When in the kitchen there are bound to be some recipes that just don't work out. I blame these "fails" purely on the recipe, definitely not the chef! However I don't know that these recipes are going to be fails until I eat them so I'm left with all these gorgeous photos of meals that taste so disastrous that I couldn't give you the recipe. I got this idea from Shutterbean, and as a result I will annually be sharing my fails with you! So here are my fails for 2011...
This Coconut Mango Cake was supposed to impress my parents with my cooking skills seeing as I had just started my food blog. It also ended up being my birthday cake. It turned out really dense and quite dry and could only be enjoyed my smothering it in maple syrup and ice cream. FAIL.
These Vegetable Fritters tasted great when my friend Noodle made them. However somewhere in my adaptation they just went wrong. A little to much flour perhaps? The yoghurt was good though, but would have been more appropriate teamed up with lamb. FAIL!
My Women's Weekly Classic Cookies book not only contains sweet but savoury also. These Chicken Crackers appealed to me as they contain around a half a packet of packet chicken flavoured chips in them. They ended up being a bit to bland and dry...however would probably make a good treat for your dog? I wish I just ate the packet of chips. FAIL!
These Tomato and Basil Crackers are also from the Classic Cookies book. The dough seemed a bit dry like the chicken ones so I thought that adding more water would help. Unfortunately the extra water just made them chewy and stale like and they went straight to the bin without a second thought! FAIL!
This Chicken and Corn soup wasn't actually that bad but it was a little bland. I attempted to make it better by adding different sauces and spices but I think all it really needed was an additional tin of creamed corn. If I decide to make this again and have more success you may see it featured soon...
Remember how I mentioned that blondie vs brownie bake off, well here are the blondies. I had a feeling while mixing the batter that the butter/sugar ratio just wasn't right. They were like greasy blocks of sugar flavoured with strawberries and white chocolate. On the hunt for a nice blondie recipe though....FAIL!
Hopefully next year will be more successful.