Scratchie\’s World

School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….

Charged Breakfast…

Well yesterday morning wifey and I got up and realized that there was absolutely no bread in the house so we decided to make fried dumplings (johnny cakes). Now, we have never successfully managed to create fried dumplings that are easy on the mouth but today we decided to give it our best shot. Wifey made the dough mix…flour, salt, baking powder…no problem. She turned over the dough to me for rolling into those little round shapes that would become our breakfast.

We decided that since past experiences were still evident we would deep-fry the dumplings. Seven or so went into the pot of extremely hot oil. Five (5) minutes later the dumplings are still not their expected  colour so leave them on for a few more minutes.

All of a sudden explosions are heard. Scratchie dives for cover pulling down wifey with him (well not quite so dramatic but you get the idea) 😀 Really though all of a sudden there are explosions and dumplings are flying out of the pot taking oil with them and sadly we lost four…no not people, dumplings.

Apparently air pockets built up in the shell which had gotten hard and subsequently went boom. dwl.  The Taller One advocates that we find a way to have timed explosions and sell our findings to the military as a personal attack weapon. 😀

As for breakfast, well we had to let them cool then we broke out the jackhammers to break through the outer shell. Not quite…despite a tough exterior the dumplings made for a great breakfast with some bacon and fruit juice. I can tell you however, that we certainly won’t be marketing them anytime soon. Had to ask wifey if she had put any gunpowder or something in the dumpling dough though. Another novel idea is to just simply throw them at people. They could cause serious concussion. 😀 All the drama made for an entertaining morning.

Moral of the story, Don’t let HR officers and teachers into the kitchen to fry dumplings.   


November 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 Comments