First of all, thanks to my cousin ! we talked over the phone today about my blog – well, especially about the blog name. A good blog name should be easy to pronounce and easy to remember , yet Toutou, plus that sachertorte, is a pain in the xx for her to pronounce. Well, take back my little fanatic about those chocolate cake and unwillingness to express it in a plain way, I will change my blog name as ” Light Delight with TouTou”. I would like to keep TouTou because that’s a very important name for me. And thanks to the prevalent cuisinart marketers, I decide to describe this blog as ” a cuisine art with a slimy twist. My inspiration of these names just explodes while I was on that treadmill, so 30 min passed incredibly quickly today!!!
Second, the day light saving time finally comes!!!! I woke up at 7:06 this morning, with no guilt at all! The morning just seems prolonged for me 🙂 What’s for breakfast? Well, I’ve been eating liquid plus flour for 6 days, I need a change for Sunday brunch!!!!
So I make this Crispy Oatmeal :
well, it’s the sweet potato flakes !!! I baked those sweet potato flakes at 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes, with absolutely NO oil, NO butter, JUST sweet potato. Then they come really crisp. What a perfect topping!
Then I take out my special mixed oat meal — I pre-mixed the plain oat meal with : sesame seed, wheat bran, pumpkin seeds (chopped), almond slices, flex seeds, cranberry. So I don’t need to scoops all these ingredients every time I make my oatmeal breakfast.
Microwaved it with 1 cup soymilk for 1:30 min. adding my crispy toppings, and unsweetened coconut flakes — done !!!
I have done with my work with three professors, well, at least for this weekend, no new tasks yet 🙂 So today is a really relaxing day. I read my freakonomics book and can’t stop laughing when they talk about the architectures and prostitutes’ wages. Well, just consider the demand of these two type of career , the author put it this way: of cause the prob of architectures would hire a prostitute is much higher than the other way around :D.
While reading the book , I was thinking about food, again!!! haha – does that mean I was bred to be a chef or something???
So my constant foods thoughts turns into this Light Crunchy PB Squares
” When sally met harry ” it creates a romantic story, while when “peanut meats bananas” they create a crunchy but light flavor!!!
The cake is very light – I only use :
1. 1tsp of butter,
2. 2 egg
3. 2 tsp of sugar.
4. chopped peanuts.
5. 1 banana!
6. 2 cup all purpose flour + 1/2 cup of corn starch + 1 tsp of baking powder.
it’s kind of cleaning leftover cake – but taste surprisingly light, fluffy, and crunchy!!!!
Here is how I make it:
1.beat egg whites until stiff peaks form – thank God I have my handmixer it only takes 5 minutes!!!
2. Mix well of the egg yolks, sugar, banana , flours, and then slowly stir it into the egg whites.
3. Finely chop the peanuts, and top the batter with this “red-skin” peanuts !! (haha – somebody would be crazy about it here!!! )
See how it looks before goes into the oven:
350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Until the peanuts are beautifully browned. Oh it taste just soa soa soa soft and crunchy!!! strong banana and peanuts flavor , what a great combination!
Finally in the afternoon the sky begins to clear up. And I decide to go to my favorite store – pier one in silver spring, to get some nice plates and mats. And I do find a great mat!!! Since most of my plates are white, I take a colorful red one. The store is full of X’mas flavor right now, everything is red and green – are we there yet?? never too early to celebrate!
Then of cause, Whole food , B&N, some clothes stores, and finally Panera bread. Finally unwind with a cup of chocolate in hand and take out my freaks again. btw, I saw she is adding cream, adding chocolate syrup, on my hot chocolate !!! lots lots of them and I even spilled it over to my shirts !! well, hot chocolate is for indulgence (hmmm, excuse 1). I just can’t help dip into those chocolate syrup and taste them – oooops, some one just sneak a peak at me !!! hey I can’t just be blind of those chocolate syrup, can I ? (excuse 2).
I ends the day with a gym trip too:
30 min running.
20 min Crossramp
5 rowing machine (oh man! my muscle is so sore! ).
and a light dinner :
and a seaweed soup.
oh, that’s my NEW table mat !!!
Hope ya all have a wonderful relaxing Sunday, Sunday!!!!