The newly bought recipe book titled “Baking for beginners placed on the bookshelf attracted my attention. The glossy pictures and the easy to bake instructions made baking look like a child’s play. Having a sweet tooth, I decided this would be a good investment to learn the art of baking and its finer nuances. Dreaming of becoming a great master chef in due course, I walked back home, proud of my purchase.
The very next day I shortlisted on a simple Vanilla sponge cake to bake. I earnestly started getting the ingredients ready. At that point the doorbell rang. I answered it and came back a few minutes later and continued with the recipe. Once done, I put the batter in the oven and waited. I was lost in the anticipation of all the adulation I would garner for my maiden attempt at baking. The bell on the timer rang , jolting me out of my reverie. I rushed to take out my masterpiece from the oven. I was shocked to see the disastrous result that came out. It was an absolute flop show. The cake had simply sunk into a hollow and cracked badly. Totally disappointed with my effort I checked the recipe book again, only to realise that when I went to attend the door bell, the page had turned in the breeze. I was totally oblivious to that and had just continued. The mix up of the proportions goofed up my cake completely!
All my family members had a hearty laugh when I narrated them my maiden tryst with baking!!