Monday, August 9, 2010
(Cue stabbing music from the Psycho soundtrack.)
I don't know what happened. They just EXPLODED in the oven.
"I think it was the baking soda," said my son. "That's what makes science experiment volcanoes explode."
He just might be right. I was laughing too hard to answer him.
"How can you laugh at something like this?" he asked. "It was a total fail!"
"Because it's funny!" I squawked, and laughed all the harder.
Margot Fonteyn was right: "The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous."
There are some recipes that continue to elude me. Chocolate chip cookies like the ones sold in David's Cookies shops in New York before they all closed. Perfect parmesan-truffle fries. Great pan de sal and salsa monja, two favorites from home. And dark chocolate-raspberry cupcakes like the ones I had at a friend's wedding.
But I won't give up. Better luck next time!