well, this morning my family went to houston (i'm staying because of work) and took the camera. so, sadly, i have no way to show you my weekend's cooking adventures.
the cake i mentioned in my last post was east indian spice cake from soy of cooking. i didn't have any cardamom so i made up for it with a bit more of the other spices, and i didn't have prune puree so i subbed canned pumpkin. in short, it was like gingerbread. really. it did NOT rise at all. i decided to make a second one and layer it on top so it would appear to be bigger. i mixed up the creamy molasses topping and found it was too liquidy, so i added more tofutti. still liquidy. i ended up just pouring it over the cake. it was tasty as hell but severly lacking in the presentation department, because after getting so frustrated with the cake i didn't feel it deserved to be decorated. oh well!
prior to the cake escapade i tried cooking up some blueberry waffles. great idea, except i've never made waffles in my life and had no idea how to tell when they're ready. i lifted up the top of the waffle iron too soon and got a gobby (but tasty) mess of waffles. at least the stuff came off easily so it wasn't hard to clean up . . .
so, after describing my failures, i'd love to know: what are YOUR worst cooking experiences?