TWD #31: “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.”
“A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think my parents would have to agree with Mr. Emerson but they’d probably change “child” to “teenage daughter”.
I did have curls. It was a perm gone very wrong though. We won’t speak of it anymore. ::shuddering at the suppressed memory::
I wouldn’t say I was a bad daughter but I wasn’t exactly a picture of parental perfection either. I know my parents probably thought many times, while I was growing up, that there must be some mistake at the hospital. Somewhere out there was their “real” daughter with aspirations at 5 years old to be a doctor like their son while I was well… clueless about what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Come to think of it. I guess I never grew up b/c I still don’t know what I wanna do. What about a full time blogger/baker who makes 6 figures a year? Is that too much to ask? Can someone point me in the direction of that want ad? HAHA.
But now that I am 20 something-closer-to-30 something I realize more and more that its ok not to know. That’s what life is about, right? Just like my wedding invitation said:
Life is a journey not a destination.
Actually my wedding invitation said “Love” not “Life” but you get the point.
This week the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers are switching it up from cookies to cake. Thank you geebus… I mean Michelle from Bake-En who is our host this week. You can find the original recipe on her blog or you can find it on Serious Eats by Dorie herself.
Not that I have anything against cookies but I am definitely more of a cake/cupcake girl. Its the frosting aspect. Something about sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk combo that makes my tongue tingle. I think my last meal on death row would need to include something with frosting. Slightly morbid but true.
… and on that note. Have some cake! It has dimples… LOL
What I learned this week:
I don’t have cardamom in my spice rack. Who knew?? Obviously I didn’t!
Dimply [Cherry] Cake
(Recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s BFMHTY | photos from me!)
I used cinnamon instead of cardamom
I used the zest of 1 lime instead of orange
I used frozen cherries, thawed and drained, instead of plums
Husband rating: A+
T is kinda the opposite of me. He’s not into really sweet cakes so this was right up his alley. He liked how moist the cake was along with the pops of cherry in each bite.
Wifey rating: A
I wasnt sure if I’d like this cake b/c there was no frosting? It aint cake with no frosting! But I was pleasantly surprised eating a piece for breakfast the next morning. Its a great everyday kind of cake. Even better the next day IMO.
Other rating: A+
T’s dad tried a piece and asked me if I could saran wrap a couple more pieces for him to take home. I have a feeling he liked it, no?
Next week: Creme Brulee page 393
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