Monday, July 28, 2008


I went down to Binghamton this weekend and met six day old Elliot Jane. She is very sweet, and beautiful. A very good baby. Stephanie looks good, though very tired. She and Jacques are still getting used to the new parent thing. They're doing quite well though. :)

Also, Amanda got a kitty, Zip, and brought him to visit last night. Other than using the regular camera, we had fun in photobooth on my computer.

Going back in time, last weekend I made a coffee cake. I used Sally's transcription of the original, and made a few changes. I used a blend of Almond flour (1 cup), rice flour (3/4 cup), tapioca flour (1/2 cup), and millet flour (1/4 cup). I also used the juice of one lemon plus soymilk to bring it to 1 cup for the butter milk. I would have preferred to use coconut milk, but I apparently used my last can and didn't replace it. I didn't have any dark brown sugar, so I used light, and I used Ener-G egg replacer, with a 1/2 Tbsp of flax meal for the egg replacer. I also sprinkled the top with slivered almonds in addition to the raspberries, and lacked the large-grain salt. It turned out pretty well, though after two days the top was a little soggy. I will make it again, but when it will be consumed quicker.

I made it immediately before I went to my sister's, and had been planning on taking it with me. I didn't really think about how to transport a 400* dish before it was in the oven. I lined a cardboard box with a few layers of cereal boxes from the recycling, folded up a towel and rolled the ends to fill in the longer ends of the box, lined it with foil, and had a quite successful means of carrying.


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Mmm it looks lovely! I find it so fascinating how we each make a recipe our own. Do you think you'll do the same flour mix next time?

Beth Ann said...

Thanks! I think so, I really liked the texture, though I might replace the millet with something else, just to get a little different flavor. The millet was tasty, but I like to try different things for comparison. :) So I recommend this blend, but I don't usually do things exactly the same twice.

Kristina said...

Kitty and Baby = cute

Coffee Cake = looks yummy

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