But starting today that is changing. I have googled and found some very nice looking recipes, the issue is these are filled with yucky stuff. So I will be converting them. Some will be winners, and some will flop I'm sure.
I want to show those on this "diet" and in life not to be afraid of food. It's just food. I want to explore, pumpkin, cranberry's, cocoa. I want to explore new to me flours. I want to get into my kitchen and have fun again.
My Grandmother use to be a baker, and oh boy how I use to love to bake a cake and decorate it. I could do a mean fondant. I could butter cream like no ones business. But since Ethan I have only decorated one or two cakes since. That will be changing also. So look forward to those creations.
So starting tonight I did just that. I found a recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes. Well after changing nearly every ingredient I think what I have is a pretty good cupcake. The big problem here is I don't eat my baking. I have never liked cake, cupcakes, bread, tons of sugar, for-get-about-it.
So I have to rely on my kids and husband to let me know how they taste. These got a thumbs up.
First up, have your music up loud, this really helps. Make sure you sing loudly and dance around the kitchen. Have fun well you are baking.
The first Mixing.
Added the flour...Looks so good.
Frosted and they have cocoa powdered sugar on it. This is where you need to explore, just a scoop of powdered sugar, I add in a few small spoonfuls of cocoa and mix up. No measuring. Often I don't measure. I am a dump and pour kind of baker.
Looks good enough to eat, doesn't it?