Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking.
How gorgeous is this picture? I want to be her, and have this be my kitchen!
She looks more like she is concocting a recipe than scared her food processor will eat her though.
Julia Child said, “I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then I just ate.”
I’m trying to learn to cook. It has to be done. Woman can’t live off pasta and frozen pizza alone. I’m going to try new ingredients like tofu, I already tried mushrooms! There will be trauma. There may be small fires. In the end, it will be worth it! Don’t be expecting the art of French Cooking- I ain’t de-boning no duck! I will start slow; learn to walk before I give myself food poisoning so to speak.
Sweet Potato Gnochi
I mostly followed Kath’s recipe in that I baked the potatoes first, instead of boiling them. I was making cookies at the same time so it made sense (check me out- kitchen goddess is what they’ll call me)
Then I mashed them up with an egg and some seasonings. This part was tricky as I don’t have a potato mashing utensil.
Next I stirred in a shed load of flour. Seriously kept going and going with the flour. I think my potatoes were too big, I should have weighed them.
This is where I switched to Kristin’s recipe and froze them before boiling them. I spread them onto baking sheets and froze for 20 minutes before putting into freezer bags.
Before eating I removed them from the freezer, popped them into a boiling pan of water and waited till they floated to the top before putting them into a frying pan with oil and garlic. Gorgeous! Seriously these might be the nicest things I have ever made.
Some of them decided to stick together in the fight for life and were not able to be eaten. Maybe I didn’t freeze them for long enough before putting into bags. I am now so glad I have a freezer full of those little balls of doughy deliciousness. The frying makes them a little crunchy on the outside and then beautifully squidgy on the inside.
Stay tuned for more attempts at gaining the title:
Queen of the Kitchen
P.s. do you love my new header? Took me ages that did 🙂