Hello, everybody!! The Fresh Pioneer is back and I have a fun little recipe for you today. But first, let's talk about being different.
(rainbow zebra)This zebra is a bit different... in a good way. Sometimes stepping out of the ordinary and letting your creativity grow can be life-changing!
Here's my new pretty cover for my 'different' book. The one nobody loved, everybody hated, guess-I'll-go-eat-worms-on-Amazon book! It's been a total blast and I'm just tidying up 'Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs' which will come out in May.
IN ORDER TO BE INDEPENSABLE ONCE MUST ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT!!
Even Coco Chanel knew this. (And she knew it in French, which is way cooler, you have to admit.)
I LIKE YOU, YOU'RE WEIRD!!
As homeschoolers, we meet a lot of weirdos.
What I was going to say was actually, as homeschooler we meet a lot of different types. Introverts, extroverts, dreamers, planners, organizers, writers, artists, future CEO's of facebook, etc. There's one little girl I've met a few times and I think, "If I owned an enormous company, I'd hire YOU to run it." She's the BOSS OF THE WORLD. Don't cross her. She's only seven but you'll be sorry.
... Boil all of this together in a saucepan. And yes, it's not very sugary. The filling will take care of that.
As soon as it's boiling, take it off the stove and add
I really thought I'd ruined it because the eggs weren't incorporating but Edna took over and got 'er done. *whew*
It should fall easily from the beaters in strings when you lift it. If it's still too stiff, add another egg or two.
Now, a lot of people bake for 15 minutes at 425 and then 20 minutes at 325. But I found 15 at 425 and then 10 at 325 worked best. Maybe it's the American ovens. Not sure. But it makes a lot so, be feel free to experiment.
Here's a taste tester sacrificing for the good of the cause. What a terrible life!
The best part, is the birthday girl(or bride and groom) gets to crack open the cake! They have to really give it a nice whack so the spun sugar (and all that hard work) breaks into tiny pieces. It's very satisfying. It's supposed to represent breaking into the new year and the take-charge attitude is a nice fit for a blue-haired 13 year old! GO, MINDY!
And don't forget to be weird -like Dalton M Ghetti who sculpts crayons and pencils. Really. Here's another photo of his art.
So, go be weird. In fact, I was reading this book and it had some very good tips... in case you need some help breaking out of your shell!