Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When the Cookies Don’t Fit in the Box

I was flipping through channels one night and landed on MasterChef (a show I rarely indulge in because witnessing people’s spirits wither can be kind of a buzz kill). Nonetheless, I paused on this episode.

Two home cooks were challenged to bake great-tasting dainty little macaroons. True to MasterChef protocol, there was a catch -- 12 of the cookies had to fit, one behind the other, in a container resembling a dominoes box that was maybe an inch high and wide, and about ten inches long. And of course all of the mixing, baking, decorating, and packaging had to be done in like five minutes.