Monday, September 2, 2013

Catastrophe in the Kitchen

I've been craving pound cake.
I think it's called pound cake because it calls for a POUND of butter!
And it puts on the pounds. :-)

In any case, I attempted to make one today,
but an "energy" out there apparently did not think I should have some pound cake:
 This is how it came out of the pan.
Could that mysterious sabotaging "energy" have been humidity?
Didn't even look good in the pan.
Do you think it stopped us from eating it?
No, it was delicious.
The "energy" did not get it's way.
You don't want the recipe, do you?

Have you ever had a delicious catastrophe?
What was it?

23 comments:

  1. My baking catastrophe today was carrot cake. It ended up in the freezer. I have no idea what I will do with 23 carrot cake muffins that stuck to the paper liners and taste like "soap." Luckily I tried the 24th muffin before I made the cream cheese icing! Then I made an apple dump cake that everyone loved at our family Labor Day lunch. ;))))
    Linda@Wetcreek Blog (www.wetcreek.blogspot.com)

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  2. I don't know it still looks pretty yummy to me, I think I'd love a piece.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. My theory is it doesn't matter what it looks like as long as it tastes good! I've had so many baking disasters I can't count them all.
    Blessings :-)

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  4. I have had my share of catastrophe's, Astri, and they usually involved a bundt pan! xo

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  5. When that happens for me I just chunk the cake up, spoon it into sundae glasses, drizzle chocolate sauce over it and top with whip cream. Yum!

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  6. yes. this has happened to me, don't know why. I ended up making cake pops with it!

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  7. Sometimes the worst disasters can be the tastiest lol

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  8. Pound cake works better made in a loaf pan since it doesn't rise as much as other cakes. I have a horrible time with bundt pans, the only time things come out of them is with a pickaxe! Bet yours tasted great.

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  9. I have to say your cake looks absolutely delicious Asrri! Buttery, crumbly and SO good! So I am not sure I would call this a catastrophe unless you were intending to serve it up to guests and wanted the presentation to be perfect. I find when I want to present something nicely it usually sticks or sinks or something and when it's just for home consumption it turns out picture perfect which can be annoying. Bundt pans can be tricky customers as several of your other commenters have also found. I don't think of using one without that non-stick baking spray to coat the inside with first. If you haven't tried this it's worth giving it a go - I'm sure it's sold in the US as well as the UK. In the meantime don't worry a bit, just enjoy your delicious cake! I'd happily indent for a slice (or two!) if I were at your table! E x

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  10. Yes, I have had kitchen disasters and also eaten them and enjoyed them. I once made a cake and put it in the oven and when I turned round to do the washing up found I had measured the flour but not put it in the cake!!! Well I made the most delicious flourless honey and chocolate dessert! I have even made it since!
    Your pound cake actually looks lovely and fluffy and it tasted good too! I wonder if the 'sinking' condition could have been too much raising agent or even victim to a draught when cooking (opening the oven door)?

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  11. That sight is very well known to me!! I could even write a book about it!! He, he!! :-) But it does not matter as long as it tastes good!! :-)

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  12. What funny comments. I needed a good laugh. Pickaxe, soapy carrot muffins and bundt pan wars. Too cute! Thank you everyone for your comments!

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  13. i can relate this very much. how did it taste?

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  14. Oh I've had some really tasty disasters. Cakes with sunken middles, unstable sponges. I call them rustic looking lol.

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  15. Astri although it was a catastrophe I bet it was still delicious! I have had loads of these but they mostly get eaten! A great post as always Astri, thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. As long as it tastes good hat's all that matters Astri, I think my worst disaster was when I was living in Syria, my MIL was coming to visit so I wanted to impress, trouble was the blinkin cake was as flat as a pancake, anyway I tried to make it look good by filling it with jam and putting cream on the top. I served her a piece of the heavy looking cake...bless her she ate it all and then said..Linda I think you used salt instead of sugar! How did she eat it Ugh!! :)

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  17. Take it from the NVO...it was eaten! :-)

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  18. Take it from the NVO...it was eaten! :-)

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  19. Take it from the NVO...it was eaten! :-)

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  20. Take it from the NVO...it was eaten! :-)

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  21. Cute story Astri. Glad it tasted good.

    Linda

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  22. Oops!!! Glad it tasted good....haha! Is that a bundt tin? I've just bought one....haven't used it yet though ;-)

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  23. Souvent quand ce n'est pas beau, c'est très très bon !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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