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Plum Crazy Bad Dessert

July 10, 2011

I’ve often had people ask me, “how do you bake so much and have the willpower to not eat it all?”.

I have a couple of personal tips.

    1. Rarely to almost never (which is the same as rarely) bake your favourite dessert.
    2. If you do bake one of your top 5 then half the recipe knowing that it will go quickly
    3. Bake something with custard or mushy apples.  Yuck.
    4. Make it super chocolatey (I know…gasp! but I’m not a chocolate girl)
    5. Freeze it for later.  I do often freeze cakes, but for me…once frozen I can just tell.  I just can.
    6. Have regular failures that simply taste like…..crap!

Here’s an example of a failure dessert perfect for those dieting.

Plum Clafouti

Looks pretty no?

Epic failure

Mooshy, smooshy, eggy, sugary and to top it off….it stuck to the dish.

Like adding insult to injury.

Even the man stopped after one piece.  Definitely not a good sign. Wish me luck for tomorrows cookie recipe.

Have you ever baked an almost inedible dessert?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2011 5:17 pm

    I believe bakers have a 6th sense that I do not possess. They just “know” that something is ready to come out of the over.

    I need instant gratification – hence I like cooking over baking. By the time I know if the baked good turned out, it’s too late to fix it. I’ve had many a failure but my worst was making a cake for my parents “from scratch”. The cake sizzled in the oven. I poured my gooey, grainy icing on top. Since I couldn’t get it out of the pan, I served it in the pan. It was the worst thing I’ve ever eaten.

    My dad actually ate it – fine man that Ken Bruner.

    • July 10, 2011 8:29 pm

      I think you’re right. I never use timers and I will usually adjust the heat depending on baking pans instead of the standard 350F. Gotta love them fathers! I’m sure Steve has eaten his share of meals he’d like to forget 🙂

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