Monday, November 16, 2009

Disaster!!

Hello everyone! This is Iggy here, a food connoisseur (?) of sorts. If you want to know more about me, watch this space!

To start with, I want to share a food disaster story!


I'm absolutely fond of cooking. It's my favorite hobby, I love experimenting, and I do believe I'm a good cook! I like reading recipes, trying them out, and putting my own spin on things...

Unfortunately, I can sometimes be a DISASTER when it comes to baking. Sometimes, I can't bake a cake to save my life! And this post is about one such unfortunate baking disaster.

I read a recipe for Milk Cake, and it sounded, and looked, delicious. It looked pretty simple to make, so I decided I'll try it.

The recipe called for a tin of condensed milk, flour, baking soda, sugar, and six eggs. I mixed everything well, pre-heated the oven, set the baking mold, and I got to baking. The recipe said it should take about 20 minutes to make, so I set the timer accordingly.

Well, five minutes later, I could smell something from the kitchen. So my nose led me there, and I peered into the oven. What I saw next was sort of amazing. The "cake" had risen out of the tray, almost like a souffle, and there was a thick smell of eggs around. For safety measures, I even inserted a toothpick, which came out clean. This is an indication that the "cake" was done.

So I took it out of the oven, and set it to cool. The smell of eggs was too overpowering, so I was sort of prepared for a nasty creation. I took a small piece and popped it into my mouth. And let me tell you, it was disgusting! I wasn't eating "cake"...I was eating eggs! YUCK! It was so disgusting, I spit it out.

No one touched the experiment, and it was lying in the casserole for about a week till mold took over. It was completely green by the time mum threw it out. Good riddance, I say! You may also like to know that I haven't baked since that day..

I suppose it's the six eggs that ruined it. So come to think of it, the disaster wasn't really my fault...it was the recipe's! Oh well!

4 comments:

sm said...

nice expressive photo

The Blue Periwinkle said...

Haha! :P
Better luck next time! :D

Chintan said...

six eggs? really! sounds fishy to me :) the recipe must have been crooked.
Once I happily planned to bake cookies and by mistake bought Pork Lard instead of white butter and when I warmed the pork lard and whole flat smelled like shite! I of course didn't use it and read the pack to find out what the ingredients were(am a veggie so all the more frown after reading the pack). I used ghee instead and well, worst cookies I ever tasted my life. I have pledged not to try again :D

Purba said...

Six eggs? Sounds like a recipe for a sponge cake!

And I've never had the patience for baking :-)