#6: Puffed Wheat Squares

So I don't think I ever mentioned this anywhere, but this was meant to be a combined restaurant & baking type of blog. (Suspiciously enough, falling under the same theme of "food").

I am even worse about taking pictures when I bake, largely because I don't bake pretty. I guess I'll have to work on that.

Anyway, last night before I went to sleep, I decided to make some puffed wheat squares.

I have always loved puffed wheat squares as a child and I had only tried making them once before (given, it was about a week ago, but anyway...)

This time didn't actually turn out that well, and I'm still trying to figure out why. If anyone knows, please leave a comment! Basically, they turned out kind of hard. Still edible, but not all soft and gooey. My suspicions are: (1) I let it boil a little too long or (2) I put too much cocoa powder.

This is where I got my recipe from.

So as I was making them, I realized that (due to my rather large number of baking [mis]adventures the past year) we were completely out of vanilla extract. I found another bottle but it smelled questionable and I didn't want to put it in.

Instead... I found almond extract! And it was almost done, so I just dumped the whole thing in.

Then it started smelling kind of strange and I was slightly concerned.

But once it cooled, it was pretty good.


And now, the day after, it is kind of hard.


Definitely not one of my better baking attempts. Or "baking" as it were. Ah well, there's always next time.

(End of kind of awkward/rushed entry because I feel guilty about not doing my COMS homework. But in all honesty, I'd rather be blogging. I even went to another restaurant this morning. Anyway... til later. ^^)


E. Schmidt said...

Yum! I love your blog! I may end up stealing the idea eventually ;).

Also about the puffed wheat squares, the first time I made them I had the same problem (i.e. too hard). I think it's because the sugar stuff was cooked too long (that's how they make candy different textures, the longer you boil it the harder it gets). Hope this helps!

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