Whenever I meet someone, and they ask me what I enjoy doing, I tell them that, besides my other pastimes, I am a enthusiastic cook and baker, they often reply: 'how lucky your family is'......... I am not so sure about that..... I don't think 'lucky' is the right word.
In today's post unfortunate and sticky are much more appropriate. I think I may have already told you, but to improve my baking skills, I did a patisserie course recently. I took some memorable bakes home, like shoe buns, a brioche, chocolate florentines and a hazelnut meringue pie, but the delicacy that will forever be 'stuck in our heads', is the nougat I made.
I have to say that it looked really good, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with the taste (lots of nuts and blueberries inside), but what I hadn't foreseen was that it would be so incredibly sticky. I didn't dare eat it, afraid one of my crowns would end up in there. I decided to just leave it on the kitchen table.
When I came home from choir rehearsal later that evening, I was met by my youngest daughter. She was mildly upset, but on the verge of laughter as well, as one can sometimes be. When trying to take a bite of one of the nougat cubes, it got stuck on her lips. You can probably guess what happened. When she tried to remove the nougat, she pulled part of the top layers of her lips with it....
I cannot tell you how horrible I felt.....My daughter is ok now, so please don't worry, but no more home made nougat for me and no recipe for you. Sorry!
Have a fun week!
* Thank you for you comments on last weeks post! They made me realise what a sissy I am. You are all much braver :-)