Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Baking a Cake
So now I'm playing with berries. I needed a snack to bring to my woman's group tonight and I came across a lovely recipe on MinervaO Flickr stream the other day that I had been meaning to try. Hers is an adaptation of a recipe that can be found on the Smitten Kitchen blog. I made two. One to try and another to bring. Goes great with a dab of whipped cream. The tang of the buttermilk and the lemon zest really makes the cake. I mixed it all up in the Vitamix before scooping it into two pans and adding the berries. I accidentally added almond extract instead of vanilla as the packaging is nearly identical but that didn't seem to effect the yummy factor.
Poking around the Smitten Kitchen blog I found an interesting recipe that led to a bit of an epiphany . Homemade Poptarts only sounded so-so until I realized that I could fill them with Nutella. Maybe that can be my project next week.
I'm really hoping that Alex will bless me with a nap today. I'm exhausted and I have a lot of work to do. It is not like I am actually able to nap these days anyhow regardless of how tired I am. I just push through my day sleepy as can be.