I’ve been taking this past week to pack up all of my “junk” into boxes, lug it from one house to another, take that same “junk” out of boxes and attempt to get to life normally again. It’s ridiculously frustrating and what becomes even more frustrating is when you expect people over, and you’re totally unprepared.
This post stems partially from this evening and this past week, going from a larger kitchen to an itty-bitty one and attempting to slip back into things. For the past four years, I’ve taken my decent sized kitchen for granted. This new house has a little teeny-tiny kitchen and my parents decided to drop by for dinner and dessert tonight. What. To. Do?
Of course dinner was no issue, just bump up the recipe for the chili a bit and warm up a couple more rolls, no biggie. I hadn’t planned on dessert. I haven’t restocked my pantry from the move… what did I have on hand? What could I make? My lovely parents have been living in their camper for the past two months while building their new house, and definitely haven’t been able to bake to appease the sweet tooth that I inherited from them. I had to make something quick, with whatever it was that I had on hand!
Now normally, my posts here at 100CafeStreet.com don’t consist of recipes but… what happens when you’re in a pinch? What do you do? The other night I made these awesome fried taco bread things (for lack of something better to call them) and they were a cinch to make! I thought about those delightfully warm and delicious, doughy and wonderful breads and thought “I still have the ingredients on hand for those! I could do that and toss them in some cinnamon sugar!!”
So here, for a great “in a pinch” dessert is a few ingredients that I’m pretty sure everyone has on hand!
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of milk
Combine dry ingredients and then mix in the milk. Knead for about 3-4 minutes and then let rest for about 5 minutes. Break off pieces and flatten, fry on each site in about an inch of oil, shortening (or whatever you choose to fry in) until light golden brown. Let drain on a paper towel and then toss in cinnamon sugar.
Ridiculously easy. Ridiculously droolworthy. Top with a scoop of ice cream while still warm… Simply delicious! (and when I say “simply” I mean it in every sense of the word! These are almost TOO EASY to make!!)