Tomorrow my day will be eaten in what I have decided is my final stint of civic duty as a Democratic voter of Washington State – the Congressional District Caucus** is tomorrow. I am not looking forward to it. The venues seem to always be rented for four to six hours for a process that takes 7 to 12 – or pity me, more hours to complete. So a frantic quality that evokes anger and shouting in everyone ensues as it becomes apparent that the time will be surpassed and the rent will rise in 15 minute increments or so.
So, since we will take food and drink to not fall down in exhaustion and low blood sugar? I baked a cake. Kind of messy glaze/icing job, eh? I am concerned with taste and portability of slices, however, not pretty.
I “pinned” the recipe from here. But everyone knows I can’t leave “well enough” alone, right?
So in the recipe, my changes were as follows:
Instead of 3 c all purpose flour, I used 2 c Immaculate Organic All-purpose Flour and 1 c white whole wheat flour
Instead of 2 1/2 c sugar, I used 1 c sugar and 1 c Monkfruit in the Raw baking sugar replacement
Instead of 5 1/2 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, I used what I had: 2 3 oz 70% cocoa chocolate bars
Instead of jarred peanut butter? I used 3/4 c PB2 (the fat-free dry peanut butter powder) and about 2 T of whey ( or use milk)
Instead of milk, I did use 1 1/4 c whey, saved from our Greek yoghurt making.
In the messy glaze, I used about 1 1/2 c cornstarch free powdered sugar and 1/2 c PB2 and then some water and cream to the desired consistency to pour over hot cake!
Is it healthy? Not really, but the un-health is mitigated somewhat and I used pretty clean ingredients. Slices of this will make tomorrow more bearable after sandwiches with black sourdough rye bread!
See, if Democratic caucus rooms were still cigars and scotch, I wouldn’t NEED to be a-baking solace for myself….
**Now, a word to the pundits and politicians telling Bernie Sanders to cash in his chips and shut up. (And the same is doubtless being said to delegates like myself.) I am so not sorry we are not making it easy for Hillary Clinton to announce herself the next President of the USA. But, a bit of truth for you all: That is not how it works, folks: The democratic process allows for caucus and primary activities ALL THE WAY TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
So get over yourselves. One reason I am going and voting for Sanders is that I am a DELEGATE; I was elected to be the voice of others and will NOT countermand their will for my own OR anyone else’s will. (For the record, when I “ran” to be elected, I stated I would stand with Sanders all the way to the Convention; but that if he did not have the delegates to be the candidate, my own personal vote would support Clinton in her run for the White House.) Sanders supporters want their voices to be heard; the fact that the Clinton camp is acting snarky, snarly and as if we are all some sort of deluded nitwits for having the opinions such as:
Money is NOT free speech
Corporations are NOT people
If Europe can provide health care and education at public cost, how can America claim to the the “greatest nation on earth” and NOT do the same?
It is time for the Democratic Party to stop moving as far right as Eisenhower and get back to some progressive polices!
That yes, in fact we all HAVE met wars we definitely did NOT like and we don’t want more of them, based on fear flogging, lies, and profits for war mongers.
So unknot your panties, unclutch your pearls and remember we are all supposed to be on the same side AFTER the National Convention, NOT BEFORE. And IF we are not on the same side after the National Convention? It just might be because Clinton’s advocates are acting about as ill mannered, snarky, and asinine as people screaming Trump’s name and it pisses us Sanders advocates off! Do not poke this bear tomorrow. I will eat my cake and have yours, too.