As some of you may know, I get into baking for about a month and then it no longer brings me joy. Unless I’m watching the Great British Baking Show, that always inspires me to get in the kitchen and try something new. More often than not, my baking and cooking is edible, which is a huge step up from ten years ago for me.
Welp, I attempted to make snickerdoodles last night because I wanted something sweet and cinnamon-y. I put on my latest audiobook, found a butter less recipe because we are out, and went at it. It was a very oily dough, but I thought that was because of the no butter situation. Right after I put them in the oven, I vaguely remembered only putting in 1/3 of the flour I needed. As many bakers on the GBBS, I decided to start over again. However, I used the last time of our vegetable oil, so there was no turning back. I thought they might still taste good, so I optimistically let them bake. What came out is pictured above.
I crunched some up and put in vanilla ice cream, so it wasn’t a total loss. Not exactly where I wanted it to go, but I made lemonade out of very oily dough sans flour. I wanted to write about it because social media can often make me feel like I’m alone on my imperfect baking island, or mistake island, as it feels. I want to give a good picture of the good and the bad. This is my attempt to capture that. *Awkward laugh*
What was your last baking fail?