I decided to dig into my cookbook collection this week. One my best finds was at Goodwill, a 2021 cookbook by Molly Baz called Cook This Book: Techniques that Teach and Recipes to Repeat. It was a 20$ cookbook that I got for 3$. I really like this book, because Molly has a very irreverent and fun style of writing. This cookbook seems geared towards Gen Z types who live on Insta and so forth. Regardless, I like her tone of voice, and the QR codes that take you to short YouTube videos on certain techniques. This was the first recipe I tried from her book, and I've got to say, it was somewhat disappointing. Super tasty, though, but it needed tweeking.
Following a recipe to the letter doesn't necessarily mean it will turn out like you expect. That's a good lesson to learn when cooking. Hubs and I talked it over, and together, came up with some ideas to make this better. To be fair, Molly Baz's recipe was fine, it just wasn't our thing. So, stay tuned for our thing.
I just wanted you to know that I'm not perfect by any stretch, and her recipe wasn't bad, it was just not US/ME. I look at this as a stretch in my cooking journey, because I'm learning what pleases my palate, and have ideas about how to make that happen. I'm not counting this as a fail, but more like an incubator for ideas. I'm looking forward to tweeking this to our taste, and will share THAT recipe with you when I get it where I want to be.