Stress = New Baking Experiments
Anyways, yes, I've been stressed out. So that means I search for new recipes (not from existing books or magazines or print outs already on hand).
Why do I do this to myself? I'm already in a pissy mood then I go off and try a new recipe which may increase my stress levels due to difficulty or just the darn oven I have who happens to have a mind of its own and doesn't adjust the temperature correctly. However, this time, things turned out OK.
Here's the recipe - I've actually made cakes made with olive oil (turns out that's how my nonna makes her cakes and it's how I make sponge cakes as it is her recipe) but never with vegetable oil. The recipe comes from AllRecipes.com and it is called Chocolate Oil Cake (Sorry, I stink in posting links!!!).
I loved the cake!!! It's so gooey and chocolatey - kind of like a brownie actually. The best part: no need to pull out the electric mixer! Just used my whisk. My friend came over just when it had finished cooling, got excited when he saw that there was cake, took out the milk (yes, he is that comfortable in my home) and took a slice. He was not thrilled. I, of course, was insulted. Turns out he prefers dense cakes and hard cookies. Get out of my kitchen! Haha.
So this new recipe made me happy.....
Onto the next experiments!