We do--we live in our minds. And unless I am utterly alone and bizarre (with...Samuel Johnson for company...) this can make us go a little crazy at times.
But never fear, my fellow imagination-dwellers! During a lecture on Samuel Johnson's Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, one of my favorite professors announced the key to conquering this kind of mild insanity:
Go bake a cake.
We were having a family birthday party anyway, so I found my sister and we made the overwhelmingly delicious Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake. Complete with homemade oreo crust and brownies folded in to the batter! HERE is a link to the original recipe by a better food blogger and a better food photographer than I am.
|Loaded up and ready to take to grandma's house.|
We didn't even add the chocolate ganache--it doesn't need it. And let me tell you, it is RARE that my sister and I taste something and say,
"This doesn't need the ganache."
I'm sure it would be good...but we have been--to our own shock--perfectly content without it.
|Look how scrumptious.|
|Make a wish!|
Now, the family we baked this for is sort of a tough crowd. They don't usually eat the desserts I bring along. (Which leaves my sister and I to eat them. Alone. And they're usually good, too! If...sometimes experimental...but really good!)
But they liked the Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake! A lot!
|Wow, my family liked it!|
|And so did I. :)|
Can you identify with the "I-need-to-do-something-normal-like-baking-and-talk-to-real-people" brand of writer craziness? Or is it just me?
Aaaaand if you have no idea what I'm talking about--baked anything delicious lately? I'm always up for a new recipe.