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19 January 2013 @ 11:42 pm
Quick poll  

11.30pm is a perfectly reasonable time to decide to make a cake

Yes
28(23.7%)
Hell yes!
75(63.6%)
Have you been drinking?
15(12.7%)

The fact I have all the ingredients for chocolate cake, but nothing to cook an actual meal is

Sad
3(2.6%)
Inspiring
39(33.3%)
Probably why my bottom doesn't reflect the amount of exercise it gets
13(11.1%)
Enough to make you want to move in
62(53.0%)
 
 
 
oops: [stock] :)oddishly on January 19th, 2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
Inspiring

^ I would like to be you when I grow up.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
First, remember baking supplies regularly when shopping, while forgetting more useful things like vegetables …
tudorpot: mason jartudorpot on January 19th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
and chicken stock cubes!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
I always mean to make my own stock, occasionally do, but more often get it from the butcher at inflated costs, but so yummy I tell myself it's worth it.
tudorpottudorpot on January 19th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
true and when I'm well, that is what I do. Right now dealing with health issues that are draining me. Kitchen needs a sort and fridge/freezer full of stuff that I'm not eating. Must sort it.
Hueyphoenixacid on January 19th, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
Why are you so far away! *wants midnight cake too*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
There will be some left tomorrow! (Probably. I'm going to be restrained, but I can't vouch for Mr Brammers. This all happened because I wanted a KitKat earlier and the shops had none.)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
I'm reasonably certain the chocolate and sugar cancel out any nutritional value …
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Randy: Adam Cookiedrgaellon on January 19th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Have you ever seen Bill Cosby: Himself? He does a whole routine about feeding his kids chocolate cake for breakfast, and goes through exactly that reasoning. "Eggs! Eggs are in chocolate cake! And milk! And wheat! That's NUTRITION! Fruit, need some fruit... grapefruit juice!" (Someone in the audience goes, "ewww.") "These are not your children!"
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
I was already voting for 'hell yes' and 'I wanna move in' before I remember I can't even eat chocolate cakes anymore, lol

But in all seriousness, you shouldn't resist the call of the baking fairies.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
I do lovely gluten free chocolate cake if that's the issue. Alas, if it's the chocolate, I am afraid I cannot do carob, for it is the flavouring of Satan.

It's in the oven, due out in 20 mins, and I think I even have some double cream for serving … That spin class was completely wasted this afternoon.
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm fine with gluten, it's the dairy products that I can't stand, so it's pretty hopeless.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, easy! I've lost all my old vegan books (handed a few on, had the others nicked by evil old flatmates *shakes fist*) but this recipe: http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/egg-and-dairy-free-chocolate-cake-L6971.html is very similar to my old spongey vegan chocolate cake, though I had a bit of Cointreau where they have lemon juice, and this one is very much like my dense vegan choc, except I used a light olive oil. Don't worry about looking for tofu-based choc chips, just get some good dark chocolate that's dairy-free and whack it into small bits.

I would never have lasted as long as I did as a vegan if there couldn't be chocolate!
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'll check and see if it's available in the local supermarkets, thank you so much! It's about time I work around my prissy stomach, really! :33
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, LJ ate my second link for the gooey cake. Here it is: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/egg-free-dairy-free-nut-free-cake/

Lots of good dark chocolates are dairy free, and they are healthy! Ish …
Shadowiamshadow on January 19th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
I made awesome DF brownies recently - subbed the butter for coconut oil. Worked a treat.
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'm new to this whole not-being-allowed-to-eat-anything thing, probably half a year so I haven't experient with much, so thank you!
Shadowiamshadow on January 19th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Both myself and my partner are gluten free, have been for years, and recently, my partner's mother had to go dairy free, and was mourning chocolate, so we made her brownies.

This is the recipe we use.

If you make it, cool the brownies for a while in the fridge before cutting them, we found that made them firmer and less likely to just dissolve into a pile of crumbs. If you're making them with regular flour, they might be okay anyway, GF baking tends to be crumbly. Of course, chocolatey crumbs are still super delicious...
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, that looks doable! And I actually like (and allowed to eat) beetroot! Thanks muchly, I'll definitely try my hands on that!:33
Randy: Swedish Chefdrgaellon on January 19th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
This young lady blogs about her adventures in baking, and she does a lot of special-needs baking. Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, low-GI, low-fructose... she has something for everyone.
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 19th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh wow thank you so much for this link!
bare_memabonwitch on January 20th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
I'll just drop in with a link to one of my favorite food bloggers here. Lots of dairy free and GF recipes.
宝井かりん: 聖/和也 - bi'luvidtakarai_karin on January 20th, 2013 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'll look around the blog :3
ashindkashindk on January 19th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
A kitchen should always be stocked with the ingredienta for chocolate cake. And anytime is the perfect time for making one.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
I have made it, I have eaten a slice of it, and I am happy with all my choices! Mr Brammers enabled me and then went to bed. Shameful!
ashindkashindk on January 19th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
No regrets! That's the spirit!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
I baked the cake, I ate the cake. I stand by my choices! And now it's 1.30 and I really need to brush my teeth ;-)
wooly_bear on January 19th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
Cake is good for you. I read it on the internet and they can't put it on the internet if it isn't true.
Rebekkah: Merlin&Arthur-laughshanes_lullaby on January 19th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. :3 That commercial never gets old, to me.
wooly_bear on January 19th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
:D
bk7brokemybrainbk7brokemybrain on January 19th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Grate a zucchini into your chocolate cake for moisture AND it counts as at least three servings of veg, I'm sure.
Janey Procrastinatorjaney_p on January 19th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you won't starve. That's something, right? :D

My own stash of ingredients resembles yours a lot right now - which reminds me to go shopping soon. If I do bake myself a cake now, then it'll be the last I can make, because I'm low on baking powder. ;)
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on January 19th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
Given that I made a very large pot of chili at 11:30 the other night...I'd say anytime is time to cook.

And cake is far more important than a meal...*nods*
Nennenenne on January 19th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
Cakes are always lovely, but my bottom sure shows it. ;-)
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on January 19th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
It's only sensible to wait till the day cools down before turning the oven on.
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bare_memabonwitch on January 20th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
There is always GF vanilla cake! Such a thing exists. I have eaten it, and it was good!
jolinar_rosha: assimilatedjolinar_rosha on January 20th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
mmmmm cake.
Cake is awesome and appropriate at all times.