Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Lowlights

"If at first you don't succeed....try, try, try again."  Well that's how it's supposed to go, but sometimes you just have to 'fess up and say you messed up.  (We won't be try, try, try-ing any of these again.) 

For sheer amusement, we recall the culinary low points of 2011.

The good news is that our shortly to be published list of 2011 highlights is wa-a-a-y longer.

Rhubarb relish despite how pretty this original invention looked, it was barely edible. 

There's a reason that there are no recipes showcasing raw rhubarb; I chose to find this out the hard way.

Coconut Frosting for a German Chocolate Cake demonstrated the opposite phenomenon--this preparation was actually tasty, but its resemblance to spackling paste, oatmeal, (or something far worse) made for an unappetizing plate.

Fresh Goose Eggs sounded like an adventure. 

These gargantuan beauties came from the Market and so we thought we'd try one fried for breakfast.  No-one told us about either the smell of the eggs or their tangy metallic aftertaste...Not to be repeated.

Disaster was averted - narrowly - when I discovered I had no sugar in the house, save for individual 1/2 tsb sachets.  And my cake recipe called for a lot of sugar.   Boy, did it take a long time to tear all those sachets. 

Line up your ingredients BEFORE you start baking...

What was your worst culinary disappointment in 2011?


Motorcycle Cable said...

A most important thing that how we make dough and which ingredients using for Chocolate cake. After four tries, finally i have baked Banana Chocolate cake as well.

Philly Food Lovers said...

Four tries on one recipe is amazing! Glad you got it right in the end!