Day 10 CarrotCakes
This recipe is pretty standard, they turned out delicious.
2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c canola oil
1/4 c whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c grated carrots
1/2 c ground walnuts
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices together. Separately, beat eggs, sugar, oil and milk. Add 2 together slowly until blended. Stir in vanilla, carrots, and nuts. Fill baking cups 2/3 full, my oven took 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack so they don’t dry out.
Bob HAD to taste-test.
Frosted with typical, homemade cream cheese frosting.
Last night my girlfriend, my sister-in-law, Maeve and I went to see Julie & Julia. I wanted to see it for a few reasons.
First, I saw Julie Powell
do an interview. It intrigued me for sure, a blogger who cooked her way through a cookbook as therapy.
Second- Julia. My mother worked for a caterer in the 80s and was obsessed with all things cooking, especially Julia Child. She would pop her Julia Child
videos into the vhs player in the kitchen and cook along with them, so the movie made me laugh. My mother did the same thing 20 years ago. Oh, and let’s not forget the mother factor! Julie Powell
‘s mother thought that the “blogging” was a waste of time, much like MY mother does with me. Nothing inspires you more than a parent’s criticism.
“Why do you do that? Don’t you have better things to do???”
The Julia videos and book(s) are now mine, as you can see to the left.
The movie is really cute, I recommend it to any who loves to cook, blogs, both, or neither.
Day 9 is Flop Number 2! S’MORE Cupcakes
They taste good, but there were some major disasters.
First, they sunk in the middle. I’ve never had this happen, I obviously forgot something.
The cupcake is basically graham cracker flavored. But these silly cupcake liners are NOT meant for vegan cupcakes. Seriously, if you are making a vegan cupcake, make sure you use really good liners, or spray them up with cooking spray. It’s so frustrating to have a third of your cupcake stick to the paper!
The next issue, again, frosting. I thought it would be fun to use fluff for the frosting. And you know, it makes the graham cracker cupcake taste super smore-ish, but what a freaking mess!
Here’s my Brother-in-law Sean taste-testing.
And the ganache re-liquefied onto of the marshmallow, refrigerated or not!
But the part that makes me laugh the most, Sean won’t let me throw them away and keeps trying to eat these little mess balls! haha!