童话都是骗人的!

暖气好了一天之后又坏了, 我又重新陷入每天开着烤箱取暖的忧伤之中! 而且都三月底了, 这天气还这么冷简直不科学!

前几天我烤了一盘玉米蛋糕, 照着我一向信任的pioneer woman的方子烤的:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/12/mini-corn-loaves-with-cranberries-and-pecans/
那图片里金黄金黄的小蛋糕! cranberry和pecan!混合着玉米面的香味!想象一下是多么美好!
看看这recipe, 有多少营养而美味的ingredients!

Ingredients
1 cup Yellow Cornmeal
1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 whole Egg
1/4 cup Shortening
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
MAPLE BUTTER
1 stick Softened Butter
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
Extra Maple Syrup And Melted Butter, For Brushing

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, milk, egg, and baking soda. Stir to combine. Add melted shortening, stirring constantly. Add vanilla extract, then stir in dried cranberries (you can use a little more or a little fewer if you’d like) and pecans.

Pour into a greased mini-loaf, mini-muffin, or muffin pan, trying to make sure cranberries stay evenly distributed. Bake for 12-15 minutes or so, or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes after removing from the oven, then turn out of the pan and allow to cool. Mix together a little melted butter and maple syrup, then brush it over the tops of the loaves.

To make the maple butter, combine the softened butter and maple syrup. Stir until totally combined, then spread into a ramekin, drizzle the top with maple syrup, and serve with the warm muffins. (Butter can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.)

然后我烤出来了!香气四溢的小蛋糕们!因为我没有maple syrup所以表面刷的是butter和raw honey!多么高贵典雅上档次!
看起来是这样的!

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我还专门额外烤了一小盅!

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美吗!我觉得可美了!
直到我一口咬下去! 哦那又糙又咸又糙又咸又糙又咸的口感!
糙也就罢了! 不得不说我买的Aunt Jemima牌的这个cornmeal真不是一般的难吃, 之前试过几次, 无论加多么美好的配料烤出来都是又糙又碎的质感我已经习惯了!
但是这么咸是肿么回事!我难道又放错了盐的量了吗?
表面刷着蜂蜜心子里嵌满了酸甜的cranberry果干的*咸味*糙蛋糕吃起来是那么的具有毁灭性! 尤其是它们长得还那么正常美好!
让我再也不会爱了再也不愿爱了再也不想爱了再也不相信爱了!!!!!!
我每天都想要鼓起勇气拿起它们来啃! 但是那个口味太忧伤绝望了已经深深地烙印在了我脑中! 怎么也无法下口!
已经放了三天了, 难道我要浪费粮食丢掉它们吗!?
心都碎了.

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前天我还心碎地不小心搞掉了drivers license, 抓狂地四处找了一通无果后只好郁闷地上网查补办事宜.
没想到在这里补办这么关键如身份证的证件竟然相当简单. 去警察局file一个report: 自己填张表让警察叔叔/阿姨签个字复印一份; 然后带上复印的police report和ssn去dmv去就可以在几分钟内免费reprint一张新卡; 没有police report的话也只要交5块钱拿新卡……
在各种晦气, 阴沉的天气和无法下咽的蛋糕掩映之下的这个过程如此清新爽利, 让我第一次深深地感动于这里办事机构竟然也有如此高效简洁的时候.

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那么难吃的cornmeal我还有大半包. 本来很发愁怎么才能消耗掉, 昨天突然发现了一个好用法: 烤/煎鱼时拌上盐, 胡椒粉, 辣椒粉(有Canjun spice的更好了直接放)和其他香料(比如蒜粉啦,parsley啊thyme啊之类)然后在鱼身或鱼片外裹一层, 再淋上点油放进400F烤箱, 一般10-15分钟拿出来就是外酥内嫩的喷香烤鱼了.

但是还是不知道拿那些难吃之极的玉米蛋糕肿么办……

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