I love being in the kitchen (and not just at party’s – sorry I had to!) and I love baking and cooking. I spend hours pouring over cookery books and tearing recipes from magazines, planning my next meal or – even better – my next desert. Unfortunately, not everything I make turns our exactly as planned.
In my family, it was a running joke that if it looked good it would likely taste awful but if it looked awful, then it would likely taste great. Slowly but surely, though, I think I’m getting there and – over the last year – I’ve noticed that what I make is starting to look more like what is on the page.
Mine, unfortunately, is half the height – but I did use half the ingredients as I didn’t need to serve 12, just five people (and one of them is technically a half as she’s seven). Not dad though I didn’t think.
The next one for soup, I chose the roasted onion option vs. the ham and tomato twists. It’s all a bit too blurry that’s to my messing with too many options on my photo-editing software so lesson learned there.
This is the closest I’ve got to my food looking like the receipt – Mary Berry’s Apple and Raspberry Muffins. I was rather proud of these.
Of course, things don’t always go to plan…
Not only did this not look anything like the picture, it didn’t taste anywhere near as good as I’d hoped either.
Still, I’m getting there. Now that I’ve started to blog my recipes I’ve decided not only do they need to look good, they need to photograph well. That’s the bit I struggle with if I’m honest – I think I need more “bits” to put in my photos vs. just plonking whatever I’ve made in a bowl or on a plate. I know there’s more to it than that and I feel a google coming on but anything anyone out there can say to help me on my way would be gratefully appreciated. In the meantime, it’s back to the kitchen for me…