Friday, April 9, 2010
Initially I didn't even want to try...I mean...the toughest recipe I have ever tried involved pork chops. Pork chops that even the dog refused to eat. That does NOT bode well for a recipe involving ganache, whatever that is.
But Matt specifically requested THIS particular cake, and since I knew that this was not going to be one of the best birthdays (due to our basement living), I wanted to at least give it a try. So I spread out my ingredients, opened my laptop, and away we went!
Problem 1: Egg whites refusing to "form stiff white peaks". After beating them for 20 minutes my mom instructs me to give up and try again.
Problem 2: Eggs white still being unruly. Decide to use them anyway. Went through all 18 eggs.
Thats right...a cup of coffee grounds...my family has begun to call me Amelia Bedelia. Oh dear.
I also needed two eggs for this recipe but...oops! I already used all the eggs...so I used leftover yolks...that's okay right? RIGHT?
Next year he is getting Oreos. With a cup of milk if I'm feeling ambitious.