I'm not what you would consider a 'natural' in the kitchen. I have to start with
a published recipe before striking out on my own. For me, cooking is akin to
elephants making love:
A.) It requires a tremendous amount of preparation,
B.) It takes a long time to consummate, and
C.) Success often comes only after repeated attempts.
(taken from the Hungry Hungarian)
However, I have to admit there are times when even the things I do know how to make, are a gamble! Take for instance my fozelek...any kind. Its a 50-50 toss up, as to whether or not my rantas (aka roux) will be good enough to actually thicken properly or not! When I make krumpli fozelek - we joke as to whether or not we will have fozelek or soup! That is something no matter how many times I make it (the rantas/roux) I can never get it right!