December 22, 2011

One for the fail file: Gingerbread biscuits

So I promised I was going to mention the gingerbreads.  And I wrote this long post whinging about how they failed, pointing the finger at a certain woman who most people love.  And I still want to blame her.

But it’s like this.  You know when you bitch about someone, and turns out your bitching to her best friend, and there’s that awkward moment when you want to run and hide cos you know that person is going to choose the others persons side (did you get that?  I hope so), well this is that moment.

I’m going to put it out there, and I hope you still like me, but...

I don’t like Martha Stewart.

There.  I said it.

Her recipes fail me.  All the time.  And I’m sure she’s a great women and she seems to make lots of cool stuff, but it’s not for me.

Her gingerbread recipe was an epic fail.  Now I don’t know if it’s a matter of metric versus imperial measurements.  It’s hard for us Aussies to get exactly 113g butter when the recipe calls for a stick.  Or an ounce of something here and there.  Same goes for Fahrenheit.

So anyway, this is what they looked like:

Laying out all nice, ready to be iced.  I tasted one, spat it out, then threw them all in the bin.  It happens.  I’m not going to dwell.

5 comments:

  1. I don't particularly care for Martha, either. Furthermore, she doesn't even write her own recipes - she has a team that does all of her work now. SMEH! Sorry they didn't taste great - but for what it's worth, they look beautiful!

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  2. Aw, that's too bad that Martha's recipes haven't worked for you. But I strongly suggest you try her white vanilla cake before you ENTIRELY give up on her--that is the best white cake recipe I have ever used!

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  3. I have SO been there! Everyone has bad days in the Kitchen, & I mean EVERYONE! So sorry your gingerbreads made the fail file! They look incredible!!! Sigh. Find a different recipe for next time... one that is a proven winner, such a shame for all that effort to go to waste!

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  4. Thanks for the support! It only takes a follow-up successful bake to get you back on your feet - luckily I had mine short after this fail. I'm not going to attempt it again just yet, will save it for another time :)

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