Per my last several blog posts, it’s pretty obvious I’m a pumpkin fan. But really, there is no “fan” about it. I am downright obsessed. I even thought to make my own pumpkin ice cream today. Then I heard wisdom’s little voice saying: Just go to Trader Joe’s. They have a yummy one all made up for you. Much smarter, yes.
Unforch, we had a bit of a situation in the kitchen. To start, this came on a day when Honey Dude and I were sharing the oven for “his” and “her” cookies (and simmering a lovely beef stew, to boot). So it’s only natural that something odd would happen. And wouldn’t you know, the sugar got left out.
Correction: almost got left out.
I had just mixed together my wet and dry ingredients when I licked my finger and saved the day. Clearly the sugar had been forgotten. Adding the brown sugar at that point meant whipping it into the oat mixture with a fierce hand (to which I enlisted Honey Dude). The result: disturbed oats.
Now I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the words “mix until just blended” in a recipe, but it implies that over-mixing will take its toll. And in this case, it did. The oats had been compromised. So even though the taste was out-of-this-world, the texture was a bit chewier than it ought to have been. Not that I didn’t expect it. But now I’ve vowed to try the recipe again, just to make sure. Bummer? I think not.
Stay tuned for my thorough report.