Raspberry, transparency, yogurt, rose petals
So, I did all this:
And after a total of two days of active work and dehydration time, I ended up with a leathery war wound with Band-Aid pieces strewn about:
I screwed it up somewhere along the way. Everything seemed to be going well up until the final step, the last dehydration bit. It never un-leathered itself. It never got crispy and dry. And, the photo in the book doesn't even look like there are rose petals in this bite. Argh. I've eaten this thing three times in the restaurant, and I actually really, really like it.
I don't like failing at something that I know I can do. That makes me CRAZY.
Think the raspberries heard me talking about how much I don't like them? How I wish they were as good as blackberries? How they're hollow and seedy and look like they misplaced their tweezers?
I'm gonna have to sweet talk my next batch of raspberries. Put on some Barry White. Dim the lights. Tell them how pretty they are. Maybe THAT will work.
Actually, I just bought an even more precise digital jeweler scale (measures to the 0.01g), and I'm gonna try it again, 'cause I'm feeling stubborn. If it doesn't work again, then I'm buying the URL ihateraspberriestheytotallytotallysuck.com. You watch. It'll be the next big internet sensation!