Monday, November 16, 2009


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 was the recipe's! Oh well!


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 :-)