Feb 15, 2011

Some Things Don't Always Turn Out Right

But they can still be good.

Take, for instance, my recent tiramisu fail. My sister asked me to make tiramisu for her and I happily agreed.

She, and some friends, were going to eat it on Friday and it needs to set 48 hours before it's really good. So I needed to make it Wednesday. We had plans that evening and I hate feeling rushed. I came up with a plan. I went to the store Tuesday and got all the ingredients so I could start on it first thing Wednesday morning and have it finished by 2pm.

Everything was going according to plan. I made the mascarpone filling, whipped the cream and brewed some espresso. All was good.

Then I started layering it.

Lady fingers. Espresso. Mascarpone filling. Whipped cream. Mascarpone filling.

Hmm, something didn't look right. It looked a little goopey. Why were there so many lady fingers left? Oh, stink. I had forgot to put the second layer of espresso-drizzled lady fingers down.

At that point I kind of wanted to call it quits. I wanted to call my sister and tell her I failed. I wanted to hurl the bad batch out down the drain. (dramatic much) But, I regrouped and headed back to the store.

The second one came together pretty quickly and I didn't hurl the bad one down the drain. I stuck it in the refrigerator in hopes that it might still be good. I mean, it's mascarpone, whipped cream and lady fingers. How bad could it be?

Not bad at all. It may not look good, but it still tasted good.

I had a good plan. I think my subconscious sabotaged it. I was bummed that I wouldn't get to eat any of the tiramisu I was making for her and then I ended up with an entire 9x11 pan of goopey goodness!


  1. I loooove tirimisu! I will have to try this. Have you tried to make a half batch of it? I made your cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast and they were wonderful!

  2. That is way too funny and good way to one just for you. Enjoy

  3. That happens to me all the time!! It still looks very good though, I would eat it!


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