Is it May already? Can someone tell me where April went?
Regardless, that means I have been posting for three months. I would consider this an achievement but for two reasons: 1) my only followers are two very faithful past roommates and 2) I just botched todays "Blueberry cake" recipe twice! The first time I made a batch of buttermilk and added the whole cup instead of just a half. And while that poor little leprous cake is still in the oven things aren't going very smoothly. From what I can see Round 2 is suffering from scrambled eggs, despite my efforts to temper them before adding the warm milk. Maybe I didn't scald the milk and butter long enough...
I feel truly wasteful and dejected. As if pouring the watery batter down the drain wasn't enough punishment now I have to watch 4 ounces of sweet, glossy blueberries go to waste. Did I mention they aren't cheap, despite the warm weather? But that gives me time to present my aims for Spuds during the month of May!
After reviewing the previous recipes I have broken them down into techniques and categories we can improve on (together probably considering my recent failures). Here's what I have in mind:
- Press in cookie crusts - BB (Basic Baking)
- Simple layer cake icings - BB
- Chilled cookie doughs- BB
- Basic Bechamel - ST (Stove Top)
- Sauteing - ST
- Eggs outside the frying pan - BB
- Scratch pancakes - ST
- Easy Party Nosh - Apps (Appetizers)