If you’ve been following my blog for any span of time, it’s no secret that I’m horrible in the kitchen.You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.
Here’s the thing. I didn’t know I was THIS horrible…
Last night I was making
what I hoped would be some yummy chocolate cupcakes for my small group, complete with wintery sprinkles. I gathered all the ingredients I would need: the gluten free cake mix, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, etc. I’ve found that a lot of gluten free recipes call for buttermilk. So I pulled out my handy dandy can of buttermilk that I had already purchased for prior cooking endeavors. Then I followed the directions to a T, carefully adding and mixing all the ingredients together in a specific order, adding the buttermilk last. But when I added it, the mix was just too dry. Not anything like cake mix should be. And I was so confused.
This is where you have to promise not to laugh at me. It was at that point, after I had added an entire cup of buttermilk to the mix, that I looked at the can and realized I had a can of buttermilk blend. Meaning I had to add water to the powder in order for it to be buttermilk. Meaning I had actually added about 4 times as much of the powdery buttermilk to the cake mix than was called for. (This would explain why those scones I made the other week were so crumbly and, well, tangy.) I banged my head on the counter at my stupidity.
But I mean, how was I supposed to know?! I’ve never used buttermilk in my life except these passed couple months. It’s not like there’s a Buttermilk 101 class in high school. (Horrible excuse, I know.) Anyhow, I added a bunch of water and finally got a cake batter consistency.
They weren’t so bad. In fact, they were actually pretty decent. At least, the girls enjoyed them. They just had a bit of an extra tang….
And after random draw the winner of the free Starbucks gift card is SAMANTHA!!!!! Yay Samantha!!! Email me your address and I’ll get that holiday cheer in the mail :) But thank you to all who entered!! I loved hearing all your Christmas faves and definitely added some to my playlist. Hope everyone’s Monday has a little extra tang :)