Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Midweek Kitchen Confessions 7: It's not heavy, it's my batter bowl
#1 I have too many irons in the fire. Seems to be a running theme. If you read my other blog, you know that I'm scheduled for surgery a week from today. I shouldn't lift things or do any heavy exercise for probably 4 weeks after that. And yet, my house is just now under contract and we're scheduled to move out no later than February 20. So, I have a few things on my mind and on my schedule. Which is not a good state in which for me to bake. Lack of focus and whatnot. But, I bake anyway. And sometimes when I'm not paying enough attention, I drop the very heavy bowl of banana bread* batter on the floor (actually put a small dent in the linoleum) and part of the batter spills out onto the floor. And what's left is too much batter for one pan, but not quite enough for two. So I make two short loaves of banana bread...
#2 ...with chocolate chips in it. And when I'm preheating the oven I smell something. And I open the oven to find leftover pancakes from last night's dinner. And what is in those pancakes? Chocolate chips. Of course. And what am I making to celebrate National Pie Day on Friday? Chocolate pie. My single-mindedness knows no bounds.
#3 When did this happen to me, anyway? Today, I drove by Lehi Roller Mills and noticed they're having a sale on all 25 lb. bags of flour. Woo-hoo! (this is my brain on baking) I'm going in tomorrow to pick up All-Purpose, Strong Baking (bread) and Pastry. 6 months ago, I wouldn't even have glanced in that direction. And yeah, some strong man is going to have to lift those 25 lb. bags for me in the move. Sorry, honey.
*I use (and love because it's SO simple) the Fannie Farmer recipe, which can be found here. Apparently it's one of Judy Hallman's favorite recipes too. *shrug* I occasionally (okay, always) replace the nuts with an equal amount of chocolate chips.