Thursday, October 20, 2011

Have You Ever......?

Have you ever baked a cake or a pie and left out a key ingredient?  I baked a pineapple-upside-down cake yesterday and forgot the brown sugar. Mr. kenju thought it would be tasteless without it, but it wasn't inedible at all.

Tell me your stories....

11 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha I don't bake at all, so no stories to tell sorry!

Sparkling Red said...

The first time I had my husband over for dinner, when we'd just started dating, I was so nervous that when I made my shopping list for dinner, I only copied down the first column of ingredients for the dish I wanted to make. Then I started cooking and it said "add the chick peas" and I was all "chick peas? wha?" and then I figured out what I'd done. We ordered pizza.

Ginnie said...

Seems like old times, Judy.
and Yes, I have left out ingredients and usually try to bluff it through. The one my kids laugh about is when I made a quiche and put a top crust on it. What was I thinking?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Like Joey...I don't bake either, so I have no bad stories about that....Come to think of it---I cannot think of a time when I left out an ingredient while cooking....Maybe it's because I don't cook very much anymore....lol!

joared said...

Just returned to blogging after a pause and discovered you moved.

I do recall having baking blunders but can't recall the specifics. Something I was making once had to be doubled or quadrupled because I used two or more times the amount of some ingredient I was supposed to -- had misread the amount for the wrong ingredient.

Someone I knew told the story on themselves of roasting their first turkey -- but didn't know they were first supposed to remove the giblets from inside.

Granny Annie said...

I have more stories of cooking fiascoes than I do of cooking success. My daughter will never let me forget the time I cooked for one of her boyfriends and decided to invent a cream-corn dish with crushed Frito on the top. Then there is the manicotti dish where I did everything right except cook the shells first.

Karen said...

My mother in law once served corn chowder...without the corn. No one noticed until the chowder was almost gone! That happened close to 30 years ago, and her kids STILL laugh about it.

Nancy said...

I know I've told you about the time when I was a young bride in the 60's and my MIL gave me the recipe for turkey soup.

She told me all the things to put in the pot first then she told me to put a little rice in.

Well, a little rice to me was about 2 cups.Everything was fine until I heard the lid of the pot rattling as it boiled,then it went quiet.Why?

Because the rice was cooking and one huge solid block of rice was pushing the lid of the pot way over the top.

At this point my husband came in and asked if I was making dinner for Ho Che Mihn's Army....

Looking to the Stars said...

I used soy sauce instead of worchestire sauce once and for the life of me I can't remember what it was I made. I tossed it, hubby said he would eat it but I wouldn't let him :)
He's such a sweetie :)

Anonymous said...

Judy--Years ago, my beloved mother-in-law developed three recipes. She gave one of the three recipes to each of her daughters with the instructions that we were to do with our recipe whatever we wished - even if it was to sell it. My recipe was for wondrous dinner rolls. A few years later, for a "company dinner", I failed to put the yeast in.
More recently, I used corn starch where I was supposed to have used baking powder. It made not a whit's difference in whatever it was that I was making (a casserole?)
Cop Car

Grannymar said...

Every cook makes mistakes. How else do they come up with good recipes?

Yes, I did make mistakes over the years, but none of them come to mind at the moment.