“맛있어.”

Since I’m leaving soon, I’m trying to use up as much food as I can, including a slew of baking supplies I’ve acquired, some of which has already expired (coconut flakes) or will soon.

Last night I made some bread. I found a basic quick bread recipe and then changed it.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a standard sized bread pan.

1 1/2 C flour, 1/4 C coconut flakes, 1/4 C left over musli cereal with raisins and nuts and stuff in it (was 2 C flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix dry ingreds together in a bowl or a very large mixing cup.

1/2 C butter, softened (I have no idea how much I used…I can’t figure out Korean butter sizes)
1/2 C sugar and 1/4 C maple syrup (or honey or molasses) (was 3/4 C sugar)
1 egg (was 2 eggs)
1 C milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar (was 1 C buttermilk)

In another bowl, cream butter and sugar together, add syrup and blend, add egg and milk and mix well.

Put dry ingreds into wet, mix until just mixed.

A large handful of leftover dried cherries, soaked in boiling water for about ten mins (not in original recipe)
A large handful of mini chocolate chips (not in original recipe)

Gently fold in cherries and chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 55-65 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for about ten minutes, turn onto plate and let cool about 30 mins, then slice.

The batter was runny, much runnier than I’m used to, but I didn’t want to add any more flour. I’m glad I didn’t. It turned out perfectly; it was delicious.

Good Man even said so. “맛있어…”

Usually I substitute whole wheat flour for part of the all-purpose, but this time I used (basically) rolled oats for part of it and coconut for the other part. I was really pleased with the rolled oats, because I couldn’t taste them or sense them in the texture. I will definitely do that substitution again.

금강
I went to class tonight, even though my co-teacher told me she could “see fever” in my eyes.

I got there before 8 (a miracle) and greeted Master. Master asked if I was sick and I said yes. He asked why. I threw up my arms. “몰라요! 하지만 토요일부터 쉬도 있어요, 왜냐하면…그럼, 시간이 많이 없어요, 미국에서 집이 없어요. 일이 없어요. 기수는 비주가 아직도 없어요. 아이고! 스트레스 많이 있어요!” I don’t know! I’ve been resting since Saturday, but… Well, because I don’t have much time, I don’t have a house in America. I don’t have a job. [Good Man] doesn’t have a visa yet. Oh God! I am very stressed.

I noticed Master was sniffling. I noticed Sabumnim the Man sitting on the couch, sipping tea. “그리고 관장민과 사범님이 아파요! 앗! 우리는 불쌍해…” I muttered to myself. And then Master and Sabumnim are sick. Oh! We are pathetic…

Master laughed and Sabumnim the Man smiled. I looked at Sabumnim the Man and knowing that what I was saying probably wouldn’t be correct, but he’d understand anyhow, said, “오늘 품세 주세요. Today please give me poomse.

My hour of class went well. I seem to have gotten the basic form of Geumgang memorized, so now it’s a matter of actually learning the form.