Confession: Failures (Part 2)
6 months ago I admitted my baking disasters. If you thought that wasn’t a frequent thing, here’s proving you wrong:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bread
Do you see this? Awful result. Hitchcock couldn’t have thought of a more horrific outcome. I could not roll the grape jelly in the dough if my life depended on it. That’s what burned all the edges. If I had any baking confidence, it was ruined when my apartment smoked up.
Lemon Pound Cake
I made 3 of these. I kid you not. First tasted sour. Not the normal lemon-baked-good-happy-kind of sour. Second fell apart everywhere. Third was grossly sour and bitter. I thought maybe it was my taste buds, so I added sugar icing. Nasty. I seriously think the lemons were off. I drink lemons in my water and these had no flavor. Maybe that’s why recipes specify to use Meyer lemons.
Marble Chiffon Cake
I read what a chiffon cake is, light and fluffy. You beat egg whites until fluffy, then lightly fold into the other ingredients. I read it 700 times. No wait, 7,000 times! What did I do? I mixed like an animal. As though mixing was the only workout I was going to get for the next year. Has your body ever act against your brain’s will? The result? Dense. Am I surprised? No.
Blueberry Lemon Curd Danish
This was from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book. Apparently danish is just not my thing. See Failures Part 1.
Peanut Butter Crispy Bars
I have no idea what happened. The rice bottom was soaking with corn syrup. What a waste of precious chocolate. I made 4 new recipes on this day to ship out for birthdays, this was my ‘safe recipe’. HA! I assumed it was a glorified rice crispy treat. Nope. Wrong. Fail.