So remember how yesterday I told you all about my plan to bake some yummy stuff from the new cookbook I got. Well, the first attempt was different. I baked pumpkin bread. The recipe was straight forward, or so I thought. I did have to change one thing to insure that N could partake. I substituted butter for the oil. I melted the butter so it would be liquid as I found on multiple web sites explaining when and how to substitute butter for oil. I also skipped the raisins because if I left them no one else in this house would touch the bread. So I brought the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients together and it was way too dry. I couldn’t get all the flour to mix in and ended up falling back on what I have done in the past when faced with a baking dilemma, add cream. Everything is better with cream. So I added just enough cream to allow the dry stuff to get wet and then I realized that there was no where near enough batter to make 2 loaves as the recipe said it would. I just dumped it all into one pan and it turned out fine. More than half the loaf is gone so I call that a success.
Happily there is one thing moving along in my life that isn’t giving me any grief: the striped socks. They are moving along beautifully as expected and I am really looking forward to wearing them. That has to be one of the best things about knitting socks when the temperature is chilly. As soon as they are done I can slip them on my feet and enjoy. The yarn is Biscotte and Cie Felix, in what I believe is smokescreen, that was gifted to me by Pat. I am using my usual sock pattern over 64 stitches.
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