Tuesday's Twist: A basic recipe with a fun twist. In other words, just another excuse for me to play around with weird recipes I've been dying to try.
This is a good example of what I was talking about yesterday. Making cornbread once is realistic, but to make it twice in one day just for the purposes of the blog is unrealistic. Unless you all want to show up at my door and help me eat both pans? Hmm, that's what I thought.
Rather than make a second pan I'll use this as an opportunity to share a little bit about my recipe development process. Let's see, what's the best way to do this? How about bullet points:
- First an idea pops into my head- "hey, you should make bread with ground up popcorn in place of some of the flour...okay... hmmm... how about cornbread so it's a popcorn cornbread with double or triple corn? ....yes, let's go with that for now."
- Once I settle on a basic idea I compare multiple recipes for the base (unless I already have a tried and true base). In this case I looked at various cornbread recipes, took bits and pieces of what I liked from each one, then wrote out a final recipe in my notebook. I write everything out in a notebook to keep track of what works and what doesn't. It's filled with notes and scribbles of chicken scratch (or rather, kitchen scratch) on ideas, improvements and results.