I will learn how to bake.

SPP_4098Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy handed and blasé about it all. So, this is it, I am determined to get this. By the end of the year I will be able to have at least one dish that I can bake well consistently.

So I am starting a review process. Every time I bake, I will photograph it, taste it, review it and correct my mistakes. Here are my notes.

The Attempt: Carrot Cake

https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/c/carrot-pecan-cakewithcreamcheesefrosting.html

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Did I follow the recipe: yes… mostly

Moisture: good

Decoration: I think I did ok

Taste: it was ok…not earth shattering

Notes:

I followed the recipe to the letter when it came to weighing and measuring, but then I didn’t think and used the wrong size cake tin. So, when I put the cake in the oven and baked it for the minimum amount of recommended time, it was a little brunt. I would say it was overcooked by about 10 minutes. That wasn’t enough to ruin the flavour of the cake, but it was enough to make the sides and bottom a little unpleasant. Next time look at the size of the cake tin required and adjust accordingly.

Let me know in the comments what I should bake next.

Until next time.

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