Celebratory cream puffs

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It’s been forever since my last post – but most importantly, it’s been a year since my first blog post. So, as a celebration, I’ve decided to share with you my favorite dessert and a recipe that’s dear to me, as it’s not one I found on the internet, but one given to me by my talented mother. So hang on to your hats, this one comes with exact quantities and instructions and everything!

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Black beauty

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Okay, so because¬†yesterday I cooked some main course dishes, today I decided that it was a good day to get back to baking, my first love. Considering my latest failures in the field, I decided I’ll try something simple. And I figured, what’s simpler than baking a brownie?

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Sunday (clumsy) cooking day

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So today I decided that I was going to cook. Now, I’m a good cook – not to brag or anything, but I’ve learned a lot helping my mom in the kitchen since I was 10 years old, so most of my knowledge and technique comes from her. But lately, I’ve been having a lot of bad luck in the kitchen – this almost never happens to me. Like two weeks ago I tried making an upside down apple cake, a cake I’ve made at least ten times before, but I managed to mess it up somehow. Actually, I tried to make that cake twice. The first time it all went well until I had to make the sponge. So I wanted to use 8 eggs for my sponge and separated the egg whites from the yolks, I began beating them and they never rose. So in my frustration, I threw everything away and tried making the same cake a few nights later. This was a disaster from the beginning: I ruined the melted sugar twice and when the cake finally came out from the oven and it was time to flip it over it all came crumbling down – literally. I think the apples were to big and the sponge just collapsed around them when I flipped it over. Maybe when I’ll make this recipe again and if it actually comes out the way I want it to I will share it with you guys. Until then, let’s talk about what I cooked today.

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