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Saturday In The Kitchen

The kitchen is a sugary-cinnamony mess*. Particularly the cinnamon, since, while making my mother's Apple Harvest Cake - which calls for 1T of cinnamon on a bunch of cut-up apples - I misread the recipe and put 3 tablespoons in. 

The cake turned out OK, largely because I separated the apples from the cinnamon sugar mix, and BB assures me the result is really good. But now I have a lot of cinnamon-sugar mix (I added what seemed like a metric shit-ton of sugar to the mix in an effort to balance it out correctly) that I need to make cookies with. I believe it will involve rolled oats, orange extract and chocolate chips. Hush, it will be wonderful. 

Meanwhile, there was so much cinnamon in the air, and in some that I unwisely put in my coffee, along with sugar and milk, that I'm burping up uncooked cinnamon. It has an unpleasantly chemical aftertaste. That doesn't appear to have affected the cake; presumably the cooking process allowed it to become less chemical. But burping the stuff is not pleasant. My stomach agrees, so I had some cold, slightly salted rice, because I'm apparently incapable of leaving my stomach well enough alone. 

(I realize that in reading this, you may recoil from my cooking skills , adjudging them - possibly correctly - as non-existent. You may decide that you will, if presented with an invitation to dine Chez 
[personal profile] kaffyr , politely decline. And you may vow never again to read anything I post about cooking. I am taking that risk, because in this TMI age, you deserve to note my weird-ass culinary stumbles, as well as my equally weird-ass culinary triumphs.)

Once I've stopped burping cinnamon, I'll venture back into the kitchen to attempt the oatmeal cookie-things. Wish me luck.

*Update - I've cleaned the kitchen. It's much more civilized now.  This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/675799.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here, but prefer to read over on DW. You can comment there using open ID if you don't have a DW account.


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Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:48 pm (UTC)
Good luck, darling!!

We keep a cinnamon-sugar mix in a shaker for toast, lol!!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm still burping up cinnamon, but the cookies are probably good. I'm afraid I may have sensitized myself to cinnamon, which is terrible. I love cinnamon.
Sep. 24th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
Cooking, awesome! :D From my admittedly very low standards, you sound like one true queen of the kitchen actually—eh, there's no such thing as perfect cooking, it should be done with awesome wins and epic fails but mainly with a lot of heart ;)

Sep. 24th, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not a very good cook, or at least chefs would definitely consider me a bad one; I don't pay attention to process. For instance, if the recipe says "blend in thirds, stirring softly, until all ingredients mix smoothly together," I dump everything in at once and stir, hard, to reach the next point. And I also almost always melt my shortenings/fats, rather than beat them as soft or hard shortening into the rest of the mix. Both moves on my part lead to a different texture in whatever I'm cooking, but I don't have the skill - or the patience, really - for all the careful mixing techniques.

there's no such thing as perfect cooking, it should be done with awesome wins and epic fails but mainly with a lot of heart

Huzzah to that!

Sep. 24th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see. Well, let's say your creations are fully your own ;)
Sep. 24th, 2017 07:27 pm (UTC)
Ha! I'll take that!
Sep. 28th, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)
It could be worse. You could have mixed your cinnamon with salt instead of sugar like my Mom did once (she buys salt in bulk and grabbed the wrong container). There is no coming back from that.

Sep. 28th, 2017 10:01 pm (UTC)
*twitches in horror*

I agree; that would have been horrendous. Your poor Mom - and poor you and anyone else who ended up eating anything with the salt/cinnamon mixture!
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