Friday, 20 January 2012

Experimental cooking

After the last post about my Chocolate Pudding recipe, I thought to myself, I really should upload more experiments... Especially when they work! And yesterday I was lucky enough to succeed with two more.

The first was a complete success! I loosely followed a chocolate biscuit recipe and modified it in an attempt to make it into a "rocky road" biscuit. I increased the cooking time, after adding lovely things like nuts, glace cherries and white choc chips.

As you can see (but not taste, sadly) they turned out pretty enough, and they were delicious, too!

The second experiment was in the vein of Sophie Grigson's Parmesan Cake, but with tomato, curry powder, black and white pepper, and various other goodies. Next time I make it (and I will!) I'll add more baking powder to compensate for all the extra wet ingredients and flour. I compensated, but not quite enough. For some reason, when it's heated up, it loses its denseness, and I imagine it would taste marvellous with Vegemite.

*Edit* It does!

We had a wonderful dinner at our friends' new house, and I'm looking forward to sharing many more. One thing that spooked me was a cat we saw in the house next door. Now, I'm pretty sure Honey was originally a Bendigo cat, but I've never seen two cats resemble each other more closely than this cat we saw and our Honey, and to emphasise the improbability of that, here's a picture of Honey to remind you:

It would seem impossible, no? They MUST be siblings, and I intend to investigate further in the future.

I hope the New Year is treating you well!

Love, Evan.

P.S. I'm such a sook- I got a little sad last night thinking that Honey (who is the most joyful, happy kitten in the world) is away from her siblings... Which probably doesn't make any sense, considering how young she was abandoned. Silly me.

1 comment:

  1. That kitten is so adorable!!! And those cookies/biscuits look delicious!! YUM!!!