Have you ever wanted to make something so bad, but not have everything you need and really not want to go to the store? Did it miraculously work out or did it end in disaster?
I am baking a carrot cake and I discovered that I have no more granulated sugar. But wait! I found sugar cubes in the pantry and I figured out how many standard square sugar cubes equal one cup. Problem solved!
So I mashed them up as best I could (still very lumpy) and went on about my recipe. No worries they'll dissolve with the wet ingredients and this cake will have a happy ending!
Hmmm, darn it still one cup short...so I added brown sugar. I add all the dry ingredients and get them all mixed together and then I did my thing with the wet ingredients and THEN I had a sort of epiphany. Why don't I mix the sugar cubes with the eggs and cream them together? WHOOPS too late now that I already have everything in the same bowl dripping together.
Well, shoot if it didn't turn out with sugar lumps! What the heck was I thinking?? I wasn't thinking and that
is my problem! Apparently my hindsight is crystal clear while my foresight is a bit murky and dimmed by impatience. I got out my hand mixer and mixed the batter until I realized it wasn't helping but the batter was too thick for my little mixer. Then out came my trusty potato masher and I tackled those lumps diligently as I shook my head asking myself why I didn't just wait until tomorrow after a run to the store. Oh, and I forgot to tell you I used the last of my flour making my melted-butter chocolate chip cookies so I am using King Arthur unbleached flour ideal-for-bread.
Anyways, I folded in the carrots and then poured the batter into my greased 13 by 9 and also filled 6 muffin cups. Thank goodness for the cup cake sized ones because I will need to do a spot check before serving this cake to my mother
for her birthday dinner tomorrow
! It is baking as I type this to you.
I swear, if I were any more impatient nothing would ever turn out for me. Has anyone else ever had this kind of night or is it just me?