Stress = baking

Made this up this morning, so I’m going to type up the recipe here so I don’t forget.

Raspberry Pecan Coffee Cake

1 1/2 c. flour
2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

(mix together)

1 egg
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. greek yogurt
Scant 1/4 c. milk

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients; pour in wet mixture, stir together.

Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease a 9 in. cake pan, pour batter in, level out with spatula.

Take 1/2 – 1 c. fresh raspberries, rinse, pat dry, and then insert into batter at 1″ intervals.

For the topping:

1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. almond flavoring

Mix together until mixture is pea-sized bits, sprinkle liberally on top of batter and raspberries.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm.


3 thoughts on “Stress = baking

  1. We get tasty recipes too? This blog is awesome! Perhaps another recipe is in order?
    Sweet Potato Asparagus Thing (I’m not good with names)
    -1 thing of asparagus. (bundle? bunch?)
    -3ish sweet potatoes.
    -1/2 lb of chicken breast. Unless you’re hungry, then 1 lb
    -1 large onion
    -1 or 2 bell peppers (red looks more colorful here)
    -Some green beans
    -A few mushrooms
    -Other assorted vegetables that interest you. Carrots are decent, and I’ve been meaning to try water chestnuts. Start carrots early if you use them though. They take forever.

    -Skin the sweet potatoes, and chop into bit sized pieces. Place in a pan on high heat with a very small amount of olive oil. Stir occasionally.
    -While you wait, chop vegetables and chicken into pieces. After the sweet potatoes have been going for 12ish minutes, place all vegetables into a second pan, and fry with some olive oil. About three minutes later, toss the chicken in with the sweet potato. Continue to stir both pans.
    -Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the chicken and sweet potatoes. Spice the vegetables however you like. Tarragon works well, but you have to use quite a bit since its a very mild spice. I’ve done cumin as well with good results.
    -10 minutes after the vegetables went on (22 minutes after potatoes), combine everything. Give it a minute or two for the tastes to mix, then serve. Serves 3 to 6 depending on how generous you were with ingredients up top.
    -No idea how well it reheats. We’ve never had leftovers. Tastier than it sounds at first description.

  2. Ah yes, stress baking. My old and dear friend. Somehow comforting to know that someone else does it too. Sad that it’s necessary though.

  3. Reading your post, there are some things I agree with, and
    some things I disagree with.

    I agree it isn’t right for them to give you guidelines, and
    then after you followed the guidelines, paid your money and arrived there with
    friends to change the rules on you. I also
    agree it wasn’t fair to not be consistent and to allow other girls with shorter
    dresses to stay while making you leave.
    That is where *they* were wrong.

    Now where you were wrong is that you say you looked “hot”. What does that mean? We get that term from the idea of animals
    (including humans) being in heat. Ready
    for sex. So what the parents didn’t
    want, reasonably I would say, would be for girls dressing to look hot. They wanted them dressing to look pretty, or
    feminine, or lovely, or beautiful, or cute, or sophisticated, or gorgeous, or
    classy, or attractive. But not hot, not
    in heat, not ready for sex.

    We can go too far in one direction, where women are
    expected to wear burkas (or burqas) and
    when a woman gets raped it is considered her fault. Or we can go too far in the other direction,
    where you blame a man for being sexually aroused when a prostitute dresses in
    such a way to try to sexually arouse him.

    It is normal and healthy for single women to try and be
    sexually attractive to men. And women
    are constantly doing a balancing act of trying to dress sexually attractively, while
    not going to extremes. Not being too
    obvious. Not being too immodest. Not showing too much. A prostitute tries too hard, because that is
    her job. Many women go to those lengths,
    but I think most of us would agree that it is a sign of a depravity. If a woman is trying that hard, is that desperate
    for male attention, she doesn’t have a healthy self image. She doesn’t seem to respect herself, and it
    is difficult for us to respect her.

    As Christians, we know that lust is sinful. So it falls on men to control their eyes and
    their thoughts (of course women can also be lustful) and it falls on women to
    dress modestly. Modesty is a virtue. Not in our society, but in Christianity and
    possibly all world religions. It is the
    norm in our country for women to dress immodestly, and it usually gives women
    more of the attention they like if they dress immodestly, without going to
    extremes. So this makes it difficult to
    compete for male attention while dressing modestly.

    Another side point I would make is that you don’t know that the
    dads were feeling lustful. If a woman
    had said you were dressed inappropriately, you would not have accused her of
    being lustful. It isn’t right to assume
    when a man makes the same observation that he is feeling lustful towards you.

    I am also tall (5’11”).
    Maybe they should have their guideline be that it needs to be at least
    fingertip length and no more than three inches above the knees. It is sad to me when things like this get so
    legalistic, but I think it helps when everyone has clear objective rules for
    events like this so you don’t have a situation like yours where you feel shamed
    and are asked to leave when you tried to follow the guidelines.

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