getting harder and harder to post, mostly because
it is mid-term an a lot of stuff is due,
and i haven’t had a day off since summer
on the bright side, fall break starts saturday
and i don’t have to work/go to school until wednesday.
this post will include some art and a recipe!
adapted from cate’s world kitchen
1 c. dried black mission figs, chopped
1/2- 1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick softened butter
1 tbsp milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup white whole wheat pastry flour
1. boil the water and soak the chopped figs for 20 minutes or so. stir in the sugar and cook over medium for another 10-20 minutes
or until it is jelly/jam like. let cool.
2. mix butter, egg, vanilla, and milk. gradually add the sugar and mix well. slowly add flour baking soda, and salt and combine.
separate the dough in half.
3. on wax paper pat the dough into two long rectangle shapes, approx. 12×3 in. spread the fig filling on one dough rectangle and carefully place the second dough rectangle on top. your ceramic skills will come in handy as you pinch the edges together, closing it up. then cut into 1″ squares.
4. bake at 350˚ for about 15-20 mins or until golden brown! these turned out awesome, especially with half pastry flour, because they were really soft and chewy. next time i think i will chop my figs down more than i did. yum yum yum!
and now on to some art!
just finished this for class this week, very pleased with it. i worked really hard!
this is a solvent transfer that was only half successful,
so i decided to paint over it with some black and i am actually really happy with this.
it started out as a time waster, but i think i could
frame and show this.
the image of kate is from a night we closed at work together and after we clocked out,
scanned our faces a couple times smashed up in the copy machine.
i then used xylol to transfer the image onto tan bfk.
hopefully break will be fruitful and good so that i have plenty of lovely things to post