Despite the title of this post, I am still PRIMAL! I slipped a bit yesterday, admittedly. I participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon, which always involves lots of unhealthy behavior. I did pretty good except for I caved in to stress and my frustration with bad service at our supper joint and ate quite a few handfuls of popcorn. I also drank more Bud Light than is good for me. It didn’t even taste good, but, you know how it is at stuff like that.
Anyway, today I am back on the wagon. Timmy Tee made me a delicious primal breakfast of bacon, eggs, and avocado. For lunch I had a delicious curry from Exotic Thai – full of eggplant, basil, green pepper, and pork. So tasty.
I’ve been browning some bananas for a week in anticipation of making this amazing-sounding recipe: Love You Long Time Chocolate Cupcakes. I finally got them made this afternoon. I ignored the instructions to use cupcake liners. In my experience, the cake always sticks to the liners, so you end up picking cake off of paper. It was not a good idea to ignore those instructions in this instance, however.
I don’t know if you’ve ever cooked with coconut oil. Well, I have. Twice. Both times the results tasted good but were incredibly, well, moist? Greasy? The oil is just so oily! The cupcakes looked awesome from the top, but when I turned over the muffin tin to dump out the cakes, only the top 2/3rds came out. They didn’t have enough adhesiveness to stick together, and when I picked up the tops, you could tell that they wanted to fall apart into cakey goo so bad.
I popped them in the fridge while I made the dark chocolate chip & coconut milk ganache. Then I proceeded to further mangle the cupcakes by trying to dip the tops in the ganache. it was a rather messy affair to say the least. Once ganached, I stuck the cupcakes in the freezer. Hopefully they will firm up in there. I love cold chocolate, too, so I think these might turn out to be pretty tasty. The bits I scraped out of the bottom of the muffin tin were pretty damn tasty, at least.
Here is a photo of my sad, little cakes.