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sandra

Screwing up

Gotta laugh !
Have been baking since I could kneel on a stool.
Today, brownies fell through cooling rack, victoria sponge sank to pancake size and fruit loaf looks in need of CPR.
Anyone else get these days ?

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Thistledo

Screwing up

We just don't talk about them! Tomorrow is another day.

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Thistledo

Screwing up

Having said the above. It's confession time. Many years ago I made Delia's carrot cake. Everything went smoothly and the mixture went into the oven. Quarter of an hour later, ooooooops, the carrot was still waiting to be grated, lol. Think I may have mentioned this before. With or without the carrot, it was still delicious.

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Esther R

Screwing up

That's the most stressful thing about baking. You can do a thing hundreds of times and it turns out perfectly and then for no apparent reason it goes completely wrong. It is so frustrating!

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tubs

Screwing up

When I cook Christmas lunch for just the two of us, it's always fine, everything cooked to perfection. This year when there were four of us, the turkey took longer than expected, the roast potatoes weren't crispy, the pigs in blankets were "overdone" and the stuffing hard! Why did the gremlins have to come at the same time as the visitors???? Sod's law I suppose.

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Honey

Screwing up

The thing I seem to do most frequently is... I will check something in the Aga and decide, yep, almost perfection, just needs another couple of minutes and an hour later I remember I actually put it back in for those last couple of minutes and didn't take it out !! (No smell of burning with an Aga!).

I always say I will put the timer on... but for some reason it doesn't happen... or, I put the timer on and then forget to press GO. It is so annoying because you realise that it would have been better to have taken it out without that last couple of minute if you'd known about the black 'whatever' you would find later and have to set about making again.

H x

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Esther R

Screwing up

It happened to me Tubs, the Christmas before last. I had 9 people in a small dining room and with a table that seats 8. I underestimated how much room I would need for the potatoes and parsnips. I cooked the stuffing on the oven floor as I did not have any shelves left. The stuffing was burnt. Nothing seemed quite as good as it normally was. Everyone was very polite about it and a good time was had by all but that was probably due to the alcohol!

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John S.

Fruit Loaf

Sandra, the fruit loaf you make, is it similar to the "Harvo" kind that I remember from years ago?

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Yummy

Screwing Up

On more occasions than I wish to relate it is missing the sugar out of sweet scones that is until they are all on the baking tray, and I find the sugar still on the weighing scales !

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The Cat's Mother

Getting it wrong!!

Time and time again I chop, grate, or whatever it takes to garnish what I am preparing and always find the chopped parsley, nuts etc. on the work top at the end of the meal!! Not a disaster, but annoying nonetheless!

I nearly had a major disaster earlier this year, made a fantastic game casserole and then put it on the hob to finish off, put the heat up too high, went to change my clothes and came back to find a greatly diminished and almost meatless stew - it still tasted OK and no-one realised what had happened (I think!).

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tubs

Screwing up

Oh TCM I do that too! So many garnishes prepared and not used. Glad it's not just me.

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Honey

Garnish

Oh yessss, always forgetting to add the coriander at the end of a curry. I wouldn't mind, but I LOVE it and I'm so looking forward to it and then to find it in the mini chopper when we're washing up is sooo disappointing.

H x

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The Cat's Mother

Garnishes etc

Glad I am not the only one to forget things!

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sandra

Screwing up

Have loved reading this ! Think it is great that you were all prepared to admit to degrees of failure. No consolation I know but made me feel better !

Honey - forgetting the coriander is definitely terrible - no hope for you.

John - assume you mean malt loaf -yep, that's the one, still no idea what happened !

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Grannie Cool

Screwing Up.

Sunday lunch.......... carving rib of beef, lots of family conversations going on.......sitting down together enjoying a great meal........... washing up and putting things away.
THEN finding the yorkshire puddings STILL in the oven. Not all lost, Grandson loves cold yorkies.

 
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