So what did I stuff up?
I decided to make a batch of Anzac Biscuits as they were so loved by everyone in the family, even my mum put in an order. So where did it go so wrong. Was it because I crushed the macadamia nuts with a rolling pin because I couldn't find a part for the food processor? This meant the macadamia nuts were too big and chunky to stick to the mixture. Or was it that I free poured my malt syrup thinking I had it under control. Whatever it was, no matter how much extra butter and syrup I used it would not stick to-bloody-gether!! Whereas the first batch I made, stuck together with no effort required. I have no idea why but i'm blaming the nuts. I ended up being a little crafty and turning it into a delicious crumble that I can put over the top of yoghurt and shared that with my mum. I'm going to attempt round 2 tomorrow arvo and if you drive past my house and see a pan thrown out on the road... know that the biscuits have defeated me.
Fark up number 2 was a doozy. I decided to make the Gluten Free Choc chip biscuits. I couldn't source any buckwheat flour and good old google told me that you can substitute it for Quinoa flour. However good old google forgot to tell me that Quinoa flour tastes like ass.... So when I started mixing it, I was thinking it had a really strange "beany" smell coming from it, I should have stopped there. The next problem I had, was the opposite to my anzac biscuits. The dough was really really gooy and sticky. So I kept adding more stink flour. It didn't seem to be helping at all. Eventually I got the consistency to be gooy enough to roll in my hands. I added the choc chips lovingly and put them in the oven on two trays. The first batch I burnt the ass out of. The second batch were cooked just right. I cut the bottom off the burnt ones in an attempt to save them. Once again, I'm not sure why I bothered. I offered one to the 6 year old and he spat it into the sink. I decided to try one myself and yeh it was bad! So now I had 12 biscuits that tasted like alpha sprouts and something else I cant put my finger on. I took them to my parents, because I knew if anyone would like them it would be my Dad. Due to the fact it had chocolate in it and he has the ability to sniff out chocolate a mile away. He had a taste and then handed the container back to me. He gave me the instructions to take them home and never bring them back in the house again (i think he thought I was trying to kill him). I then had the idea of taking them to work and see if anyone might like them, but mum told me that would be a cruel and horrible thing to do to people I liked. So those were binned.
The last thing I destroyed was my yoghurt scrolls. I went a little crazy on the yoghurt and didn't put enough flour in, so it was gooey and sticky. I added more flour in an attempt to even it out and eventually got there after a few swear words. I decided to make ham, tomato and cheese scrolls and some coca2 chocolate scrolls. I was very excited about these. The first ham scroll I made, I didn't use enough dough so I couldn't roll it properly, so that got thrown in the bin. The next two were made perfectly! YAY me. I also smashed out those cocoa2 scrolls and thought finally something was working out. WRONG! I decided to have a little looksy whilst they were cooking and noticed that the three cocoa2 scrolls had come apart and there was chocolate sauce leaking out very close to the ham scrolls. So I had to pull them out and throw them in the bin. The other 2 ham scrolls survived the ordeal and were cooked to perfection. I told the husband and the 6 year old they could have them for lunch. Finally something worked. But then I had to get ready for the thermo mix party and left them sitting out to cool. I never came back to them till the next morning... ham out over night... Who wants salmonella? So they too had to be binned.
Today I decided that I was not going near the kitchen. I had my chicken salad for lunch, some raspberry loaf (which smelt funky, so I threw that out today too) and some corn puffs. For dinner I made a toasted sandwich. I just couldn't face my nemesis today. My husband asked me if I was considering buying the thermo-mix (he came with me to the demo) He also witnessed my kitchen destruction and how it turned me into Gordan Ramsey without the cooking abilty, just the attitude and swearing. They are just soooooo expensive but this quitting sugar journey requires a lot of cooking, especially of goodies for the kids lunchboxes. So who knows. Will I join the cult? We all know I wont raise the money from a bake sale... Hmm to be continued.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!!