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 :D
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 :P 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 :D
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?