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baking will get me through the drama

I ran over a kitten Monday šŸ˜¦ I was in a hurry to go to the bank and didn’t notice the kitten next to the tire… my car was in the garage… I felt so bad that spent the whole afternoon baking. My own cat was mad at me so was my mom… it wasn’t my fault though, I mean… why the kitten’s human wasn’t aware of his safety?… oh well.

My mom ran out of carrot cupcakes so I baked a batch, again using the Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake recipe. I tried a new modification on the dinner rolls recipe. And finally tried the Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes, which I didn’t like at all.

The bread was great. The last time I tried rice flour on the bread it ended up crumbling very easily, this time I used 3 parts of rice flour, 3 parts of all purpose flour and 1 part of whole wheat flour, much better texture, flavor was different but good.

I decided to freeze most of the bread, and toasted some for this amazing dip, only change I made was that instead of walnuts used silvered almonds.

I drove over a kitten today šŸ˜¦ I was in a hurry to go to the bank and didn’t notice the kitten next to the tire… my car was in the garage… I felt so bad that spent the whole afternoon baking. My own cat was mad at me so was my mom… it wasn’t my fault though, I mean… why the kitten’s human wasn’t aware of his safety?… oh well.

My mom ran out of carrot cupcakes so I baked a batch, again using the Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake recipe. I tried a new modification on the dinner rolls recipe. And finally tried the Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes.

The bread was great. The last time I tried rice flour on the bread it ended up crumbling very easily, this time I

pancake obsession

Wednesday May 26th

I’m a big fan of pancakes… my favorites are chocolate chips pancakes, however I’ve been feeling adventurous and want to try different recipes. For dinner I tried this recipe, except that instead of buttermilk, used sour milk, and twice the butter and sugar that the recipe called for. They were great, probably would have been better with the original amount of butter. They turned out a little to brownish I blame it on the butter excess. They were definitely fluffy and very light. My mom loved them and said that they taste exactly as her mother’s pancakes <<< that was a MAJOR compliment, she was a great cook. ā¤

Procrastination

That should be my second name. I’m dying to eat a decent scone, but the almost 90Ā° F prevent me from staying in the kitchen for more than 20 minutes in a row. IĀ  know I’ll want pancakes for breakfast tomorrow so I made them already and are in the fridge. I wanted a different recipe and tried this one: Fluffy pancakes. The mistake there was that I ran out of butter and used olive oil instead. Not a fan… I’ll try them later this week with butter, the original recipe calls for shortening, but I don’t buy that… oh well. The texture of the pancakes was awful (they sort of break) and the flavor was ewww… I had to use maple syrup, otherwise I wouldn’t have eat them. I asked the amazing people of AR Exchange for their favorite recipes and they shared!

My mom asked for carrot cake, so I used the Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake recipe and baked 13 cupcakes for her. First of all I only made a third part of the original recipe, also made a few substitutions, my mom doesn’t like pineapple, so I add a little more buttermilk to compensate for the moisture, used almonds instead of walnuts, threw some rolled oats in and doubled the amount of cinnamon.

I bake them in batches of six in an electric mini oven about 30 minutes, but this time, because of theĀ  I forgot about the timer and bake them for 40 minutes, they ended up a little too brown.

I still want the scone :(… maybe tomorrow.

Pancakes late in the morning… makes me lunch too late

My mom asked me to drive her to a morning history class, I’m not big fan or waking up early, specially on weekends, but it’s the mom so you can’t let her down. So once I was awake I wanted my breakfast, what to cook?

Not long time ago a friend borrowed me a tiny cookbook to entertain myself meanwhile she was taking care of her daughter, I think we were going to bake a cake… well I found a recipe of pancakes, here is the recipe with a few adjustments.

Epic pancakes!

now playing: Seeman – Apocalyptica featuring Nina Hagen

I had breakfast about 10:00 am, so at 1:00 pm my parent’s most preferred time for lunch, I was still satisfied. About 3:00 pm I was too hungry to think but wanted something delicious. The first thing in my mind was this amazing rib eye in the freezer and swiss cheese, this in a baguette was my first choice, however there were 2 portions of the meat stuck together, change of plans!

Then I thought about this recipe, a friend of mine shared on facebook. The only change I made was the shallots, I have no clue what they are or where to get them, so decided to use onions instead. MAJOR win. It takes a little time to reduce it but the flavor worth the wait.

This was my lunch:

I was going to bake scones and burger buns in the afternoon… but there is so hot in here that I can’t give up air conditioning… maybe very late in the night…

Eggs for breakfast

Among the odd characteristics I have, one that really makes my life difficult is that I can’t cook or fry eggs in a pan, makes me nauseous, but I love scrambled eggs, the only solution I came up with was to bake the eggs, I found the Baked Brunch Omelet recipe and liked except for the bread it was too soggy.Ā  Next time I baked it without the bread and was good.

The main problem about baking eggs is that it takes too long, about 30 minutes to get them ready, so now I’m baking the omelets and then proceed to freeze them.Ā  But the omelet with bread was a little lonely so why not serve it with some hash brown potatoes? Again I have the problem that the ones you get from the store have a fake taste. I looked for a recipe but couldn’t fine one that really got me interested, so I mixed a few and tried my own recipe.

The following recipe makes about 2 servings.

  • 1 medium potato, grated, about 2 cups
  • 2 tbsp chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • PAM

Also I used a small pan and mini cupcake pan.

  1. After grating the potato put it in water for about 20 minutes then drained it and towel dry it
  2. Mix the potato, onions, bell peppers and olive oil
  3. Spray PAM over the pan and pour the mixture in it, keep it on low flame for 10 minutes and then turn it so the other side is also sealed
  4. Remove from the flame, add salt & pepper to taste and let it cool
  5. Spray PAM over the cupcake pan and fill it with the mixture
  6. Bake them in the preheated oven on 425Ā°F for 15 minutes then reduce to 350Ā°F for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown

The smell has invaded the house… so delicious!

I’m waiting for the rice to cool down an make tuna makis for dinner… I can’t wait for September and eat real fish again.

Here the final result:

Before even being able to eat it, now it’s in my freezer with the other things I cooked today… maybe tomorrow ;).