Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bad Baking Mojo.

I had another failure yesterday. I tried to make the Sour Cream Cake with Cocoa Filling from The Simple Art of Perfect Baking. The recipe looked tempting because the cake had a double glaze. Sadly, it broke apart coming out of the pan. I put some in a tupperware and gave the rest away, as it's still perfectly edible and delicious.

I'm not a stupid baker. Usual i'm careful and meticulous. I think my heart hasn't been in my baking the past week; school is really busy and my increased stress seems to have the power to curdle frosting and eviscerate cakes.

While I try to recuperate and take a little time to myself, I'll treat you to an old photo of the Pisto Manchego from Jose Andres's Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America.

Pisto Manchego

There you go.


carmen encinas said...

ñam ñam.....

Melinda said...

Concentrate on your school work as that is most important at this point. Your love and skill for baking will come back when all is right again.
I know how stressful it can be...believe me! I was finishing my dissertation this time 1 year ago and was ready for the looney bin. I don't think I could have made jello!
All the best to you.