Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Clown Ingredients part 2

I was talking about timing and surprise. I think I left out a very important element: expectation.
Here is the description of the process of making caramel. This was actually a description of the real struggle of this friend of mine, written while it was actually happening. While reading it I can almost smell the kitchen. Its amazing how our minds fill the gaps.

As I will do it around what he wrote.

No I decided otherwise. It would lose its original effect. I think all of us can fill the gaps. It’s better to leave it simple. It's a whole sketch by itself.

Yes, this is the best decision.

Making Caramel

Let’s say Today at 11pm

1- Goes from blonde to BURNT very quickly!
2-And even after you take it off the heat I might add!

I love the smell of burnt sugar in the morning.


11:15pm

3rd try...
OH MY GOD HOW I HATE CARAMEL!

11:18pm

Geez my apartment really stinks now.

11:26pm

If I have to go out at this hour to get more sugar, I'll be one POd baker!

11.27pm

Geez, and the cake isn't even in the oven yet.

Sleep? I LAUGH at sleep!

11:34pm

OK, it's a little on the dark side, but I think the 3rd
time was a charm!

11:35pm

Can you buy caramel candies and melt them in a double boiler?

11:50pm

It's finally in the oven!
I have a double boiler, but recipe said dissolve 1 cup
sugar in 1/4 cup water. Cook until amber color. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream.

Let's see...it's 11:50. Cooks for 50 minutes. That'll bring me to 12:40. Then another hour to cool. Hmmm...1:40.

So the question becomes...

What time do I take an Ambien?


11:32pm

Well, at least it smells good!

12:40am

Wow! That was the first cheesecake I made that didn't crack!
Wow! I can't believe how tired I am!
Wow! I can't believe I can still type!
Ow! I cut my little finger!
How now brown cow?!

I need some sleep.

Next day at 2:42pm

Well, I know people appreciated it,
BUT...
Even though everyone said it was good, I didn't think it
was that good. I think I overcooked it. Not so creamy.

Oh well! I certainly TRIED!

3:55pm


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Enjoy!

Wow....the above looked good!

How's this:

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Three weeks later 4:41pm

Going through the fridge at work today...there was still
a piece in there! Eeeek!

3 comments:

Max Bouillet said...

That is very funny... I have had the burnt smell fill my kitchen, too. My little fire alarm goes off all the time, too. Thanks for the laugh.

kb said...

LOL! OMG! I love your little tribute to armastaja!! So great!

-kb (Pebbles)

Andrea said...

Hi Max! Hi kb!

I think anyone that touches you with their creativity need a tribute!

kb check out Max's poems, I have a link to his blog here, they are wonderful.

This was a tribute to you max :-)

There shouild be a Holiday called: "Tribute to People of Creative Minds"

xoxoxo