I’m usually apprehensive about getting out of my comfort zone and even if I say that I’m a risk-taker, don’t believe me just yet because it means that I’ve already calculated the risks.
You’d never find me first in line to rappel a steep cliff until someone’s tried out the ropes first, or enter a horror house until I find myself a human shield, or get in the pool until I’m certain I’ve located the five feet and below zone, or cook for my friends and guests until I’ve tried the recipe myself at least once. Playing it safe is my game.
But I recently amused myself when I tried out something for the first time for somebody whom I barely know the likes, dislikes, food preferences, pet peeves, etc. It was quite scary but thrilling and exciting at the same time when I prepared Caramel-filled Molten Chocolate Cake and Mini Snickers Cheesecake trying to impress that person. I must admit though that it was myself whom I impressed the most for doing something like this although I did have a taste-test before serving them, I had no fallback in case they were a failure. Not even a phone number of restaurants and which one to call. And besides, there wouldn’t be anyone to call if the desserts are to be served at 10PM except for McDonald’s 24-hour delivery and I doubt if they do delivery for sundae ice cream. I just kept crossing my fingers the whole time they were in the oven.
As a result, he liked them! The downside though, we both felt guilty after downing a few servings but it’s an accomplishment nevertheless. I should definitely be getting-out-of-my-box more often from now on and you should too! Who knows what you can do? It’s a good feeling when somebody appreciates your work.
I’ve posted some photos and links to the recipes so you can try it yourself. Go ahead, do some special baking for someone and get-out-of-your-box!
Oh, and one more thing, I’m not really a baker to begin with.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these recipes. I also don’t own the top picture but the one at the bottom is my actual work.