To be honest, pastry (or baking in general) is not my cup of tea. But I am giving myself an opportunity to learn the basics.
First off, I started buying all the needed baking implements, and invested on it like a pro (I bought the non-stick pans instead of the common aluminum pans and it drained my credit card!). The books I bought few months back were good signs that I am now ready to explore this field in culinary. Baking is too foreign to me as I don’t have any idea on how and what to do. Believe me, I started form scratches. Nobody was beside me to give me advises; and I explored the gas oven just like what I did when I first touched my MacBook Air. Good thing my books provided me full-colored photos of the step-by-step procedures that made me feel at home in baking. And of course, my warmest appreciation goes to my landlady who provided me the entire canteen kitchen for my baking experimentations nightly.
And what could be the most fitting recipe to try for baking is of course the chocolate cake. Who doesn’t want a chocolate cake for a first attempt in making cake?