Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oops, I did it again...

I posted earlier this summer about a baking fail, and I've struck gold again!  My sister and I were going to go to the big farmer's market on the capitol square in Madison, but the weather didn't work out.  To make up for missing out on the amazing baked goods, awesome cheeses, and fresh vegetables, I decided I would make some fresh blueberry muffins. 

I looked up a recipe online: "To Die for Blueberry Muffins."  That seemed like what I wanted, so I went for it.  I furiously began mixing everything together, and the batter looked perfect going into the oven.

I took this picture to post about my baking glory...I was WAY ahead of myself.
As I was looking over the recipe and reading the reviews (I know these are usually good things to do BEFORE you put the muffins in the oven), I realized that I had completely missed the part about adding baking powder.  
The devastating results
 So, this is what came out of the oven 12 minutes later.  They look worse than they actually tasted.  They just didn't rise the way they were supposed to.

When I cut one open...
Because they didn't rise, the blueberries had nowhere to go.  It became a kind of blueberry pie in muffin form.  Maybe I'm not the baker/cook I once thought I was.  M still ate one, and I've already had two, just to make sure they weren't as bad as they looked.  ;)  Hopefully I've learned an important lesson.  Better luck next time.

Edited to Add: As I put labels on this, I realized that I have a label for "baking" and a label for "fail" that I have only ever used in relation to each other....LOL.  I think that's a sign.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

LOL! Oh no! I've had this happen to me when I first made my batch of red velvet cupcakes. I don't have the patience to be a good baker. I can COOK but bake, yeah no. LOL.

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