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Baking Mishap

13 Jul
Good morning, friends!

Happy Friday!

Does anyone have any fun plans this weekend?

So here’s what went down last night.

After dinner (courtesy of my mom, win!), I wanted to make more zucchini banana walnut bread.  I decided to give them a whirl in the form of muffins instead, and basically used the same recipe with some tweaks.  I doubled the recipe, and I included 1 1/2 cup instant oats and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.  I baked them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

This is where my multitasking skills (i.e. lack of skills) failed me.  I was listening to music, talking to my mom and generally not paying attention when I realized I had used tablespoons for a few things in the recipe that called for teaspoons.  Oops.  Too much baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon went into the mix.  At least I think that’s what happened.  A distracted baker is not a successful baker.   At this point I was in too deep to turn back.  I soon learned that this error creates gigantic muffins.

But, has that ever been a bad thing?

After they cooled and sat for awhile, the size actually went down some.  I was worried I had screwed up the taste… but a sampling revealed that they were still just as good.  Phew.  Lesson learned to pay attention while adding ingredients together!

Today’s agenda includes a workout and running some errands.  Then a kickball game tonight!

Have a good one!

Question for the Morning:
  • What kind of baking (or cooking) errors have you made?  Were they salvageable or did you have to start over?