I took this weeks You Capture theme of ‘sweet’ both literally and figuratively.
Figuratively, my kitties are the sweetest creatures in the world. And I don’t need much of an excuse to post some photos of my cats!
First is Morgan. I don’t think she gets enough face time on this here bloggy. Especially since she’s so sweet and beautiful. Look at those stripes, that spotty belly. She’s the perfect tabby! Her lack of photos might have something to do with the fact that 90% if the time we’re in the same room she’s trying to smooch my hands. Now if only she’d treat all people like that, she’d get adopted in a second.
This is Luna. She and her brother, Norbit, were only here for a couple of days before they were moved to another carer. Firstly, because I don’t have room for 7 cats. No matter how sweet. And because their mother, Temperance, was more than ready to kick them out of the nest, and being stuck in a room with them was making her a little testy towards them. They were sweet little babes though, I hope they find their forever homes soon.
I think cat paws are wonderful. This is a Daisy foot and next are some Temperance feet.
Things that are literally sweet are some of my favourite things in the world. I love to bake, and I especially love to bake spontaneously! Brownie is such an easy thing to make, with the base ingredients of a cup of flour, cup of sugar, a bit of milk, an egg (or a fake egg if you’re of the vegan persuasion) and vegetable oil, you can make any kind you like! I don’t know why anyone would buy brownie in a box.
This week I decided to make a GF vegan peanut and white chocolate brownie. We had no peanut butter though. So ok, I would make a white chocolate and some other kind of nut brownie. No white chocolate (where did that go, anyway? My belly? Oops). And no nuts of any variety. The only chocolate we had was vegan choc chips. So in the spirit of spontaneous baking, I made a Banarownie. That’s a very hard word to say correctly, but it’s worth it. It’s worth making too, it was super tasty.
Here’s my recipe for a Banarownie,
1 cup plain flour (I use Orgran GF Flour).
1 tsp bicarb soda.
1 tsp baking powder.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1/2 cup raw sugar.
2 Orgran ‘No-eggs’ (Or one actual egg).
1/2 cup oil.
1/2 cup of choc chips.
1/3 cup soy milk.
2 tsp vinegar.
Mix everything together, put in a greased and lined pan, cook in the oven until cooked (about 25 mins at 180° C).
Lots of people ask why I put vinegar in all my baking. Basically, it’s science. Put a little bicarb and a little vinegar and your baked goods will be fluffier because the two mix together and make air bubbles. Fluffiness is something that’s lacking in gluten free baking. If you’re lucky enough to be able to eat wheat flour then you probably don’t need the vinegar and bicarb, but a bit of extra fluffiness won’t go astray! Oh, and don’t add the two at the same time, mix in the bicarb before you add the vinegar, other wise all your science will happen in the bowl, instead of in the brownie. Or the Banarownie.