AND I just realized I forgot the baking powder…

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I tried to make fairy food for my FH’s mother for her birthday and I ended up with a horrible brittle-like candy (for those of you who don’t know what fairy food is, it’s mostly a northern treat that is supposed to be very light crispy and airy) . I tried twice! I was very disheartened to say the least! I have absolutely no idea what went wrong… followed that recipe to a tee… *grumble grumble*

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Aw, man!!! I hate that! Hopefully it still turns out okay!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It might not rise as much, but it might still be good! I think the baking soda and baking powder react together to make breads rise… good luck, let us know how it turns out. 🙂

P.S. It can’t be worse than when Cher baked the tube of cookies in Clueless… “Aw honey, you baked!”

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it will still be edible, just not the same consistency. Hopefully!

I once made cookies when I was in middle school so I really didn’t know what was going on as long as I followed the recipe. Somehow, I skipped an entire step and never put in baking powder… or flour. Nope, no flower. The batter just melted and ran all over the pan; it was almost like a brittle. Tasty but really weird to eat.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This totally sounds like something I would do.

I made brownies the other day.  I SWEAR when they went in the oven the pan was completely level, as were the concents of the brownie batter in the pan.  When the brownies were done they were completely unlevel!  It was like there were little hills in them. Weird!  They tasted the same but I swear my kitchen is out to get me.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did that with a banana bread a few years ago. It was like a brick. I hope yours will be better 🙁

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Once I was making cookies for Boyfriend or Best Friend, and realized that I’d mixed all of the dry ingredients together instead of creaming the sugars and butter.

It was a common problem, since I was just learning to make cookies.  I’ve gotten better about it, but only because I make sure to dump the butter and sugar in the same pot while the butter softens.

Once I made a creme de menthe cheesecake, and misread the recipe.  I put in for tbsp of creme de menthe, when I should have put in 4 tsp.   It was still tasty, and I don’t think I’m going to try it with 4 tsp if I ever make it again.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My big problem is always starting a recipe and not making sure I have all of the ingredients! I’m always running out of flour, sugar, something!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I make stupid mistakes all the time on the recipes I have memorized – pancakes, brownies, cookies, etc. So I can make French tarts or Swiss buttercream easily, but I accidentally get the brown to white sugar ratio wrong in simple cookies, haha. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had to comment just because I’ve done exactly the same thing. Seriously – banana bread, forgot the baking powder, realized it just after it went in the oven. I’ve actually made the banana bread recipe again since then (with baking powder) and my fiance swears he like it better when I messed up. I guess he liked the dense gooey texture.

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I’m going to make boscotti with mine.  Here we go!

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I tried to make a pumpkin pie cheesecake a few years ago for Thanksgiving. I was not focusing enough on what I was doing and I forgot the sugar. It was SO gross! But my father-in-law had the brilliant idea to take the filling and put it in the blender with some sugar and then make little parfaits with it which were actually really good so it wasn’t a total waste!

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