Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wake & Bake

Tomorrow's plan is simple. Wake and bake. On the menu, carrot cake cupcakes using my new homemade baking powder. So far, my bakes have all risen. But now it's time for the real test of heavy raw carrot and zante currant (raisins).

In other news, tonight I wrote a second draft of my pumpkin spiced muffins, using baked orange potatoes instead of pumpkin. It's an idea given to me by my friend Jen and I have to say, brilliant. The bake was soft and with the spices, tasted like a pumpkin muffin.

And that folks, is the end of our weekend and the end of this post. We're headed to watch a movie. We started one last night and it kinda sucked monkey balls so I don't know if we'll finish that or start something new. Either way, the Halloween lights are up and the room is good and spooky.

17 comments:

  1. I've never heard of homemade baking powder or orange potatoes?

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  2. Wishing you a GOOD spooky movie tonight!

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  3. What are orange potatoes ?
    Do you mean Yams or sweet potatoes ? I love yams.
    We roast them in the oven till soft and eat them just like that. No butter, sugar or marshmallows.
    I can see you using yams instead of pumpkin, I used to make a niffy yam pie. And have been know to mash then up sprinkle with brown sugar and chopped pecans.
    yummy.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Spicing it up, hope the film was great

    Ian

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  5. Happy baking, Wonder Woman! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. I hope this week proves to be the same.

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  6. Orange potatoes... is it what us the common people call sweet potatoes?

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  7. Sounds delicious! Hope you are feeling better!

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  8. When I see the phrase "wake and bake" I have flashbacks to the mid-90's.

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  9. Mmmmm. Sounds pretty delicious. I'm not ready for Halloween decorations yet.
    Susan Says

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  10. Glad it worked! Are orange potatoes sweet potatoes?

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  11. Carrot cake muffins... yum!

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  12. Carrot cake is my favourite, but it's the frosting I go nuts over.

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  13. Hope you had fun baking (as usual it all sounds Yum!). And a good time with a new movie.

    You're way too far ahead of me with the Halloween decorations. I'm not ready for back to school, and my Urchins are already back now. And I go back next week with the 3 yr olds. Oy. What happened to summer? lol!

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  14. Oooh, take a pic of your spooky room! :) I am going to be a steampunk mad hatter. So cant; wait! Have some sewing and such to do first though to make it all come together.

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  15. Boogerbutts: Thanks to all who stopped in and commented. Much appreciated. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  16. Yay for Halloween lights!!! You always inspire me with your seasonal decorating. Baked orange potatoes… like sweet potatoes? Interesting substitution!

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