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The Buttermilk Chocolate Bread that Wasn't

two racks of potato cheddar bread

You see that pan in there with my pretty cheddar potato bread? That is Buttermilk Chocolate Bread from “Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2003.”

Well let’s just say it’s the bread that wasn’t.

I’m pretty open here at YUM. I don’t claim to be a certified chef or trained baker. I’m not a registered dietitian or nutritionist. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and my own personal health struggles. So, when something doesn’t work out, I have nothing to hide.

Remember that Cotton Candy cake? Oh my gosh, that was hilarious.

Point is, we all make mistakes. I’m only human. I have had some failures and we just laugh, learn and move on.

I’m still trying to figure out where I went wrong with this recipe, but this is what I ended up with.

chocolate bread failureNot pretty is it?

It also in no way, shape, or form resembles the photo in the cookbook. It did not look like bread when I took it out of the pan. You can view the original recipe on the Taste of Home website.

Me, in my true form and fashion decided to taste it anyway.

Hmm. Didn’t taste too bad.  Kiddo agreed. So I had this idea that maybe if I stuck it in this container and put it in the fridge we would form some sort of fudge type thing.


Jury is still out.


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  1. Haha, I think baking fails make for some of the best content out there. I had one a few months back about a cookie fail and it is one of my most popular posts. I think people like to know they’re not alone, you know? And as long as it tastes good, that’s what counts, right? It all ends up in the same place…..

    1. I think you are right. I follow a lot of food bloggers, the type that make a TON of money from their website and they never post failures. I am often sitting there thinking that no one is that perfect. Show us the flops already!

  2. I hate when recipes turn out nothing like I planned! Our latest disaster was some bunny shaped marshmallows. They were neither bunny shaped, nor tasted anything like marshmallow.

  3. LOL, I don’t know what to say. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” I guess try it again and see what happens.

  4. usually the ones that don’t look so pretty do still turn out tasting good. We’ve all got a failure or twenty, hahaha, I fall into the latter category with baking, for sure. 😉

  5. Its refreshing to see that you don’t tear yourself up over a recipe gone bad. I’m so bad about getting upset if something doesn’t work out. I totally burned a cake last night. Ugh!

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