Sunday, 11 August 2013

Bitter Disappointment

Recently, I've been trying out new, different recipes. Most of my inspiration for new things is from the internet. Sadly, a lot of this is unreliable. I have wasted so much time, effort and money baking things which just turn out sh*t. It's very frustrating, as the excitement of a new recipe being replaced by disappointment just isn't fun.

I made these brownies today, following a Donna Hay recipe I found in Living Etc. I followed the recipe to a T, but sadly it turned out different to the photographs. The caramel was far too sugary, with the rice krispies turning very chewy rather than crunchy. Also, the ganache recipe was horrendous. 

I don't know if the recipes just aren't being tested properly, or if editors are tinkering with the recipe before print. Either way, it definitely isn't my fault. I think. With regard to the internet, I'm going to have to be a lot more careful with the recipes I try. I made these recently, and they came out of the oven a sugary mess. ONE POUND OF SUGAR?! It's a crazy recipe. I will no longer be so trusting. 

Hopefully I can find some more reliable and trustworthy recipe sources. Back to the cook books I go.


  1. what a lovely blog to find - and beautifully decorated cakes! I share your disappointment with internet recipes which often turn out bizarrely. Better to use them for inspiration, and stick with the tried-and-tested favourites for the rest!

    1. thank you! yes, definitely a better idea!