i'm over here going nuts.
almonds, more precisely.
i made the thickest, richest, moistest, most luscious cake i've had
since the last one,
like, sometime last week or thereabouts.
that sounds like self-assured aggrandizement,
but i assure you,
it's a true story.
have a peek:
the almond quotient in this goes to eleven.
that's no joke.
here's the how-to, just for you:
preheat that ovenpiece to 365F.
grease and flour a round cake pan.
i still prefer a springform for my one-layer jauns, just because.
and then, in a large mixing bowl cream together:
1 stick vegan butts;
3 T almond butts;
1 tsp almond extract;
1 tsp vanilla extract;
1/2 tsp salt;
1 cup of light brown sugar.
stir in 3/4 cup non-dairy yogurt, mixing verrry well,
1/2-3/4 cup crushed sliced almonds;
1 cup almond meal;
1 1/4 cups a.p. flour;
2 tsp bakey kapow-powder;
1 tsp baking soda;
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips;
3/4 cup almond milk.
(almond everything, man, i told you)
whisk it up, aerate the batter, and pour it in that pregreased pan,
pop it in that preheated oven,
and prepare your face for going apesh!t about the results.
45 minutes or so is what you'll need.
thick, decadent, nutty mixes like this take forEVER to bake through.
or you'll get a gross sinkhole in the center.
it'll still taste great, but that's a demerit in sexxxy points when serving others.
just a heads-up for those who care about things like that.
with twice-ground almond meal, almond milk, and almond extract,
mixed in with the butts and the sugs and the vanilla-
a cocoa upgrade add-on and mix-in-
which in turn gave us that double frosting hottness.
chocolate almond is even MORE flavorful, obvi.
baby chocominichip sprankles?
such a loud, fresh, hard yes to that.
last but not least, a little bit extra....
there was that final addition necessary to attain the desired level of expertism.
too much is the right amount.
and that's why there's toasted almonds on top, too.
i'm not into that box mix sh!t.
i want the big-deluxxxe homemade super-elite big action.
and i make sure that that's what i make.
there's no good reason to take it easy.
i know most, or maybe even all the rest of you,
are interested in having fun,
and enjoying 'well-deserved breaks',
or some other ludicrous notions like that.
i don't get it.
there's so much to do,
so much to make,
so much to learn......
i'll take some time to F* off and recharge the second week after never ever.
i just don't see the point.
i was never much fun, and i doubt i ever will be.
that's only become more concentrated as i span time alone,
feeding my obsessive nature without distractions-
there's been a schist-fracture laterally along the work-play ley lines
here in the Folk Life & Liberty Fortress.
all work, and no play is just what i DO.
it's all really happening,
and i only see more of it piling up.
i'm a john henry kind of man,
and i'll win if it kills me-
if there's any sort of contest of will and worth against the machine,
and i'm prepared to keep swinging until the thing is done..
if it weren't for all this good food sustaining me,
i think it probably would've killed me by now.
my weekends are busier than my weekdays,
and there's no time to spare then, either,
because there's no time for weak days-
i am compelled, kids.
i wonder often how it came to this,
but the conclusion is always a logic-loop;
never quiet, never soft.....