Gingerbread. I got a suggestion to make healthy desserts so that I’m not “forcing” my family to eat a lot of sweets. So I made it with healthy ingredients. I used wheat flour, just a 4th cup of sugar, no need for butter because the molasses kinda replaces it, and I didn’t use eggs. Because it’s a healthier alternative, no one in my house has been eating it but me! Figures! Can’t blame me for always making unhealthy sweets now. I made the stuff and I’m the only one eating it.
Homemade Crumb Cake. I found this recipe in Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook. I didn’t think the crumbs would come out crumbs because it was like a pasty substance when I put it on top of the cake before baking. It did turn out like crumbs though. This cake is rich and very flavorful! I believe I described it as “Serious.” lol. I ate a piece this size with a small glass of milk and I was FULL! You actually only need to eat half of the slice shown in the picture because this cake has so much flavor.
I was craving some noodles today! I happened to come across this restaurant called the “Kushi Bar” in Seattle. After looking at the menu, I saw a few other items that I wanted to try. I always wanted to try Takoyaki after watching people on TV eat it and saying it’s good. They were right! These little bread covered meatballs are really succulent and tasty with that brown and white mayonnaise-like sauce added. Same with Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza pancake). This is just as good as Takoyaki.
In downtown Seattle on 7th ave and Pike Street is a Creperie. The last time I had a crepe was at IHOP and let’s just say it didn’t leave a lasting impression. I figured that I probably didn’t have a good one at IHOP. So I wanted to try a crepe from a Creperie. I got a lemon crepe (I love lemons!). I watched them make this. This was surprisingly good! I didn’t expect to taste so much flavor with only real lemon juice and butter. If we had creperies like this back home, I’d have one all the time.