My flies on my favourite jeans died! It didn’t stop me wearing them though – I just had to be creative with longer tops
I bet you’re sick of either seeing socca ALL OVER the blog world right now, or seeing crappy titles that incorporate the word ‘socca’ into them..right? Wellll, if that’s the case – what’s one more right?
I’ve seen socca about loads, and kept thinking ‘I’ll do that tomorrow’ – then I realised that ACTUALLY, I had socca a few months back, before it was cool :p Remember my chickpea flour pancakes? Well, that’s just socca izntit! Anyway, so the intense desire to make socca hit again last night, so this morning, I made sure that MAKE SOCCA IS WHAT I DID.
I used 50g/1/2c. chickpea flour mixed with salt, Italian herbs, baking powder:
And 1/2 c. my own blood:*
*that’s actually water and tomato puree, but blood sounds more interesting.
Mix mix mix, bang into the oven at 160 for 45mins. Hmm...I didn’t grease the dish, and I don’t think my socca liked it, not one bit. In fact, when it first came out, I almost threw it away (even though FREYA DOESN”T SHARE FOOD [except replace 'share' with 'waste', and you have a) a crap Friends reference, and b) a joke gone terribly wrong). I was gonna take the socca into uni for lunch, thinking I could slice it like a pizza and I'd look really cool, but after scraping it out of the dish, it looked like this:
Mangled mess, much?
I was miffed at Attempt #1, so I decided to do Attempt #2, except stick to what I knew would work - frying. This time, I did the same weight + liquid ratio, but put in agave, cinnamon and vanilla
They sure didn't look like that last time I made them...but at this point, I was starvinmarvin for breakfast, was running late & needed to leave, and so didn't give a toot anymore. To make it more appealing, I got out my leftover *curry* flavour soya mince, and stuck some inside, rolled and ready:
I wrapped it up when it was still a little warm, and when I ate it at uni, I was kinda dreading what I'd find...but you know what? It was DELICIOUS! Very moist (sorry, to all you moist-word haters out there) and cakey-pancakey-wrap-y-yummy. I'm really not sure how it worked, or how it tasted nice, but it really truly did and now I badly want to make more socca, wrap some hummus or peanut butter up in it, and eat it like that New uni quick [non-bar] lunch – sorted!
In all that socca-madness though, I barely got time to enjoy my bowl of chocolate pudding oats:
Sick of seeing pictures of that same bowl yet? I hope not, cos I’m not sick of eating it
The cookie on top? Why, it’s a COOKIE BUTTON!
Gifted to me by Jess t’other week! They are SO delicious, and SO addictive – I can tell I’ll be eating them the same way I ate the Snackimals (which are all gone now :’() – every time I walk by them, I eat one. ‘aaah it’s only one, they’ll last for ages….’ or not.
As soon as I got home today, I was on a banana shaped mission! I’ve been saving these babies up for well over a week now -
Don’t we all love banana shots? Can I get a YES WE DO!
- cos my mum had a baking request and I had my eye on a recipe – Angela’s rustic chocolate chip banana oat cake with a peanut butter banana glaze!! Try saying THAT fast three times over with a mouthful of cookie buttons The banarmaramas were so darn ripe they were furry on the inside – I would’ve given my right eye to have frozen them for some Green Monsters :’( I’m so generous to have sacraficed them.
To cut a long baking story short, the cake was made:
The glaze was packed:
And my mum, stepdad, and their friends will be very happy campers tomorrow when they get to eat it
Oh, and World’s Best Smoothie was consumed too, aka….
Banana Peanut Nutmeg Smoothie
1 frozen banana
a few leaves of light green cabbage
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2+ tsp vanilla
1/4-1/2 tsp nutmeg
15g peanut flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp agave/maple/etc
1/2 c. milk of choice
Blend thoroughly and enjoy the thick, nutmeggy goodness
If there was natural light out/I had a lightbox/my kitchen didn’t have such yellow lighting/I could use my camera better, you’d have a far more glorious picture. But as it is, none of that stuff came true, I still suck – for the most part – at phototoggleraffy, so that’s the only photos youz is gonna get! Sorry :p
Question – have you ever made socca?
What was your last kitchen fail?