I dunno. Maybe I'm turning into a food blogger.
The thing with having a kid with multiple food allergies is that you really kinda can't trust food from most places, so it forces you to become fairly creative in the kitchen. That, couple with the fact that I went to culinary school - and the fact that I find cooking and baking really relaxing - means I cook a lot.
It's a good thing people in my house like to eat.
I don't create recipes, but I find them and make them, and then I butcher them and make something different and make it my way. After all, I know what I like best, so there's no point in making a food that isn't exactly what I want, right?
It helps to be an OCD control freak about some stuff. :)
May I present Pumpkin Spice Donuts?
I found a recipe online and made them exactly the way the recipe said the first time - and then the entire batch was gone in a couple of hours, and so I made them again but I switched it up a bit because I wanted to mess around and emphasize the spice more, and deepen the flavor with some molasses.
Here is what I did:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla extract