Thursday, April 25, 2019

Blogger botches baking :)

My husband was, unfortunately, home monitoring the "progress" of yet another kidney stone on the last evening of his Spring-semester Context class.  So he took this afternoon to catch up on the reading and listen to the audio recording of that class.  There we were, standing in the kitchen, talking about the Mishnah, Gemarah, Tannaim, Amoriam, and next Fall's classes on the Rishonim and Acharonim while I baked the last of the Pesach banana breads.

The second-to-last cake fell apart when I tried to get it out of the baking pan.  It was then that I realized that I'd goofed--the recipe called for 3 cups of almond flour and 3 eggs, but only 2 bananas.  Eek!  Not only had I used 3 bananas in that batch, but I'd also used 3 in the batter waiting to go into the oven!  Since I was out of almond flour, I grabbed the walnuts, measured out about 1/4 cup, poured the nuts into a zip-type bag, grabbed the coconut-oil jar, screwed the lid on carefully,  "chopped" the walnuts by rolling the jar over them, and poured them into the batter.  Then I put the last batch of batter into the oven, and hoped for the best.

But when I went to wash the baking utensils, I got another surprise--the 1/2-cup measuring cup was clean!  Did that mean that I'd already washed it, or did that mean that I hadn't put any honey into the last batch?!  Out of the oven came the last batch.  I scrubbed everything that was soaking in the mixing bowl, cleaned and dried the mixing bowl, dumped the batter out of the pan and into the bowl, added 1/2 cup of honey, then poured the batter into 2 baking pans, put both pans into the oven, and again, hoped for the best.

I have no idea how that last, well, cake and a half are going to taste.  Remind me that multi-tasking and I are incompatible.  :)

Chag Sameach!


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