It’s that time of year!
I get to show you some of my recipe fails from this past year. Some were recipes that didn’t turn out well. Others were questionable decisions in regards to cooking. Why I thought it was a good idea at the time is beyond me.
Earlier this year, I thought it was a good idea to try to toast marshmallows over the stove with a wooden chopstick. You know, for my hot chocolate. Why I thought it was a good idea? I have no idea. But at least I had the sense to leave water nearby so I can put out my flaming marshmallow.
I also thought that garlic shrimp mushroom pizza with fresh basil would turn out good. But somehow it became dry and hard.
I thought using cauilflower gnocchi in a recipe would be amazing. Somewhere along the way I messed up and the gnocchi became super sticky.
This pie crust could not be saved. Lol. It fell into so many pieces I couldn’t put it back together.
These were originally supposed to be crumbles on top of pie, but it didn’t work out. So I thought maybe I could make them into cookies. Nope. They crumbled at first touch.
These mochi muffins were so misshaped because I forgot to drop the muffin pan to evenly distribute the batter.
I wanted to make a mushroom quiche, but I added too many types of mushrooms and the quiche became super earthy in flavor.
Then there was this blackened naan. Not only was it super dense and heavy and chewy. I burned it so badly, there was no saving it.
And my latest fail, and the last of 2019, mochi waffles. I made a purple yam mochi batter for mochi muffins, which you’ll get to see soon. But I thought it would be a great idea to turn them into waffles. That crispy outer edges and the chewy inside. Except the batter was too thick and I was left with this. lol
You can find more Recipe Fails from previous years.
Cameron Farmer says
The food gods are not amused! 😁😁😁
Amy Pantone says
Love that you shared your fails. It’s always nice to know others make mistakes in the kitchen but rarely do people share. Makes me feel better about my share of fails. The best way to become a better cook, by trying things fails and all.
Love it! I have had my share of failures too.
Marilyn Albright says
Failures are just learning experiences! I had to look up what mochi is, as I had never heard of it before.
I bought Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi, to give it a try. I went by the instructions….simmering in water, browning in pan…and it was disgusting and sticky. I threw it all in the trash and won’t try again.
May your new year be filled with wonderful food and fulfillment in all ways.
Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower says
Yup. That was my problem too. I saw all these recipes on Instagram using the cauliflower gnocchi and really wanted to try it “crispy” It was not good
glad I’m not the only one )