Then I saw a recipe, a recipe that was going to rock my world.
I cleared the countertops, dug out the dSLR, got everything all bloggy-like, and then an hour later a great big MEH! I had a flop on my hands. I knew about half way through the bake time something was wrong... the topping was sinking to the bottom, there was an 'eggy' smell in the air (I cannot stand 'eggy' smelling white cake), and the stated bake time was not near long enough.
I thought it was me. I have the worst luck with the simplest recipes... boiling potatoes is a challenge for me sometimes, yet homemade croissants or puff pastry - no problem. Then I learned that my sister made the same recipe on the same day, and hers turned out EXACTLY like mine (okay, I'll admit hers looks a gazillion times better than mine, but she had similar problems). The original poster's cake looked awesome, and it was good enough she needed to share on her blog, but something, somewhere, somehow got lost in translation...
|My sister's cake, at least hers is cooked through.|
|My cake, wth?|
Neither of us are going to attempt the recipe again, I don't even feel like finding out what was wrong or tweaking it, I'm so bummed. Luckily we both have husbands who love their sweets, so our cakes are both still long gone.
It seems to mean if a recipe seems just too simple to be true, it probably is.
Did you ever get really excited about a new recipe only have it turn into a kitchen disaster?