Good morning campers and welcome to another exciting account of cooking with Freddy. This week’s post is somewhat somber and much unexpected. This journey through the kitchen is just like any journey one must take and like all voyages sometimes they take unforeseen turn. What started out as a cake turned into something smaller and very portable. The poor cake never stood a chance.
I have been wanting to bake a cake for a while when I came across the recipe for a crepe cake. It looked delicious and I love crepes so it seemed like a no brainer. So I rushed to make the batter for the delicious crepes followed by the scrumptious frosting. It needed a day to set in the fridge so when I got home from work the next day I could not contain my excitement to get started on this 20 layer masterpiece. As I did my final pre baking checks I noticed that I misread the recipe and I needed more heavy whipping cream than I had. Here is where my journey hit the fork in the road and I had a monumental decision to make, do I go to the store to buy it or do I wait. This is when I made the mistake of saying “I’m too tired, I will go shopping tomorrow” Tomorrow became the next day and before I knew it here we are on this cake less Thursday / Friday. This led to two important lessons 1 Make sure that you have all the necessary ingredients before you start a recipe; and the second is never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
To get me over this oversight I took to baking something sweet and delicious to forget about the cake that wasn’t but I did not know what to make. When in doubt I follow the advice to bake what is in your heart. Being that I let the sands of time slip through my fingers I decided to bake something that was golden brown or tan in color. I was thinking and thinking going through several websites and recipe books when at last I found it. I decided to make blondies. Taking some macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, I chopped them up and threw them in to this quick sand looking mix.
Just like our plans and goals, by themselves the nuts and chocolate will make a mess, but when executed at the correct time everything seems to come together and fall into place. Time can make sense of even the most chaotic situations.
After waiting many agonizing minutes for it to bake and to cool down my treats were ready to enjoy. The lesson that I learned here is that even a mistake can taste really good. I did not have the cake, but I was able to party with the blondies.
We even had a surprise guest, last week’s stars, the brownies.
Over all it was a fun party and don’t worry my faithful readers, the cake will make an appearance in a later post and it will be an extremely grand entrance at that.
As one can see that even though it was unexpected there is still the silver lining in the clouds. Though unforeseen it still leads to a new destination with unforgettable experiences and some sweet lasting lessons. Please feel free to leave any comments that you may have. Thank you everyone for taking this short and thought provoking detour with me and always remember to never stop learning and to always stay hungry.