Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sometimes life is stressful and so I focus energy on using my hands in cooking and baking. It comes with the added benefit of producing something tasty and all the endorphins and goodness that comes from satisfied taste buds. This has been a rough three months. Dissertation proposal writing and the recovery afterwards is no joke. To reward myself in the quiet that comes between submitting document edits I made myself this birthday cake. This complicated pistachio cake with a honey butter cream icing. Ten dollars in crushed pistachios, and a frosting made by boiling cream, sugar, and flour on the stove.
I think, in the end, it is too sweet. So half goes to work, and the other will stay at home to be slowly picked at over the weekend. Slowly, but probably still faster than progress on my dissertation.