Sometimes recipes fail. Lately, I feel like I’ve been having a lot more fails. I’m not sure if I’m in a rut or just on a roll, but it’s always a bummer when it happens. I don’t mind so much when things fail (appearance/texture-wise) and still taste delicious, but when both appearance and taste fail, it kinda sucks. If it’s tolerable, I’ll eat it anyway, but sometimes it goes in the compost. Thankfully, I haven’t had to completely pitch many recipes though … maybe only a few.
Even though recipe fails are not my favorite, they’re valuable in teaching me what doesn’t work. It gives me the chance to try and try again. Really though, cooking involves so much experimentation, that failing is bound to happen. It’s just part of the ebb and flow of cooking. I accept it, even if I am bummed initially when it happens. Live, cook and learn, right?
Here are some of my recent recipe blunders. Surprisingly, they all look pretty good, but something went wrong in each. Feel free to share some of your most memorable or recent recipe blunders!