I’m back to my usual 2 recipes every post now! This week you will be seeing oatmeal apple muffins (recipe here), and date squares (recipe here). My muffins turned out sub par as I under baked them by a little bit so the bottom kind of stuck to the pan. I also used some older baking powder so they didn’t rise as much as I would have liked. But, they tasted exactly like the real thing, so I’m quite happy with the result. The date squares were a success, the only thing that I would change is to use less sugar. I could tell that to some people the sweetness would be perfect, but to me it was a little bit over sweet. I plan on re-making both these recipes over spring break (next post) as well as 2 new recipes.
Here are my muffins:
Now for the date squares:
BONUS (I guess, even though I don’t have pictures): I baked another batch for the Slam Jam event. This time I used my experience with the previous batch and made the following improvements:
1. I used less sugar so that the natural flavor of the dates could be tasted.
2. I used vegan margarine instead of coconut oil (Although the recipe said both were fine, I used coconut oil for my personal batch because there is soybean oil in the vegan margarine and I’m allergic to soy). I couldn’t compare the two as I was allergic to one.
3. I waited until it was 100% cool and hard before I cut it instead of cutting it when it was semi-soft.
Now to my recording with my mentor:
(PLEASE READ: the audio in this clip is very low due to me recording it on my phone, when listening to the clip, turn your volume to 100% but PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN IT DOWN AGAIN)
0:20 – White hat (Talking about coconut oil)
2:50 – Red hat (Inferring that the coconut sugar I used might be sweeter than brown sugar)
4:08 – Green hat (Asking what would be a substitute for dates)
4:20 to end of video – Yellow hat (Discussing if mangoes will work for the recipe)
4:30 – Red hat (Me feeling that mangoes won’t work)
4:38 Black hat (Me saying that dried mangoes are a little too dry)