I've been looking on and off for hours now, and I'm not completely satisfied with any one recipe, which means I'm going to have to tweak and fiddle. I did find a great recipe for a cardamom mandelbrot, but I do not want to get distracted ... cardamom is a favorite spice of mine, but not to everyone's taste. One year I found a recipe in Bon Appetit for a cardamom cranberry cornbread, and I made it for Thanksgiving. Nobody really liked it except for me. It wasn't that they disliked it ... they just didn't "get it." I love cornbread, and I am always trying to replicate the light, sweet cornbread I used to get at The Spare Rib in Commack, New York. The cardamom version was nothing like The Spare Rib version, of course, but it was so good I could have eaten the whole thing. Come to think of it, I did eat the whole thing. With sweet butter.
Okay, I'm not sure that Jewish baked goods can be described by fractal geometry, unless they contain Romanesco cauliflower, which is highly unlikely. But sitting here having my little mandelbrot fit, I could not resist having a little fun with the Father of Fractal Geometry ... Benoit Mandelbrot. Besides having the coolest name around (even cooler than one of my favorite actors, Mandel Bruce Patinkin) he is best known for describing what is now known as the Mandelbrot set:
Sort of looks like the chocolate dough wrapped inside the vanilla dough in a properly made mandelbrot. Absolute genius!
At the other end of the spectrum from genius comes some of today's headlines:
Gov. Scott's attorney admits giving inaccurate figures arguing against high speed rail money
Nic Cage -- Taunted Police Into Arresting Him
Trump's Strength in Early Presidential Polls Defies Conventional Wisdom
Back to the genius side of things: My good friend Mark is posting a one-time opportunity for all his blogging friends - and trust me, he's got friends all over the world with a variety of interests - to check each other's blogs out, network, and just say "hi!". A terrific way to widen one's horizons and get a little free publicity as well ... thank you Mark! I highly recommend you check out Mark's blog here.