Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Misadventures in cookings!

It has been a while since my last post. Sorry, life has been a little hectic lately. A lot has been going on.

There was the start of school. Work always take a big chunk out of my life. There was also the trip to Vegas. Parties, meetings, get-togethers, and so on, and so forth. Another confession: I hadn't been doing a lot of inspiring cooking lately. Most days, it was just throwing a bunch of stuff together and hoped it turned into something edible.

There were a couple of days I went out of my way to actually make something that is not stir-fry and rice.

On my dad's birthday, I made a no-bake cake. It consisted of ricotta cheese, semi-sweet baking chocalate, chocolate wafers, and lots of sugar. I think I'm missing a couple other ingredients, but it was a month or so ago. It turned out okay. I did not like working in a kitchen where I don't have all I need. The ricotta cheese was not blended enough, and the chocolate didn't work well with the cheese. There wasn't enough sugar in the cake. So, I made a strawberry-jelly thing to add a little more sweetness to the dish. Over all though, everyone says they like it. So, I guess, that's all that really counts.

To kill my ego, here's a picture of a decent cake. It's called a Miroir from a great bakery/cafe called Cafe Blanc. They have the greatest little cakes and such. They also have great gelato. Every order of cakes comes with a small pairing of gelato. This is a large version of the individual version they sell.