I don’t really have much game in the kitchen.
Despite this, I get the occasional interest in trying to be a kitchen contender. You know the kind. They find a recipe online, run into the kitchen and somehow manage to make that recipe happen. If they don’t have all of the ingredients it’s no problem. They’re masters at subbing this for that and it still comes out fabulous.
Who are these people, and how do they get this way?
I knew right away that they wouldn’t be exactly the same. I didn’t have any apples, for one. The problem that was standing in my way was the oil situation. I had no oil. I had no apple sauce. I had none of the things people use in place of oil. I tried subbing melted butter. I made other subs too. Half wheat Flour, vs. all white. Half brown sugar, vs. all white. I knew things were going south when my muffin batter looked much more akin to dough. I added milk. And yogurt. The less like muffin batter it looked, the more stuff I threw in. I was suffering from major culinary anxiety.
And I masacared this recipe.
I’m sorry, Angela, I tried.
All was not lost, however. They turned out okay. Despite my sincere efforts to turn these muffins into something completely inedible, they persevered and while they are a little more dense than I would like, they taste just fine.
And they smell heavenly.
Tell me about your kitchen blunders.