I like to give myself cooking challenges. Like - find THE monster cookies recipe. You know, the perfect one. Or THE cinnamon roll recipe.
Now I'm doing a different kind of challenge. I recently attempted to take part in this cooking challenge from a really cool lady. :) I was excited about my "out-of-the-box" idea to make a quick bread from a root vegetable. Below is the ingredient list I came up with. Now keep in mind that I could follow no recipe, so I was racking my brain, trying not to leave out one crucial ingredient in a quick bread.
I mixed it up, and oh my, the batter tasted delicious. Wow - this was going to turn out wonderfully. How long to bake? 375 degrees for just under an hour. That seemed about right. The aroma was so lovely! It came out looking beautiful, the toothpick was clean.
After about five minutes of being out of the oven, Hubby started commenting on how I could "do no wrong" in the kitchen. Just as he finished his words, I turned to find both of my loaves deflating! Oh no! My bread turned into what we called the "sponge bread". Or what Malia calls the "brown bread". It was dense and spongy. Not what you want in a quick bread. Humph. I evidently didn't have the mix of ingredients quite right. :)
But alas...I now have my my next challenge. I want to fix whatever I did wrong. Because the flavor was really good. Somehow we're still making it through the loaves. Well, Malia and I anyway. Hubby, not so much. The texture is just to weird for him.
***Side note about the paper my ingredients are written on. I have no clue how "God will show me the way" was written on it. My guess is one of my piano lesson girls did it while waiting for their lesson.