October 31st, 2008


Baking and smoking

We had a Halloween party at work today. I made apple bread pudding (a nice crusty bread from Whole Foods, skinned and thinly sliced apples, soy milk, apple cider, eggs, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and a bit of ginger) and caramel to go on it (sugar, butter, heavy cream). This was my first time in a while making bread pudding, but I winged it just fine, thanks to my bread-pudding instruction from magid years ago. This was my first time making caramel, and I'm happy that I didn't burn it at all. I had some store-bought caramel at my sister's a few weeks ago, and this tasted quite a bit different. I believe the first two ingredients of the store-bought caramel were corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup.

Anyway, the bread pudding was slightly underdone (I had forgotten to make it, and E reminded me at 7:40 this morning, so I was rushed), but it was still good, especially with the caramel.

And I dressed in costume today. I'm wearing a stretchy strapless dress and one of those short sweaters (bolero?), both belonging to E. There are pictures. I haven't been much into posting pictures lately, mostly because E takes care of most things picture-related. If there are requests, I'll post pictures.