Friday, June 02, 2006

After ignoring the swing coat for awhile, I finally finished it last night. I think it looks really cute and Emma loves it. Today we went to Joann's and I let her pick out buttons, but I still have to sew them on. The white attached I-cord looks good, I think, so maybe it's for the best that the yarn I got didn't match.

Emma and I really did cook all that stuff yesterday. I was so tired of cooking by the end of the day! Everything was delicious, except the pasta, which was just so-so. And Emma hates the bread we baked, but I think it's fabulous - which is a good thing because we made six loaves! Here is the recipe for the Strawberry-Almond Shortcake. It's from (of course) the Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook by Cathe Olson. (And Grandma, the recipe calls for it to be made into single servings!)

Strawberry-Almond Shortcake

4 cups sliced strawberries
1 to 2 tablespoons honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple syrup
1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter or coconut oil, cut into small pieces
1 egg or egg replacer
1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
2 tablespoons honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple syrup
Vanilla Yogurt Dessert Topping(2 cups plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon honey)

Toss strawberries and 1 to 2 tablespoons sweetener gently until fruit is coated.
Preheat oven to 375. Oil baking sheet. Grind almonds and oats to coarse meal in food processor or blender. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. In a mixing bowl or food processor, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In separate bowl, beat egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons sweetener together. Add to flour mixture. Stir gently just until mixed. Scoop out 1/4 cup balls of dough and place on prepared bakign sheet. Flatten slightly to about one inch high. Bake 15 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are golden. Cool slightly.
Split warm biscuits in half horizontally. Place one half on place. Cover with fruit and then a layer of topping. Place the other biscuit half on top. Add a little more topping and fruit.

Note: The picture has whipped cream, but only because Steve didn't want yogurt on his. The yogurt was wonderful on ours!


David said...

Is it just me, or does Emma's outfit look quite different when viewed from the back?

Katie said...

Yum!! I just drooled on my keyboard. That looks so good!

Can Emma be any cuter? I forgot to look at the jacket she was so cute! LOL

earthchick said...

OMG, the swing coat is ADORABLE! Great job!

mom said...

I can't believe how cute the swing coat is! Between the coat and the cooking, you are certainly multitalented!

GailV said...

That coat is adorable -- of course, so is the model!

And don't you just love that cookbook? Great pic of the shortcake, btw.

Leilalu said...

Great work mama!!!