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.
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.
OH MY GOD HOW I HATE CARAMEL!
Geez my apartment really stinks now.
If I have to go out at this hour to get more sugar, I'll be one POd baker!
Geez, and the cake isn't even in the oven yet.
Sleep? I LAUGH at sleep!
OK, it's a little on the dark side, but I think the 3rd
time was a charm!
Can you buy caramel candies and melt them in a double boiler?
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?
Well, at least it smells good!
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,
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!
Wow....the above looked good!
Three weeks later 4:41pm
Going through the fridge at work today...there was still
a piece in there! Eeeek!