Do you remember your teacher saying: “Read the instructions carefully before beginning your exam?” Well, I remember that. And I try to heed that advice when assembling complicated items like electronics and other computer-y kinds of things. But when it comes to recipes, I’m supposed to know what I’m doing. Today, I made an assumption, and you know what they say about ass-umptions.
Pavlova was on the menu today. It’s a scrumptiously sweet and chewy meringue desert. My mistake was not noticing the big Cº next to the baking temperature. It was a European recipe. While I know a Pavlova is supposed to be baked at a low temperature, I should have known that the 150º was perhaps a little too low. When baking, it’s a pretty good idea to do more than just glance at the recipe. Like I said… ass-uming… can get you into trouble.
So here is my latest and greatest culinary iPhone App recommendation: MeasuresLite. It converts more than just temperatures: distances, weights, etc. Check it out. It’s free and right at your fingertips.
Make a note: 150ºC equals 301.99999285ºF!
I’ll have the perfect Pavlova ready for viewing at www.ThePatricianPalette.com.