The worst cake I ever made
Although I say it myself, I am usually good at making cakes. I must have been a bit distracted yesterday, that's all. Perhaps it was the sleep deprivation that has come as a result of the annoying gales keeping me awake.
I was quite excited to find a recipe for a gluten-free chocolate cake (not that anyone in our family needs gluten-free cake, but I thought it was worth finding out how to make one) and I was thrilled to discover that for once in my life when hit by the baking bug, I actually had all the ingredients in the store cupboard at the ready.
It was a really simple method, which just involved beating together all the ingredients - ground almonds instead of flour, eggs, olive oil (yes, you heard right! Just make sure you pick up the plain variety, not the one that's infused with garlic), vanilla essence, cocoa...........and sugar.
Yes, would you believe I actually forgot the sugar! I didn't even weigh it out and leave it standing on the side. I actually just totally missed the sugar on the list of ingredients. I didn't find out until I took the cake out of the oven and cut a slice. I cannot begin to describe how awful it tasted. I needed several drinks of water and a biscuit or two to take away the revolting bitter taste.
So instead of being proud of myself for using up some store cupboard standbys in such a creative way, I am now kicking myself for wasting 3 good eggs. That's 3 poached egg breakfasts I've done myself out of.
Have you had any culinary disasters?