Thursday, May 14, 2009
Foodie Friday: The 2nd Trainwrecks & Bloopers
Welcome to Foodie Friday's Second Trainwrecks & Bloopers.
Can you guess my blooper?
I knew you could. :-) And it started with such promise!
Cute cookie cutters, dough, and my trusty rolling pin.
Tra la la, let's make Eiffel Tower cookies, Bandwith!
What went wrong? I chilled the dough before and after baking...but they developed major hip-spread, morphing into unrecognizable objects.
That said, they were still edible.
Er, most were edible. I baked these ugly ducklings right in the cookie cutters, thinking I would circumvent hip-spread.
No such luck.
The clean-up was epic and unforgettable. I am still vacuuming crumbs after the Eiffel explosions.
Bandwith was intrigued by my dilemma. Naturally, I'd used refrigerated, store bought cookie dough. He immediately Googled the problem: I needed to add more flour to the heinous store bought stuff.
I'm still shaky with a pastry bag--anything with icing sends shivers up my spine (unless it's going into my mouth, of course).
However, silver dragees hide a multitude of culinary sins...not quite so edible, but at least it looks like a shoe. Stay tuned for more adventures with icing.
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