This time, I write about all of my recipe disasters till date, yes you heard it right... disasters! Come on! We all have them, right? And I don't make the perfect food every single time, and I don't think anyone does, right?
Most of them are because of my passion for new food and hence experimenting with them, and some just did not turn out right.
I am still going to be cooking and having failures every now and then, so I called this Series 1. More to come, er.. hopefully not!
So ready for my line up of not-so-good food? If you can't resist any of them and if any of you want the recipe right this moment... do let me know! LOL. I will be glad to give them to you! ;) I would totally understand your enthusiasm.
This is one post where I really would be disappointed if I get the "Yummy / Looks good / Nice recipe / Wow" comment! Please spare me my sorrow... Or I am coming after you!
Recipes for Disaster Series 1
Who on earth would such a thing as buns made entirely with oat flour! Me!
In my defense though, I was just starting out on my love affair with bread making and decided to make it super healthy by just using Oats flour. And what a bad idea that was! Oats flour by nature is a weak flour, and can only be used in combination with other protein rich flour to make bread.
They turned out like this...
But! Hang on there a minute... we did manage to eat them. I personally do not like wasting food and decided to have them this way... Not bad.
The next day it turned even tougher, so I had to cut them up and make upma with it, like this...
Second on our disaster list is a baguette, made a long time back. I can make decent bread now. I kinda know what works and what doesn't at this point. I again experimented with some weak flours, barley, buckwheat and a whole lot of combination and it ended up like rocks. They were so hard, that I really could not make it edible. So we ended up playing bat and ball with it, er, the bat being the baguette. Not difficult to imagine, is it? It looked like this...
Chocolate chip zucchini cookie
Third on my list... It was not entirely my original recipe, but I did make some changes and it ended up okay. It was edible the first day, and turned so so bitter the next day. So that lands up on this list as well. It looks okay though, right?...
Stove-top dough for a Cookie
Oh, we have another cookie lined up for this list. Oh well! It did not turn out to be a cookie exactly. I tried to make the dough on the stove top by heating demerara sugar, oats, flax, whole wheat and whole lot of other good stuff. But I got a gooey mass the first time...
How could I give up so easily!
Then I decided to try it again immediately and got this...
I am still wondering what happened, it was bitter and I really couldn't do anything with it. So it remained in the dough form forever!
Beetroot and Chocolate kheer/pudding
Next is my Beetroot and Chocolate kheer/pudding. What a waste of perfectly red fresh beets! I am still beating myself over this one.
I normally do not think of the recipe ahead. I just go with the flow and keep adding and zeroing on the recipe and ingredients. So, this started out as a beetroot payasam, and then I just could not leave it alone, so kept adding one thing after another including my lovely dark slabs of chocolate. I should have stopped then and there since it did not taste great. But would I? No!
I added perfectly roasted cashewnuts and raisins in hopes of making them better.
Verdict: Ruined! Just did not taste anywhere close to normal food!
Then I see this "Beet and chocolate cake" from Bee @ Jugalbandi. I am so envious!Those look so good! I hope I can get there one day.
I am still wondering where I went wrong. And this is what mine looked like...
Pretty isn't it? That is where it stops!
While you are at it... Please check out two of my perfectly good recipes (Spinach Potato Naan/Flatbread and Lowfat Eggless Almond & Oats Cookies) that are up for voting. Details on the top right corner of my blog. Thanks!