Monday, January 14, 2013
First 2013 Baking
But, I found myself wanting to try this Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe I found in Cooking Light magazine. It would be a nice break from cereal in the morning. I needed to make oat flour for this and, to do that, I needed to toast oatmeal and then process it in a food processor. Food processor. Yes. I have one of those. It's behind the microwave.
In order to get it out, I had to move the microwave and, oh wow, what a mess was behind it. If I used the food processor more than once a year, I'd move the microwave and there wouldn't be a mess behind it because I'd keep that area clean. As it is, I found matches (!?), recipes (So THAT'S where that recipe went), dead insects (Guess there were spiders back here) and just general dust. Plus the machine itself was very lightly dusty. All the parts were tossed in the sink and washed and the area behind the microwave thoroughly cleaned. You should look behind your microwave. No, really. Go ahead. I'll be here when you get back.
It was with a bit of trepidation that I assembled the thing, tossed the toasted oatmeal into the bowl and pushed down on the button. It worked. It did an beautiful job of making oat flour from the toasted oatmeal. I've washed the pieces and, tonight, the whole thing goes back behind the microwave. I don't have a need for it at the moment.
Here's the cake before baking.
I cut it into quarters and froze what I didn't eat. It will be fine for mornings when I don't want cereal or as an accompaniment to lunch. But, I won't be making this again. I do have to give it props for making me clean behind the microwave.
Beverage: Darjeeling tea