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March 31, 2011

mex-dinner. & some digression ...

Recently, I went home for break and got to once again experience the delight that is my mother's cooking!



mah fave: german chocolate cake [from mix]

I'm really tired right now. I had a quiz, a paper due, and an exam today, but I found that working ahead significantly decreases the level of stress on the day of.

That is utter common sense but honestly, how often do you find yourself working ahead?

If you say often, well then, kudos to you! I commend you.

Anyway, the topic of this post has absolutely nothing to do with the above; however, the title does give the topic somewhat away. Oh, and excuse the lack of proper English. That is just my ghetto alterego coming out.

March 12, 2011

chocolate presto pound cake.




I rarely make a recipe word for word according to the recipe, but this time I can say I just about did. The only difference I made was switching out two tablespoons of regular flour for whole wheat flour.

I followed a recipe from my much perused copy of Small-Batch Baking by Debby Nakos. This cookbook is a compilation of recipes designed to provide much smaller portion sizes, usually enough for two to four people. As much as I almost never follow a recipe word for word, I never bake from cookbooks- except for this one.
Due to the amount of times I bake in a given period, especially after a long hiatus, it is not practical for me to make multiple full-size recipes. So I scale them down, which requires a pretty extensive knowledge of conversions between metric and non-metric scales & divisions into amounts such as a third of 1/8 teaspoon. Thus, this book makes it a lot easier for me to make small amounts of cake, cookies, etc. without the extra effort (although I usually enjoy any extra effort baking requires .. don't judge me.)


Update

So this blog was randomly created a while ago, and due to my being away from a kitchen with proper supplies, ingredients, and appliances, I have been unable to update it with my creations/experimentations.
It's unfortunate. However, I am on a mission to attempt to fix that problem.
Click here to view a few of the things I announced publicly in the past concerning my kitchen escapades.
And visit frequently for future posts ;)
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