Friday, February 19, 2010

Fess Up Friday

I could probably write an entire book on the imperfections of my homemaking skills... but since this one is still fresh on my mind, I'll share my Mardi Gras Pancake flop.
Having seen some gorgeous rainbow pancakes featured on Ohdeedoh a few weeks ago, I thought that Pancake Tuesday would be the perfect time to try them out. I don't like to use too much food colouring on a regular basis, so I really like to make a big deal out of special occasions.
They turned out beautifully. I think next time, I would cook them on a lower heat so they didn't brown so much - it took away from the food colouring a bit.
So... here's where the flop comes in. The girls sit down for a great picture..
... but then they take a bite. YUCK!
I had accidentally put in two tablespoons of baking powder, instead of one! Oops.
So, after all of that, we ended up eating leftover roast beef.
At least the picture is perfect!


  1. LOL! I once had a similar experience with a new cookie recipe. The amount of baking powder seemed like a lot, but I followed the recipe. The cookies were so bitter, we couldn't eat them. I asked the person who'd given me the recipe, and she insisted that it was right ... so I don't know what happened!

  2. Oh no! At least they were pretty :) I recently baked a loaf of bread from a recipe I'd halved. Unfortunately, I forgot to half the salt! Oops! Big yuck! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Looks like you have a couple of kitchen helpers there. Too much baking powder does taste yucky...
    I made some soup not long ago and then thought it would be great to add some thickening. I had some low fat yogurt and flour that I mixed together and added to the soup/stew. It tasted good that night, but the next day it was sooo sour it tasted like pickle soup. I'll never add yogurt to soup again! LOL...

    Mrs. D