Friday, February 26, 2010

Tiramisu used to scare me.

I used to live in fear. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Fear of feeling out of place. I was scared of so many things that I contained myself in a room and focused on school, because it was a task that I knew that I could accomplish. I was great at that. I knew that as long as I studied and completed my homework, I would do well. Failure wasn't possible.

When I first started dealing with my phobia of "fear." It was difficult. I found myself rationalizing why I shouldn't do something, because I might mess up. It was hard going against it, but I'm glad I did. There are so many things to try and obstacles to overcome.

Tiramisu, Version 1.0

Tiramisu used to be part of the problem. I was scared of wasting ingredients. I finally decided to tackle the fearsome cake that needed expensive mascarpone cheese. Everything was going well until I encountered the filling. Oh my...I royally messed up the cheese. It became grainy.  

Lesson of the day: Don't beat mascarpone, it will destroy the creamy texture.
Other than that, the tiramisu's flavor profile was superb. Next time, I will dominate the CHEESE FILLING!!!

 Close up of the poorly made mascarpone filling.


  1. my oh my! you have improved immensely!

    LMAOLMAOLMAO. i sound so fake.

    but man! i used to think that this was the bomb!! but after seeing your 'tiramisu 2nd edition'... um..."yeah."

    :( i want more of YOUR tiramisu<3 i think yours is the best one out there-- no lie.

  2. Every time I see this makes me a bit sick....the texture looks like barf. hahhaha.

    When should I make tiramisu again? Your graduation "cake"?



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