When you’re trying out a new recipe for the first time, do you ever get apprehensive that it won’t work out?
I certainly do. That’s why I usually stick with one of my mother’s tried-and-true dessert recipes.
I worry that if I bake a dessert I’ve never attempted before, I’m bound to mess it up. I fear that I’ll disappoint the people I serve it to, and tongues will wag.
As I walk by, people will whisper, “There’s that woman who serves fallen soufflés!”
Or, “Isn’t she the one who bakes cookies that are as hard as hockey pucks?”
In the worst-case scenario of my imagination, my baking debacle will be so embarrassing that I’d have to leave town.
With some recipes, however, you really can’t go wrong, even if you’ve never tried them before.
Brownies, for instance.Read more