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.

3 comments:

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 http://shesinthekitchen.blogspot.com/ and http://www.sassyradish.com/ for some good recipes.