Sunday, May 10, 2009


Today was a day of failed baking.

I woke up wanting cinnamon rolls, so I whipped up a half-batch and stuck them in the oven... for too long. I forgot about them and they ended up a little crispy. I also used a whole egg for a half batch, and they tasted kind of eggy. Blagh.

Then mom said she wanted cheesecake for dessert tonight, so I made some graham crackers and put together a cheesecake. Except... the cheesecake came out looking a little yellow. It's not normally yellow. I'm also not sure I baked it long enough. It's stil in the fridge, so we'll find out when it comes time to eat it.

Then, I tried a new saltine cracker recipe. I know I've made some before, but they're not exactly like saltines. I really wanted to get the texture right. I tried this recipe in a much smaller batch. I let the dough sit for 24 hours, and the thought of all the bacteria that could be growing right along with the yeast grossed me out. Nevertheless, I pressed on and made them.
They were terrible. I think something may have been wrong with my yeast, as it didn't rise very much. Either way, yuck. They went straight into the trash.

At least the graham crackers themselves turned out good. :o)

1 comment:

Gina said...

I have days like that, too. Yesterday I tried making some gluten-free vegan scones and they were... well... not what I intended. They're sort of edible, so at least they won't get tossed out, but still! I like to think I'm a better cook than that!