smoke Alarm Steak" and "Chernobyl Chicken Meltdown Sandwich" - insure it will never be confused with "The Joy of Cooking."

Peg Bundy, the shrewish, sex-starved nitwit who reigns over the Bundy Bunch offers recipes that are "the closest thing to not cooking and still putting edible food on the table."

Here's a sample:

"You know how those church group cookbooks have Scripture Cakes, where all the ingredients are from the Bible? My inspiration comes from books people really read, like Jackie Collins's 'The Bitch.' I think of it as my bible."

BITCH CAKE

7 separated eggs

3/4 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons orange liquer

1 cup coarsely ground nuts

3/4 cup cookie crumbs

Turn the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 10x3-inch springform pan, but not the sides, or the cake won't rise. Beat the yolks, honey, sugar, and liqueur until they're smooth. Stir in the nuts and crumbs. Beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks; fold them in.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake about 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool it in the pan, then cut around the sides with a knife. Remove the pan's sides, then gently push the cake off the pan bottom onto a serving plate. Top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream with just a little sugar in it. Serves 8.

To get a copy of the book, call Columbia Pictures Television at 213-460-7200.

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