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Cooking Disasters…I mean Desserts

I’ve never been a good cook. My mum says I have no patiences for it. A good example would be the lemon and yogurt cake I tried to make sunday. The recipe said I needed to whisk the egg whites to a soft peak. I mean how can you whisk egg whites to a soft peak? So I tipped them into the mixture, which didn’t look very good and started to mix, it really didn’t look good. Anyway I finally got to the end, waited the correct amount of time before taking out the cake. It looked okay, didn’t taste terrible but it didn’t taste great either.
So we get to this morning, I thought since it’s just me and the boy this morning I’d try making the cake again…famous last words.

At the moment it’s in the oven, I have no idea how this is going to turn out.

My first attempt, and yes I did say first, was looking good, until I realised that I was making it with icing sugar not castor sugar like I was supposed to be. So that ended up in the bin. I wasted the yogurt, because I’d already put that in, and three eggs.

So I start again, under the impression if at first you don’t succeed, buy it. Well I didn’t, I found the correct ingredients and got back to work. It’s the second attempt that’s in the oven as I type this. I had to improvise, which will probably be the words carved into my tombstone.

There wasn’t enough castor sugar, it’s supposed to have 11oz, it got 7oz. I didn’t have anymore greek style yogurt, so I used 3 of nathan’s yogurts. Now because I’ve had to downside the ingredients I used 2 eggs, instead of 3. I remembered to whisk the egg whites, and I’m pretty sure I got that bit right. I didn’t have any lemon zest, so I missed that bit out but I have lemon juice which can be added to the icing. Which will, hopefully, help make this taste like something, rather than bland.

Please cross your fingers for me, I’ll probably take a picture of this latest attempt at dessert making.

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Searching For Michael #1 in the ‘A Difficult Decision’ series

Rachel Valentine was eleven when her brother walked out of their family home and never came back. Five years later, whilst watching TV she sees her brother’s face in the crowd. Locked away at a convent, where her parents think she can’t get into any trouble, Rachel plots her escape, determined to find her brother. What else is a sister to do?

Alone in London, she discovers that the search for her brother is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Then she meets a man who says he can help her, but is he just someone else with plans of his own for her? Something strange is going on and if Rachel’s not careful, they’ll be adding her name to the steadily growing list of missing persons

No Nook or Kindle

http://www.omnilit.com/product-searchingformichael-521450-234.html

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R1Q4S0?ie=UTF8&ref=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1

Nook

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Searching-for-Michael/Ella-Grey/e/2940012182418/?itm=6&USRI=ella+grey

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Blog Envy

I hate coming up with post titles. The thing is, you try to come up with something witty. Some thing that will entice people to come and read your blog. Some thing that says; hey, I’m a cool, hip person and you should really listen to what I have to say.
This is all bollocks, it doesn’t really matter what’s in the title. If the blog is boring, well, it’s just boring.

In all honestly, I have serious blog envy. There are maybe four or five people whose blog I read almost religious. I’m usually reading their when I should be writing my own. So this blog is going to point you guys in the right direction to some pretty awesome people.

1. The almost imfamous Sean Hayden, this guy is a supremely talented writer and seeks to take over the world and gain some minions. I’m saying we should all just go with it. He’s seriously better than the people in charge.

http://www.seanhayden.org

2. Rusty Fischer is the nicest guy that you’ll ever meet. He’s the writer who introduced me to zombies as being something more than ‘I want to eat your brains’. If you haven’t checked out Ushers Inc, which doesn’t have anything to do with zombies, go check it out now. Go on, I’ll wait.

http://www.zombiesdontblog.blogspot.com

Everyone back? Good let’s continue.

3. Kana Tyler, I’ve spoken to her a few times and she’s really friendly and totally kick arse. When you read her blog, which is a really honest peek into her life, you can see her strength. She’s gone through a lot and I always read her blog.

http://www.kanatyler.com

4. I used to work with KpopKimi-Chan, a very long time ago in a very small bar. She’s a little different from the others in this post. She’s a writer, but as far as I know it’s mostly non fiction and about her favorite subject, which is all things Korean. She’s also a talented cosplayer, making and designing her own costumes, drawing and painting. I wish I had half her talent. She can be found at, http://www.koreancandy.com

There any many more, and maybe when I have more time I’ll dedicate more of my posts on the awesome bloggers I read.