BEACH... GOTTA FIND A BEACH !!!
This is the tale of cookies I tried to bake Friday last week.
Nice thing about Saba:
1. It has everything one needs to make yummy raisin cookies
2. I've figured out how to bake in Fidel's propane stove (temperatures and heat distribution).
After a "few batches of making these cookies" experience in his cutie kitchen, my cookie rhythm was a swinging, and with my new beaters.....
Fidel bought me a lovely $10 student cast-off-sale beater :) ( a sweetie gift :D xoxoxoxo)
I cracked the eggs individually ( after the black smelly egg incident Fidel had a couple of months ago...... eggs on Saba aren't that fresh !!) one by one into a seperate dish. Looking at the 8 month old oats, which had no horrible odor, but I was not sure that mold had got them, I added these. Hey - I had fresh raisins !!
In my pre- prep-script, I asked Fidel if he had white sugar in the apartment. He told me that he kept a container of sugar in the fridge.
So I assembled my ingredients. Some niggly back head thought made me wonder why Fidel was keeping sugar in the fridge when he didn't even take it in his coffee. But the niggly didn't cause open questioning.
So mix..mix...mix...mix.. everything together. It looked really lovely.The beaters worked really well (wished I had them before).
Fidel came in to lick the beaters; I was just adding the oats to the batter and still wondering if they were "ok".
"This tastes great ! Bit salty tho'. Once they are baked, I'm sure they will be fine."
"Salty ? Really?" (as I am going over in my head that I had put in too much baking soda - not that it would count) "Maybe its the butter" (a brand I had never used before)
"They will be good once they are good cooked"
... Me tasting ... " I doubt it. Cooking won't help. They are too salty" ( me trying to think where the salt taste came from.. they were really salty!!!!) .
Fidel went back to his "den". I started to mix in the dubious oats.
Fidel had also told me that he also keeps a container of salt on the fridge (which makes sense for the humid environment he lives in). I looked and could not see two containers, only the one , which I had put back after I finished adding it to the batter. I tasted it and sure enough it was salt.
Instead of 1/2 cups of white sugar, I added 1/2 cups of salt. No cooking would have changed THAT taste.