Well, I have an equally impressive gift. Every dessert I touch turns to crap.
I've never been a great dessert-maker. I can work my way around a savory dish, no problem, but desserts have always baffled me. They just never turn out right for me, the way they do for other people. I mean, you remember the cake that broke in half, right?
Happyyyy birthdayyy Maaaatt.
Well, on Friday, I decided I wanted a brownie. And my options were: drive five minutes to Starbucks and pay $2.95 for a single brownie, or stay in my kitchen and spend zero dollars for an entire pan of brownies.
(Like that was a hard decision.)
Except that apparently I didn't beat the eggs well enough, because the finished brownies had some eggy bits in them. Like, chunks that still looked and tasted like eggs.
Didn't stop us from plowing through them, though.
Last week at church, one of the ladies asked Matt if we would bring the refreshments for the Welcome Center for yesterday's service. Usually people will bring doughnuts or kolaches, but it's not unusual for there to be homemade goodies, like brownies or cakes, sitting on the counter. So Matt suggested that I make something since we're trying not to spend a lot of money. I decided I wanted to make these amazing-looking cookie dough truffles.
Yeah. Mine didn't turn out anything like that. I mean, they tasted as awesome as you'd expect cookie dough dipped in chocolate to be. But they're weren't pretty or appetizing-looking AT ALL. And I TRIED.
I totally know what happened, too. The dough started melting into the chocolate, and then the chocolate got all thick and wouldn't spread right.
You'd think that wearing an adorable apron would automatically turn one into a domestic goddess.
The good news is that everyone thought they were delicious despite appearances, and the truffles got gobbled up in record time, and now some of the other ladies are expecting me to post the recipe in our church's newsletter, which I put together every month. So ... win? (Definite win: now maybe more people will read the newsletter, ha!)
What's something that you've tried and tried to be good at, but just can't seem to get the hang of? Come on, people, I need some commiseration. :)