f-Art with Alana: Last Post

This week, instead of posting about other people’s food and art, I decided to focus on my own. In the spirit of aiming high, I chose to make pot de créme, a French dessert custard, that usually flavors in vanilla and chocolate! I’ve always enjoyed pot de créme, but have never attempted to make it before so I decided to give it a shot.

After searching for different recipes, I realized it was much simpler than I had imagined it to be. Five basic ingredients (semisweet chocolate, whole milk, heavy cream, egg yolks, and sugar) create a delicious, rich dessert. Although only five ingredients are necessary, the process is very precise. Baking is a very precise art to begin with, but for pot de crémes timing is everything.

Overall, they turned out to be delicious and we ate them that night for dessert. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who isn’t familiar with baking because it is fairly simple to make and does not require the use of an oven.

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As for the art portion of this post, I recorded my rendition of ‘Girls’ by The 1975 at the studio. I’ve never really recorded anything before so tracking in the studio for the first time was awesome. I really liked how serene it was in the booth and all the equiptment made it seem much more professional than if I were to record it on my phone at home. Not wanting to use a pre-recorded instrumental, I had Samantha come in to play her beautiful twelve-string guitar for me.

Sam and I have sung and played together many times in the past, but this was our first time doing this particular song. Only running it 3-4 times before going to the studio, it was inevitable that we would have mistakes. We did about 5 run-throughs before choosing the final recording.

This was a really fun experience and I hope to continue to create desserts and music in the future (two of my favorite things). Enjoy them both!

Guitar by Samantha Fong.

Words, Images, and Vocals by Alana Poole.

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