i don’t remember why, but something I made a long time ago required some potato flour. so i bought a box. but I only needed a little scoop, and I was stuck with a practically full box of potato flour in my cabinet. after all, how often does one need this stuff?
but I didn’t mind – just look how nicely designed the box is! it’s a kickback to a different era, and it’s not often that I get a bright burst of blue in my cabinets. it’s simplicity is a nice break from the “overdesigned” packaging of other things.
but then I had to move out of my apartment. and so, when moving, one must make a decision about ever single object. not fun, but necessary. so when it came to the turn of the potato flour, I had three options: 1. trash 2. lug it home, and let it sit for a few more years or 3. actually use it.
but what was I going to make…?
lucky me. they have recipes on the side of the box. and i happened to have all the ingredients. and it was super simple. just look at those directions – only 3 sentences. so why bother searching for a recipe when there is one right in front of me?
voila! danish sand cake. and after making it, I know why it’s called sand cake – just like sand, it doesn’t hold up very well. take one bite, no chewing necessary, and this delicate cake just falls apart in y0ur mouth.
ps: the oven is still broken, but i have a large backlog of things to write about :)!