|The calm before the storm.|
|New project cast on.|
|Pretty cake - but I will follow the recipe next time!|
|Scooters at the skate park!|
Yesterday the boys had the day off school, which was really quite perfect. We gave Muffy a new scooter for his big day, so I literally spent 4 hours at the skate park I'm just happy to see them doing something active and outside. I spent the time knitting my little heart out - which was dreamy in the moment, until I realized I had made an error and had to rip the whole thing out. Regardless, I'm happy to at least have a new fall project cast on the needles. I chose the Little Hoodlum pattern. It's looking pretty cute!
My parents visited last night for a quieter family celebration. I decided to pass on the coconut flour cake for now, opting for a more traditional recipe. Muffy requested a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, so I made just that, from my new book The Homemade Pantry. I think the cake would have been good.....if I had followed the directions. It was far too dry. My mom informed me that "cake flour" and regular white flour are two very different things. I just used white flour where it called for cake flour. Something felt wrong before I even put it in the oven,as the batter was unusually thick. What can you do at that point? Next time I will adjust for the different flour (decrease by about 1/2 cup) or just source out some cake flour. Live and learn!
Looking ahead to a fairly standard week, back to school tomorrow and back to our routine. Wishing everyone a great week!