You ever have one of those days when you wake up at 3 a.m.? I mean, like, wake up with your eyes wide and your engines rarin to go.
That was me today. I sprung out of bed at 3, took a shower and was at the bakery, with a pan of Bananas Foster Bread Pudding in the oven, by 4. No alarm, no caffeine. And to think that I didnt go to bed until after the 11 oclock news and even then it was an odd, beer-haze sleep! Its just weird how those things happen.
Sadly, there wasnt a new recipe swirling in my head – thats usually what wakes me up.
Ill never forget this one morning – I woke up in my bedroom at 3:42 (yes, I remember the time) and I had the recipe for Double Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookie Cupcakes. Yeah, try saying that as you rub sleep still in your eyes.
I immediately went into the kitchen – I didnt even bother changing out of my Vera Bradley PJ pants – and started sifting flour and creaming butter. When my dad woke up for work an hour so later, he was greeted by the overwhelming aroma of coconut and chocolate.
Im sure my 2-pot-of-coffee-a-day dad would have never admitted it but I think that was the best part of waking up that morning. Sorry, Folgers. (The coffee did pair well with the cookie cupcakes we ate for breakfast.)