Over the years, I have experimented quite a lot in the kitchen.
Sometimes it works, sometimes, well… it is a massive fail!
The only way to learn is to try, and not give up!
I know the frustration of trying to reproduce this amazing cake you saw on Pinterest or this yummy looking savoury tart from Instagram, and ending up with something that could have been made by a 10 years old…
But remember, you will need those failures to learn what to do and what to avoid; and it is not always about the look – some of my worst looking cakes where actually the most delicious one!
Also don’t forget that it is almost impossible to recreate exactly someone else’s recipe (nor should you try), and that most pictures you see on blogs, Pinterest or Instagram have been meticulously staged and improved with apps or softwares.
What is the recipe you always fail and the technique you have never managed to mastered?
Personally, my Genoise never raise enough, I have never successfully achieved a Choux Pastry, I always burn my Caramel and I never let my cakes and mousses rest for long enough because I am too impatient! But one day, I will…Hopefully !
Be patient, get creative and have fun in the kitchen!
Try different recipes, make some changes and get better at it (or not)!
Here is a collection of some of my experiments through the years.
And sorry but no failed recipe pictures here!
Let’s try to be positive and focus on the successes 😉
Chocolate and Raspberry Charlotte Royale
Eggplant, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Tart
Chocolate Genoise Cookie Sandwich with Chocolate Mousse and Roasted Oats
Vanilla Pound Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Praline Mousse, Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Almonds
Vanilla Madeleines, Chocolate Chips Madeleines and Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes