Saturday, October 7

I had a flop.

Today is TSCT and I nervous. 

Melati authors Tequila Stakes Croquet, she and her husband host a tournament each year and we've been invited as part of the blogger group.  I think there will be four of us (The PMA, African Kelli, Feasting in Phoenix and myself).  So this should be a moment for me to put money where my mouth is.  I've been blogging about all this food I'm cooking, I'd dare say that I bragged about some of it.  AND I HAD A FLOP!

I tuck away recipes that I want to try and I've been saving this ginger carrot cake gem.  To keep all the details short, I was having a really great baking day.  You know, cleaning the dishes as I go, got the oven preheated just in time, had the right type of cupcake liners.  But I had a voice in the back of my head going, "Keesh you really need to look over that recipe again."  I did.  "Oh, toast the pecans first."  I did. 

The batter is mixing, sometimes I steal a taste off the beater, but I wasn't so inclined.  But it didn't look like enough batter for 24 cupcakes.  So while I'm putting it into the cake pan, a little gets on my finger and it doesn't taste right, but I just think that maybe my taste buds aren't registering everything.

25 minutes later, they look like little, I don't know, crumbly palvarones.  I take a bite and they taste just as bland as the batter did.  I rush over to the cookbook and the first line, how could I miss the first line "2 c. sugar."

So, I've got about 30 minutes to hop in the shower and figure out what to wear, gawd, I hope it isn't going to be one of those days!


Blogger African Kelli said...

Bummer on the recipe, but great to meet you!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Seth Chadwick said...

I am sorry your recipe didn't work out, but I was thrilled to meet you and to discover that you are literally about six feet from my property. ARCADIA POWER!!!!

We must do Sportsman's or Delux sometime soon.

Best wishes to you and your husband!

5:40 PM  

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