I like experimenting in the kitchen. Sometimes it really pays off to experiment and find out what sort of deliciousness you can cook. However. Sometimes those end results scream go back to the kitchen and it’s grilled cheese sandwiches for you my friend.
A crisis of confidence in the kitchen that’s what I had recently. I think I got carried away… Other aspects of life were being challenging and I wanted the security and comfort of making something up and it being delicious. Sure, maybe I should have held back a little and tried not to do so many new things at once…but, I didn’t.
Date and Almond Sourdough Triangles– nope. Just didn’t work for me. They tried, I gave it a red hot go, but still nope.
Sourdough Pizza– not enough time to prove, so quite a dense base. It could be worked on though…there is hope for that one.
Chocolate Tangelo Cake– sweet mama, that was disgusting. All effort, no taste. Mr Chocolate even refused to eat that one. It even ended in the bin, it was so hideous…picture? God no.
Strawberry Scones, (top picture) I still think this could work (maybe) it’s just….I really do suck at scones.
Was I doomed to be a kitchen failure for ever?! Oh the horror!…
However, after a little pause. Some time to reflect, a little recalibration with a fried egg and salad my mojo snuck back.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tart here we come.
* So whats the moral of the story? Playing in the kitchen is fun. Experiment, find out what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be put off by burnt bread, raw biscuits, runny marmalade. Yes, they are annoying but you learn from them. Kitchen mistakes can quite often be salvageable and turned into something else. If you are running in to consecutive mistakes, just take a break and go back to the basics again.
And, above all…DO NOT make a Chocolate Tangelo Cake.