And then disaster struck. It was wrong. All wrong.
You’re first in shock, then angry, then depressed.
Welcome to trash-talk center.
This is where I share my culinary failures one by one – sometimes user error but mostly recipe error.
Sometimes inspiration gone wrong.
Sweet + Sweet != Yumminess
Creativity struck. How about adding fresh oranges and nutella in a crepe? Change from the standard strawberries and nutella combination sounded appealing.
The combination wasn’t horrible but I’d classify it as “too” sweet (sadly, there is such a thing). Adding sweet oranges to an already sweet nutella apparently was not such a great idea. Then there’s that juice that squirts out as you bite down…yeeuck. I know understand why nutella is paired with something with a contrasting flavor: tart, tangy, or earthy (nuts). Nutella mixed with orange zest or pears is a killer combination though!
In theory – tasty.
Probably poorly executed or just…*ahem* crappy recipe?
Feta, tomato, slice of basil sandwiched inbetween eggplant slices brushed with an olive oil and balsamic mixture. Sounds pretty tasty, doesn’t it? The eggplant turned out to be too mushy (I can’t stand mushy things) and the texture was just…MORE MUSHY!
Placing all the ingredients at once was wrong – next time I think I’ll cook the components separately and then assemble.
4 cups of confectioners sugar for frosting 18 cupcakes?
Someone was smoking something when they wrote the recipe…
I even halved the amount of sugar and it was still too sweet.
I’m bitter, again. I’ve had a similar recipe but as a bundt cake and it was pure happiness. I thought cupcakes would be the mini-versions of pure happiness but alas, I was wrong. The recipe was off and I’m going to have to go through my Mom’s cookbook to find the right one. I think I’ll stick to a bundt pan next time. It was abnormally difficult to get the rum to seep through the cupcakes.
I was so, so inspired to make a classy meatball with homemade breadcrumbs and fresh herbs. I had the perfect loaf of rosemary and sage baguettes, perfectly staled to make breadcrumbs. I nearly grated my hand for this recipe and I splurged on fresh herbs when I could have bought some fresh blueberries for the same price. And for what? Tasteless, flavorless, greasy meatballs. I’m bitter. Tasteless! Oops, I said that already.
If I had a dog, he might like them though. One day, my puppy will be the victim of my failed recipe adventures. Then my pictures will be of my dog eating experiments gone wrong. I can’t wait!
It’s like I just threw $10 in the trash can when I could have made batches of pecan sandies!
This is the last time I’ll use 4 cups of pecans on a new recipe (with no ratings). My boss brought in some awesome spiced pecans (cumin, chile powder and some other spices) so I was inspired to look for a similar recipe. I tried and kept trying.. thinking I could fool myself into liking it. The results? well, it’s on the trash-worthy page, isn’t it?
All looks. No substance.
Kind of like some…ok, I won’t go there. Still on a mission to find the perfect pancake recipe.
Hiatus for the week as I’m in SF for training – no kitchen either! :( So I’ll leave you with some abstract art.
No, I’m kidding. It’s just another failed attempt at cooking rice in a pot. I need my rice cooker!!
I wish I had something good to say something about the pancakes – this was one of my very first attempts at making pancakes. They turned out bland, bland, and boring!