Aug. 8th, 2010

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1. Wow. I really suck at baking. I've baked 5 times in July using only tried and tested recipes with more than 20 raving comments about the results and 3 times I ended up with a hot mess. Today I tried to make sweet potato cake. A good idea in theory, I followed the recipe exactly but it's always the oven that ruins it all. It looks fine before being put in there. Then the outside is close to burnt and the inside is close to raw. My strawberry pie? It looked like a smoothie.
I have plenty of self-confidence but frankly the idea that I apparently can't follow a simple recipe for a dessert is something I'll have to get used to. Let's face it - in all cases, the common factor is yours truly.
I drowned my sorrows in homemade strawberry ice cream (OMG so good, maybe because OMG no oven, duh). I'm a pretty good cook when it comes to savoury food, too. I don't know why desserts elude me this much.
Tip from me to you: if you want me to bring something to a meet-up, make sure there's no oven involved. I can bring dessert, but it'll be a fruit salad.

Parents are in denial. 'Must have been the recipe.' I wish.


2. I have a new fandom: St Trinians. It's basically anarchy at a boarding school for girls, Roald Dahl-style. Watched the 2007 movie today, it was brill. Also, it's got more femslash potential than D.E.B.S. and the Gryffindor's girls room combined. I have a confession to make: I'm a huge closeted boarding school stories addict. Uniforms and rules and hierarchy and confined spaces and whispers and friendship and more, count me in, in, in. I'd have lost my mind had I gone to one but I'd take any story with the setting.
I'm watching the second movie tonight. Apparently there are good fics for the fandom, I can't wait!

3. I have a fanfic to rec:

Gilmore Girls
Whither (Rory/Paris, Luke, PG) Hilarious. I've never read a fic that gets Paris's voice so well.

And a crazy one as well:

Mortal Kombat: Disney Princesses - It's not crack and it's good, I promise ;)
 

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