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27 August 2008 @ 09:23 am
Damn you, angel food cupcake recipe!  
I tried to make these raspberry swirl angel food cupcakes on sunday, but for some reason the cakes came out as gummy little inedible lumps. And since the recipe called for a vanilla bean, they were damn expensive gummy little inedible lumps.

So to use up the already made raspberry filling, I made up two dozen cupcake-sized raspberry swirl cheesecakes, which I have to say came out pretty darn tasty.

In other news, today's photograph is definitely in the running for favorite Wayback Wednesday ever.

 
 
Listening to: Flesh for Lulu - "I Go Crazy"
 
 
 
xterminal on August 27th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Damn, dawg, how much you guys pay for vanilla beans out there? I get mine for about $2.50 a pop...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: loving the monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 27th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Eight freaking dollars per bean at the Acme! For that price, the bean should have been personally delivered by a Malagasy lemur...
xterminal on August 27th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Eight freaking dollars per bean at the Acme!

DAY-um!

You know, you could always move to Cleveland. We gots some fine asses out here too.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on August 27th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
I can't. The Earth's magnetic field is too weak there.
xterminal on August 27th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
So that's why we're all so spaced out!
micahlaerm on August 27th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
wayback wednesday is usually amusing for me at best, though this week...you're right. it's distinctly something more than amusing.
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zuluoddharmonic on August 27th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Vanilla beans are stupidly expensive to buy locally. I buy mine from The Organic Vanilla Bean Company. Way better deal and I can eke more than 6 months out of them if I vacuum seal and freeze them. The last full pound I bought came out to 108 beans for $20.

Edited at 2008-08-27 03:30 pm (UTC)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: funky eye hurtyassmonkeydiary on August 27th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's super cheap! Thanks!
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zuluoddharmonic on August 27th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to help. I live with a vanilla snob and buying them online has helped our budget.
captian_whamo on August 27th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
you win some you loose some, angel food cake is hard to get right. depends on your altitude, where the recipe came from, their always deflating them selves. if it got really small you might have had too much levening? or not enough. are you at sea level? I'll dig around and see if i can find you a new one....

also, this picture is fantastic. i really like way back wednesdays the best...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on August 27th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, although I think I may have lost my hankering for angel food for at least a little while.
captian_whamo on August 28th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Fair enough. if you ever want to bake biscotti i have a good base recipe. and its really easy to make. and soooo good. At work i'm the official biscotti master. this week i made chocolate lavender and some chocolate hazelnut. I could probably adjust it for sea level fairly easily too.
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 27th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
What? No pictures of delicious cheesecakes?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: drooling monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 28th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Dude, in what way was that not a picture of delicious cheesecakes?
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 28th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Well, there aren't any raspberry swirls...