For months has it been very quite from my blogging@partner – “Acorn in the Kitchen”– thought that maybe there was a problem with our connection, so I have been in checking his blog – but no activity at all. I don’t have clue what his name are .. and for months I though HE was a she – but we got that straighten out.
Acorn in the Kitchen ~ Food
So about 2 weeks ago an email arrived .. and there was life again. Instead of sitting in Madrid is he now sitting on Ireland – and I know how that is after my own 11 years in total there, GREAT!!!!!
I have missed his wired and wonderful breads/cakes and recipes .. plus the beautiful videos he provided us with. Now everything is back to normal and I’m in the baking mood again.
Everybody around me here … knows I don’t bake with yeast .. and most of his bread/cakes is with baking powder, excellent.
I decided to go with his “Banana and Pecan Bread”– mostly because I had everything at home, except for the bananas – but I can get them in my corner shop and don’t have to run to the supermarket.
Followed the recipe to 100% – but I was a bit sceptic over the small amount of baking powder to all those bananas (4), only 1 tsp. Instead of using a baking tin I chose to go individual – and I should have figured out by myself that they shouldn’t raise that much, from the amount of baking powder. Also the time of baking shorten with about 10 min.I could had filled the molds a little bit more – but they came out spot on and when it was time for my afternoon cup, that I normally don’t have *smile – I already had eaten 2 while they where still lukewarm.
Highly recommend the bread/cake … and so easy to make, less then 20 min all together plus baking time. Plus it’s so delicious, but I like both banana and pecan nuts.
Also in the evening I decided to try “Libby’s Smashed Potatoes” again to go with my burger instead of fries. This time I used very small potatoes. I boiled them during the breakfast – let them cool down properly and smashed them about 2 hours before they went into the frying pan. The result is here … great potato dish and a substitute for fries.Don’t know if it’s healthier because of the oil I need to fry them in. This time I took 50/50 oil and butter.
Still I had the same problem as with the big ones – I wasn’t able to smash them so thin as Libby done with hers, they would have gone totally to pieces then and still they had a tendency to fall apart when frying them. Maybe our red potatoes have different textures and this time I used the smallest potatoes I could find. My favorite potatoes just now – even if they don’t come out as Libby’s.
As music cloud .. I have chosen of course something Irish and because I’m not really into traditional Irish folk music (gives me both toothache and headache) – so I have given you “Riverdance” – one of the best shows I ever seen, when it’s about dancing – even if Michael Flatley tried with 2 other shows and “Lord of the Dance” were great – there has never been anything like “Riverdance” witch I have seen twice, one time in Dublin and the other time in Edinburgh. I would love to it see again. This video is the first ever performance they ever did at the Eurovision Song Contest, 1994 in Dublin.
Photo provide by and thanks to – sheilentertainmentagency.com