Friday, 9 October 2009

Vegan MOFO Post #4: In celebration of EPIC FAIL

I've been pretty crappy at keeping up with the mofo timetable, but fear not, I have posts for every day I have missed. I went to stay with my dad in the wilds of the midlands for a few days, where I couldnt upload photos from my camera so I didnt bother posting. I'm back now, with lots of ideas and pictures buzzing round my brain.

I wanted to make my dad a treat and also have a treat myself, so I decided that for ease of transportation, biscuits would have to be it. I chose the crispy peanut butter cookies from VWAV because I have made them a million times before, always in a rushy, slapdash way, and they seemed pretty impossible to fail. How wrong I was! (I feel I have to state at this point that the fail was 100% my fault. This is an ace recipe, really robust and tasty and very hard to mess up. You'll see.)

So I decided to make half the mixture with cocoa in it, to make a sort of marble effect. I mixed everything in, seperated the two halves and mixed the cocoa in, everything fine. The problems began when I couldnt be bothered to wash up a baking tray and used a tart case instead. I compounded this issue by using baking spray in a haphazard fashion rather than properly greasing each little tart cup. I made the dollops of cookie dough go into the cups, then I squashed them down (mistake no. 3) and baked them. Then I took them out and left them to cool. So far so good.

Here they are, cooling on the window sill. They look tasty, pretty, most importantly normal. I had no idea that in minutes, they would be reduced to horribly deformed, freakshow cookie mush. Can you guess what went wrong? Yep, they stuck to the tin. In skillfully taken pic #2, you can see the ratio of destroyed to non-destroyed cookies, separated with the spoon.

In case the blur makes counting hard, I did a batch of 20 cookies, and was able to get 6 out of the tin without making them disintegrate. Oops.

The crumbly messy mush was delicious though.


Jeni Treehugger said...

Freakshow cookie mush - lol. Epic fails make me smile only because I have my fair share of them and it means I'm perfectly normal.

For the Love of Guava said...

Oh No! I've been guilty of many a careless baking mistake... good visual though... I think that's really the key with Epic Fails... :)

For the Love of Guava said...

P.S. if you need help with the crumbs...