Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bad Baking- 9/25

I have to document one of my worst baking disasters. I had to remake the recipe FOUR, count them, 1, 2, 3, 4 times!!
Our stake made a cookbook and I submitted a recipe for Cake Cookies. I was asked to bring some samples to the RS Broadcast, Sept 25th. So Saturday well before the broadcast I started to make my cookies. They are so simple! I made the mistake of thinking I memorized the recipe.
Here is the recipe:
1 box cake mix (I prefer lemon)
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. flour
Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and flour; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Makes 24-30 cookies.
These are the mistakes I made-
Cake box#1 (chocolate)- Didn't look at the recipe and made it just like a cake but added the 1/2 cup flour called for in the recipe. I thought this was the only change from a cake but WAY too runny when I finished! -So I made cupcakes.

Cake box #2 (strawberry)- Didn't look at the recipe and made it like cake directs with only 2 eggs instead of 3 and added the 1/2 cup flour. STILL too runny so I scraped this cake.

Had to send Ed to the store to buy me a another box of cake, eggs that were smaller (i thought that might be the cause) and different oil (I was using oil I haven't used before. Thought that might be the cause)

Cake box #3 (lemon)- Glanced at the recipe just to notice the oil was reduced and one less egg than the cake calls for. Far too runny! Made a lemon cake with this one.

Had to send Ed BACK to the store! Seriously! This time he bought 3 cakes back with him. :)

Cake box #4 (lemon)- Finally looked at the recipe to notice YOU DO NOT ADD WATER like the cake box asks... and so I made it like the recipe above and I was late to the broadcast in order to let my last batch of cookies bake! I felt like a total nut job! The cookies turned out great!
^My Kitchen was a disaster!!! 3 bowls of batter left for Ed to bake and clean up. He was very accommodating. Thanks Ed! You married a crazy woman!


mj said...

i seriously love this. i was laughing so hard when you told me that night. and i love that you actually baked some of them. :) they were yummy! and i never thought of doing them with different cake mix flavors, so thanks for that idea!

Murphy Mania said...

this CRACKS me up. I can see myself doing the same thing. You did marry a wonderful man. I think after the first trip Devon would have told me to bring the cupcakes instead. :)