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.
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.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
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…..
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!
Real Talk Moms says
I have had this happen too! But if it tastes good, that is all that matters 🙂 Love that you posted this
Thanks so much!
Sometimes baking mistakes lead to the best inventions and treats.
Liz Mays says
I have had failures that were still kinda wins. Usually I’ll give it one more try…
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.
Oh no! I keep thinking we all need to make sort of a ‘pinterest fail’ or ‘recipes wrecks’ website and post all our funnies.
Lois Alter Mark says
Ha ha! That’s what all my baking efforts look like! Because it’s chocolate, I may have eaten it anyway!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Wow! Hey, I think we have all been there! Learning experiences, for sure!
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.
I will try again one of these days. I just keep adding other things to my list that I want to try first!
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
We’ve all had recipe fails. I should totally start blogging about some of mine.
Seriously. We should make a community website and give everyone logins that what to join. We could rule the interwebs with our failures LOL LOL
This sounds delicious, I would love to try it!
Chocolate bread sounds yummy! I’m sure my hubby would love this recipe!
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I have to admit that, after all that work, I would have tasted it anyway too. I hope you finally get it right because it sounds delicious.
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. 😉
When I first started this website I had my tags showing at the bottom of the design and I had a ‘Fail” tag. I laughed every time I saw it.
This is hilarious! I have to know though… how did it turn out after being in the fridge????
Ashley Gill says
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!