Diary of a Rookie Cook
I've never really cooked. I pretty much eat the same way I ate in college, making whatever is fast, cheap, and easy.
But I want to cook. I mean, I really like eating, and cooking is a necessary first step to eating really well. I collect cookbooks, recipes, and cooking appliances, but I don't ever actually take the step of making anything.
So now that I have a proper kitchen I thought I could finally start attempting some of the recipes I've saved on Facebook.
Because they seem much easier than the recipes in the cookbook, frankly.
Recipe #1: Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
Seems simple enough!
Step one, get this enormous loaf of bread and let it sit for a day:
It occurred to me, that if the whole point of "day old bread" was for it to be dry, I probably should have taken it out of the bag. Oh well, I'm sure it will be fine.
I added everything to the big bowl and created something that looks like what peasants eat in medieval movies.
I also "chopped" the pecans by hitting them with my meat hammer while they were still in the bag. Worked great!
Yes, I have a meat hammer. No, I have never actually used it for its intended purpose.
I wasn't able to create the bread pudding lasagna that it recommends. This may be because I chose my pan based on the picture rather than the actual measurements in the recipe.
It tastes delicious. This one is a keeper. Easy enough that even I couldn't mess it up.