Thunder Cake

Sultry
hot and humid
horizon
the line or circle that forms the boundry between the earth and sky
stammer
to speak with involuntary breaks or pauses
lightning
a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground
survey
to look over and examine closely
strode
to walk with long steps
recipe
a set of instructions for making or preparing something
ingredients
An element in a mixture or compound
overripe
too ripe; more than ripe
churned
To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter