I’ve taken to organizing my life, just so it might make more sense. I’m more of a messy one, my room is usually cluttered with books in every nook. Even when I do bother cleaning it, it somehow returns to it’s original state again. It’s a big miracle I still bother cleaning sometimes. So by organizing, I have drawn up study timetables (even if I don’t follow them everyday, atleast I know what needs to be done) and started doing the important things in life. This includes getting closer to God and for once, trying to understand what my religion actually says rather than just reading the Arabic which I’m afraid, I don’t understand much of. My faith is better than ever because I know someone’s watching over me.
I want the coming winter to be a good one. productive one, for once scoring what I always wish I could do. For once, life to make sense rather than going through the ordinary circle of ordinary days and nights. I love life this way.I really do.
The other day, I baked some brownies to take to college (they were a success by the way!) and I might be baking cupcakes for someone on her birthday. I have already said it a million times before but I love baking. It completes my life, almost makes it seem so as if I’m doing something worth it.
I baked this carrot cake on a sick sunday, the kind of sick that makes you feel like crap. Sore throat eww. This cake was a big bummer, I must say because it just won’t bake fully. The top had blackened and a big dome appeared but no, it was still liquid-ey in the middle. I got pretty snappy by that time. Already my throat was killing me and now that. Thankfully it decided that the top had blackened just enough and it was finally time for it to fully bake.
I admit I am scared of leveling cakes. What if I do it wrong? And I don’t have the appropriate knife either. So I have taken to applying some pressure on the top of the cake with a metal lid just after taking it out of the oven. Works like a charm. Any more risen domes for me? Bring it on.
Thank you Pioneer Woman for uploading this recipe! I love it, especially on sick days ;)
Sigrid’s Carrot Cake- Adapted from PioneerWoman
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
4 whole Eggs
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 cups Grated Carrots
1.Preheat oven to 350F
2. Mix the oil, eggs and sugar in a big bowl. Sift the dry ingredients in another bowl.
3. Add to the wet ingredients and combine.
4. Add the grated carrots and mix with an electric beater for 2 minutes.
5. Pour the batter in a large greased and floured pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and top with whipped cream and spinkles.