Fun thread: Cooking gone bad! share yours

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

souza_2005:  Unfortunately don’t have a photo but…

FI and I started dating at 16 and 18. His mom was/is a FABULOUS cook so I was always trying to learn new recipes.

I think I was 17 or 18 and I decided to make homemade perogis. I made them the night before and froze them. Well, they thawed out in the car on the way there and I said I was not able to boil them now 🙁

Fi insisted I go ahead and try and we’ll taste them. Because the dough got soft, water leaked into the perogis and the stuff just didn’t cook well.

He wanted to try it anyway (to make me feel better I guess) and as soon as he put it in his mouth he jumped up and ran to the garbage to spit it out lol

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I made “s’mores bars” a couple of years ago and the last step was to cover the top of the cookie bars with small marshmallows and broil the bars until the marshmallows looked toasted. So, I covered the cookie bars with marshmallows, put the oven rack as close to the top broiler as I could get it, set the broiler on high and set the cookie bars in the oven. I walked away. Two minutes later, I came back, the marshmallows had caught fire and I promptly freaked, then screamed and tossed the entire tray, flaming sugar and all, into the backyard. The lawn was temporarily scarred and my FH had the pleasure of witnessing it all, much to my chagrin.

Of course, I did manage to eat a few of the goodies near the top of the outdoor heap. I may be a bad broiler but I’m not a waster!! J

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess one of my biggest “whoops” moments was making the whipped cream for the white chocolate pear mousse for my friend’s baby shower.

I set the cream to whip in my mixer.

I went into the other room to quickly wrap a present.

I got distracted.

I walked back into the kitchen and there is BUTTER and whey in the bowl fwapping about making a splooshing mess!

I saved the butter, separating it from the whey, cleaned the mixer, and then luckily had extra cream to whip over again. This time, staying in the room the entire time!

BTW, the butter was delicious!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

souza_2005:  Mine is also a cookie fail, I wanted to make maple cookies for Thanksgiving, a la Martha Stewart, even bought all the neat-o cookie cutters and the whole bit….well, they TASTED AMAZING…but were literally the ugliest, flattest, weirdest looking things I’d ever seen.  I was actually too ashamed of them to bring them to Thanksgiving dinner, so we stowed them in ziplocks on top of the fridge and headed off to my parents….when we got home, there were three empty ziplock bags and three very skiddish looking dogs in our house….they had eaten all of them with assistance from the cat, who knocked them off the top of the fridge for them.  Shame is, as good as they tasted, I can’t recreate them…so it was kind of this terrible, wonderful flash in the pan

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

The one my DH always mentions – I esentially breaded some beautiful pieces of fish in what I THOUGHT was a spice mix/rub then fried the fish.

Took one bite and realized that wasn’t a spice mix, it was salt (fancy salt that included spices, but should be used in normal salt quanties).  So gross and a waste of beautiful fish.  Very disapointing.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I once made muffins in high school with friends… and misread baking soda and baking powder. There isn’t a lot of difference between the two, but there is enough that when you put in soda when you should put in powder… Grossest alkali taste ever!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

souza_2005:  The first time I tried to make whole strawberry pie, we were to have friends over.  I didn’t have a recipe per say and didn’t realize you needed corn starch to to thicken the jelly.  The pie didn’t set and it ended up in the garbage. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I once burnt an entire bag of bread trying to make cinnamon toast.  I had set the bag down on the stove and accidentally turned the eye on instead of turning the oven on.  The whole house smelled like burnt plastic for hours.

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