It’s been a day of kitchen disappointments, or at least frustrations.
Have spent way too much time over the past few days covered in chocolate, working on truffles. You guys better appreciate this 🙂 I hate being covered in chocolate, despite sounding yummy. I don’t like stuff on my skin like that. And the cleanup! oy.
At the kitchen tonight, first thing that went wrong was that only one of my pastry cream/custards set up (Rose’s recipe, of course. Go Rose.) So the Boston Creme Pie is a little… sqooshy. Nothing the freezer can’t fix…
Then, the white chocolate ganache I was going to frost the Strawberry Butter cake with broke. What is it with ganaches breaking lately? Ended up making a double batch of cream cheese frosting and just using that. Which left me scrambling a bit to put together the strawberry tarts (had planned on using the ganache as a base), but I managed. Rose’s banana cream pie reimagined as pielets looks reallllly yummy, though!
Then, re-acquainted myself with the fact that knives are still sharp underwater. (Someone had pitched all of the washing-up gloves, and I couldn’t find more, so I was washing bare-handed.) *sigh*
Time for bed, I think.