Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Altered Desserts


Why do I keep on trying to make healthier versions of desserts that are not meant to be healthy in the first place? I keep expecting them to taste like the real deal. That would be a miracle.

I made these cupcakes that were lower fat and whole wheat. My son loved them, except for the topping. My husband and myself didn't care for them, so I threw away the recipe. The next morning my son asked for more cupcakes. I looked at him as if he was crazy. Then I noticed that he called them muffins and then I realized that my son (in his 4 years of life) never had a cupcake. He didn't know that cupcakes were miniature cakes. I tried the "cupcakes" again, imagining them as muffins, and low and behold, they tasted okay. Not the topping. My son had it right the first time. It seemed as if my expectations of what a cupcake tasted like was spoiling my experience of the healthier version of a cupcake. I still won't try this recipe again, though.

The lesson of the story?

Don't make any more altered desserts? Nah. I'm still hopeful that somewhere out there there's a recipe of a healthier version of something that actually tastes good.

Don't expect altered desserts to taste like the original? For sure!

Re-name altered desserts? Now doesn't that sound like a good idea?

1 comment:

iportion said...

I made some low cal cookies and they were gross. realize I am okay altering an ingredient here and there but I really shouldn’t be creating recipes so low their tasteless. I am now searching more tried and true recipes and practicing on them first.

I want to be a good cook.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.