So much to do…
January 6, 2010 § 16 Comments
I promised my dad a fruitcake, and have had the fruit (real dried fruit, not icky red and green candied junk) and nuts soaking in bourbon and whey for a couple of days to get good and fermented, and intended to start making the cake today, but don’t you know I can’t find the recipe now! Grrr. I have to keep searching.
This morning, I busted out the NutriMill for the first time and just milled a bunch of flour, some for the fruitcake but most for bread. I also am making a chocolate cake, so I need to find a good recipe for that.
The chocolate cake recipe I tried was an unmitigated disaster. I thought it was calling for an awful lot of eggs… In the meantime, the flour shot all over the floor from the mill– apparently you have to have the thing in there just right— and so the linoleum is dangerously slippery. Ice skating across the kitchen with hot baked goods is not a pastime I recommend. Then, I knocked the soap pump into a pan of grease that was soaking, spraying grease water all over myself and the floor. So now the floor is a treacherous deathtrap, and that’s when the baby decided she had had enough and proceeded to start screaming. I was at my wit’s end, so I just scooped her up and evacuated the disaster area as quickly as possible. I don’t even want to go back in there now.
I’ll leave it for Matt. 🙂
Addendum: After looking back over the recipe, I see that I missed an ingredient. Apparently, when transcribing it, I forgot to write down the milk.
Still. It seems like an awful lot of eggs.
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