Thursday, December 10, 2009

On Being Obsessed

So for the past few days I've been kind of obsessed with Julia Child.
This of course is thanks to the movie Julie & Julia, which I love, love, loved.

I've been getting very little sleep lately. A friend of mine told me it's my body's way of getting ready for baby. It kind of makes sense cause I only get about 2 hours of sleep every few hours. Anyway, in today's morning haze I decided I was going to make one of Child's recipes I had come across here

So I drove my pregnant self to the grocery store this morning to pick up a couple of ingredients I was missing. And I got very tired after about, oh, 20 minutes of waddling. I was appalled to see how expensive cherries are (about $10 a pound). So yeah, fuck that. I ended up buying a frozen bag of mixed berries instead.

Its pretty. See?

I'm kind of a disaster when it comes to baking, especially dessert. For instance, I decided a tablespoon is actually a teaspoon of vanilla. And I forgot to sprinkle sugar on top of the berries, so I ended up sprinkling it on top of the whole thing. Ooopssiieess.

Anyway, I also kinda thought the mixture was too watery:

This is what it looked like half-way through, when I added the berries and the mixture:

It looks like maybe the batter isn't enough to cover the strawberries

Then again, I'm new at this whole making dessert thing.

Anyway, I'll let you know how it turns out.


The Caustic Critic said...

I will have to send you some of my dessert recipes--most of them are not even close to this complicated. (One is almost entirely composed of cream-cheese and cheesecake flavored pudding).

Some girl said...

Yes please! Send them over. I made your biscuits the other day...YUM

The Caustic Critic said...

Please send addresses (both physical and e) and I will be happy to oblige you with enough recipes to keep you busy for ages.

I also highly recommend and for some good recipes.