Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1155 - "Giggety In A Pan"
Hello and welcome to Ungood Art Day on JSVB. Ungood Art is a collection of projects that I have attempted that started out well and then for whatever reason failed, and sometimes that failure is spectacular. Ungood Art Day is the 13th of every month on JSVB.
I like to cook, and generally I'm pretty good at it. Every once in a while, though, a dish goes awry. For the first time, I'm including a finished dessert as Ungood Art.
What I wanted to do was try a variation on the popular "Sex In A Pan" dessert, so named that way because the dessert is at least as good as sex. What I got was more like a rampaging bacchanalia in a pan.
Cooling the dessert turned out to be its undoing. I guess there were liquid-y parts trapped under pressure between the solid chocolate layers. Cutting the thing into squares turned out to be impossible. The servings came out in awkward chunks.
The worst part, though, was that putting a knife into the dessert caused a fair amount of milky fluid to erupt from the sides of the thing and spatter all over the top.
"Seamy," commented one of my friends, choosing the precise word to describe the gooey discharge.
Then, as you can see in the picture, a flood of white secretion oozed out from the bottom of the dessert.
Look, the whole confection tasted great. It's one of the best tasting desserts I have ever made. But presentation counts for high marks in the culinary arts. A few of my friends refused to eat it based on its... seaminess... and the one most squeamish refused to be in the same room as the pan. Thank goodness for my brother-in-law who unselfishly took the remains and finished them off in the comfort of his own bachelor pad. Giggety, giggety... giggety goo.