Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to tell if pesto is moldy

The title of this post is misleading. You see, I am not really offering you advice on how to tell if pesto is moldy. Rather, I'd like you to tell me.

I made pesto like a month ago (that's right, I made something that I did not add massive quantities of sugar to), and shoved the leftovers into the back of the fridge. Now I've pulled it out to eat, but I can't really tell if it's moldy because pesto sort of looks like mold anyway. Hmm. If I'm sick tomorrow, that'll be why.

Still on the baking agenda:
  • Red[der] Velvet Cupcakes (believe it or not, the header of the blog is a picture of red velvet cupcakes. Clearly, they are not red. Oops.)
  • Chocolate cupcakes from scratch. I was planning to use a nice reliable boxed mix for the wedding, but then I felt like that would be lazy.
  • While I'm at it, I'd better find some decent from-scratch yellow cake
  • Chocolate frosting for the wedding cupcakes (I shouldn't just rely on the recipe for chocolate butter frosting that I always turn to)
  • Banana Nutella Cupcakes, which somebody in my fiction class brought last night. Holy shit.
I'm going to turn to my new Martha Stewart cupcake cookbook for many of these. Martha Stewart probably makes some awesome cupcakes (when she's not in jail, that is. I know, sorry, cheap joke).

Jesus, I'm going to have a eat a lot of cupcakes in the next month before the wedding (oh my god. It's in a month.).


  1. hi there.
    alright, oddly enough, I made red velvet cupcakes last week, they weren't red either, they were coral, I only had half of the red food coloring I was supposed to have. They still tasted good though... how did yours turn out brown, how much cocoa powder did you use? I've got to tell you the recipe that I used for the frosting was incredible though. 1 stick of butter, 8 oz. of cream cheese, 1 tsp imitation vanilla and 2 cups of powdered sugar. Please note, I can't figure out how to spell confectioner's right now. I totally recapped the recipe without looking, but I double checked, it's right. Obviously, powdered sugar goes in last after the other stuff is soft and mixed. haha, imagine if all recipes were written like this, people would go crazy.

  2. It makes me feel better that you can't get your red velvet cupcakes red either. And I think the recipe I used called for like 1/3 c. cocoa powder, but other recipes I've looked at only call for like 2 T. I'll try a different one next time.