Monday, April 26, 2010

When you give a girl a cookbook ....

...She will ask for another cookbook. And then she will make a lot of food that doesn't look quite like it was supposed to, and then she will vow never to cook again.

The chocolate-chile cake tasted fine, but there was a bit of a ... layered thing going on. Here's a nice picture where you can't see that.

The coconut meringues were a bit too big, took longer to cook and are still a tad soft. But hey, meringues is meringues. Still good.
Forgot to take a picture of the paella. The shrimp and scallops were wonderfully tender; the whole thing needed a little salt, and the chicken wings didn't cook through, but it took less doctoring than the flan. I don't know who had the bright idea to make caramel with water, but it ... doesn't work splendidly well. At least not when you follow the directions. I now have Flan Topped With Crunchy Sugar Wafer instead of Flan Topped With Caramel, but ah, c'est la vie.

Today: Wash dishes.

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