Aug 19 2009
Everyone who commented about their favorite dessert receives a copy of my Bistro Treats ebook. It’s given me some great ideas for desserts to post about in the near future: cheesecake and some sort of apple pie should be appearing soon. And someday, someday a pineapple upside down cake will be on the menu.
Apples have already made their way to our local farmers’ markets, and the experimenting has begun. If I hadn’t been in such a foul mood last week after a failed batch of caramel – you all would be seeing an apple dessert this week. Oh well, in due time. Lesson learned: sometimes, it’s just best to go with what works. I’ve tried two new recipes for caramel over the past month, and both failed, but the worst failure by far was the first: the caramel burned my saucepan beyond recognition, and my home smelled of burned sugar for three days. Caramel and I have always gotten along so well, so it was a bit difficult at first to accept that I’d royally screwed up!
But there was a silver lining – that pan wasn’t in such great shape anymore anyway, so now I’m forced to get a new one.