We’re all craving something sweet and soothing during the quarantine. So why not try out that banana bread recipe that's been hanging on your fridge for over two years now? I mean, the ten boxes of eggs, aka your coronapocalypse hoard, ain't gonna bake themselves.

The pans are flying in no time and the solo baking show is on. The timer goes off and there you have it—a doughy monstrosity and impressive baking fail. Bored Panda has collected the most unsuccessful attempts right down below that will hopefully spark your inner chef, because whatever you make… it can’t be that bad. Been there, baked that? Share your quarantine bake-off stories in the comments! 

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Just don’t ask...

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rai mei
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1 year ago

the dough is trying to escape?

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Katri
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1 year ago

HAHAHAH :D

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

They can be rabbit heads!

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You’re not the only one considering making banana bread. The global pandemic has turned many into avid home bakers. In fact, there are so many of them that suppliers have been forced to increase production.

Bloomberg reports that baking staples have become a sort-of luxury. Baking yeast sales were up 457% over last year for the week ending March 28. Flour was up 155%, butter up 73%, baking powder up 178%, and eggs up 48%.

Robert Harper, the president at Hopkinsville Milling Co., said the company is packing twice as much flour as usual. Harper commented: “It started to look like Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. People have time on their hands and are trying to save some money.”

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

Cut them up post bake when they’re still a little soft. Or if they’re a little hard crumble them up into large chunks and sprinkle on ice cream. Nom.

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My make-shift attempt at making a bunny failed me, but I think I baked a fat cat instead? 

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Dian Parama Kosala
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1 year ago

Just add "from hell" to the title and its ok

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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

How can you forget flour? Its the main ingredient most of the time

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Bored Panda contacted Beth Coombes, a professional pastry chef and the owner of bespoke bakery Pili Pala Cakehouse, who told us about everything you need to know to bake in quarantine like a pro.

Beth suggests always reading your recipe in full before just going for it. “Baking is such a science and things must be done in the correct order to achieve the end result you want,” she explained. Plus, always weigh your ingredients before starting so you can concentrate on the method while making it.

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So...this looked to be baking perfectly and happily in the oven...this was the surprise on the other side

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Shirin Hashim
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1 year ago

Was it trying to escape?

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“Ummm....are the cinnamon buns supposed to try and escape from the pan?

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

Love it, look so cool!

Sk8_boy
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1 year ago

Yep

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Karen Johnston
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1 year ago

I use a 9x13 cake pan. This looks like a pie pan. Yes, much too small. But they might be fine if you try them again with a larger pan. Sounds like you've got time. LOL

Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

Looks like an octopus

ispeak catanese
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1 year ago

Baked Kraken, serves 24.

Auggie LaBonte
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1 year ago

cthulhu? Is that you?

Sera the Dragon
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1 year ago

Did you just bake Cthulhu?

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Josephina Minutolo
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1 year ago

we can tell this person doesn't bake much... look how clean the oven is

Kalli Indellicate
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1 year ago

WAS CLEAN

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Jennie-Lind Normand
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1 year ago

Their pan was way too small! Cinnamon rolls really rise while baking. I am attempting them for the first time today, I may have my own fail later! ;)

Miss Cris
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1 year ago

Put us a pic, please!!!

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 year ago

They are on their way to my house, thanks

Amanda Sherland
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1 year ago

That actually looks really good!

Pudgecat
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1 year ago

Anybody else hear mission impossible music while looking at this?

Suzanne Clark
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1 year ago

It's alive!

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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1 year ago

You've got an alien in your oven!

Slune
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1 year ago

It looks at me! It has eyes!

katboxjanitor
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1 year ago

Just call them "Cinnamon Runs"

Janis Wise
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1 year ago

Cinnamon rolls have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, they’re very paranoid and do not do well in tight crowded situations. .

mary jane Wallace
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1 year ago

Some of them believed in social distances

Mo Poppins
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1 year ago

That oven is SO clean!

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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1 year ago

cinnamon bun pie! drizzle some frosting or whatever its called on it and that will be delicious!

Heather Menard
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1 year ago

haven't heard the expression to many buns in one basket. This is prime example.

Tonje Eriksen
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1 year ago

So that's where all the yeast went!

Martin Benneyworth
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1 year ago

tbh that still looks very tasty to me. get me some ice cream and a spoon please.

Malakai
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1 year ago

This one isn't actually that big of a fail--just use a bigger pan next time, or less dough :)

JD
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1 year ago

There's a few bakes on this thread that resemble creatures from the deep. So you're not alone.

pickle
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11 months ago

its like a monster

Micki Van Patten
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1 year ago

Chthulu!

Shinomi Chan
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1 year ago

I mean would YOU want to be cooked in an oven?

Nadja Brandys
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1 year ago

That's Cthulu...

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Try to google, whatever you want to make, there often will be valuable tips !!!

Spring Fisk
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1 year ago

looks good to me

Betsy Gee
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1 year ago

still looks delicious...just a bit too small to hold them, and makes for a funny picture

Mumof1
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1 year ago

A sleeping octopus

Kimberley Thomas
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1 year ago

"Eat me. Eat me."

O Jackson
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1 year ago

I don't know

Troy Currie
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1 year ago

I think they are trying to dodge the oncoming antique tractor in the background...

Zoey Hicks
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1 year ago

lol

Karen Schmidt
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1 year ago

I'd still eat that!

Mel Schmidt
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1 year ago

The ones who are trying to escape are just practicing social distancing. LOL!👅

rehabisforquitters
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1 year ago

Looks like my gut since we've been required to 'Shelter in Place'.

Lej Sherst
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1 year ago

yum anyway...

Teresa Groth
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1 year ago

HA, I bet they were tasty!

Nul Nemo
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1 year ago

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SF Angel
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1 year ago

URSULA LIVES!

EtherealSponge
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1 year ago

Hopping cinnamon bunnies

Leesa DeAndrea
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1 year ago

Is it the yeast? Is the yeast over-active? I'm not one who bakes so I haven't a clue as to why this is happening to people's efforts to bake bread.

Valentina Coviello
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1 year ago

OctopuS style LOVE IT 🐙

Cheryl Messercola
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1 year ago

Looks like an octopus!

okpkpkp
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1 year ago

Escape from the pan right into my mouth.

Warren Hall
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1 year ago

I hope that is a self-cleaning oven.

Annette Cerreta
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1 year ago

Octobun

David Cheung
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1 year ago

The recipe prob called for a larger size pan, and you used a small one. Also, try a tall pan, maybe use Those big turkey roast pan. They are big and tall.

Lisa Tetlow
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1 year ago

Octopus Rolls!

Tascha Aveloo
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1 year ago

ESCAPE FROM CINNATRAZZ!!🤪🤪🤪

Bored Silly
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1 year ago

Needs a bigger pan.

Caroline Sinclair
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1 year ago

they look delicious anyway!

BRYLEE CORN
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1 year ago

yes

Sharon Madsen
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1 year ago

whoa!

melanie bly
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1 year ago

Wowwee! You can never have enough cinnamon rolls! Second's any one?

Mike Rodrick
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1 year ago

An octopus trying to make a run for it.

Jaye Miller
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1 year ago

Yum, I’d love one

Lily dL
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1 year ago

Are you sure are not escargots?

George Hudacko
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1 year ago

Yeast 'escape' dough!

Dante Popple
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1 year ago

cthuluu returns!!!!

Lisa
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1 year ago

This looks like fun for camping, like in a dutch oven or a deep enough skillet

Id row
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1 year ago

I would pour icing over it and chomp away.

Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

Release the Kraken!

Alex Reaney
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1 year ago

The infamous cinnamon “octopi” .

PanditoBandito
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1 year ago

I would totally eat that, just pull and dip in frosting!

Lennyn Arndt
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1 year ago

Nice. The pan sure adopted a great hairstyle. May or may not be a little poofy....

Kelly Purcell
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1 year ago

Overflowing with joy

Starlee87
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1 year ago

Looks good to eat at least still

Kitsune Chan
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1 year ago

It's not a disaster. It looks amazing. It's just one big cinamon family :D

CHUA YEE HWEE
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1 year ago

looks like it!

Daniel Payne
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1 year ago

love it fab how it is over grown and that as well

Patty Leaton
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1 year ago

octopus cousin

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

I've never seen so much baking trying to escape the oven in all of my life...LOL!!!!!

Yvonne
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1 year ago

Slather them with icing and everyone will love them

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago (edited)

This looks like art. I'm gonna print it out and hang it in my guest bath. Lol

Annie
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1 year ago

LOL! I see a few tentacles and shrooms in there!

Anna-Marie Buchner
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1 year ago

UM oops lmao the pan runnith over

The Emerald Triangle
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1 year ago

They are trying to practice social distancing.

Kim Bush
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1 year ago

Why do I hear the theme music from Jaws?...... You're gonna need a bigger pan.

Mary Ciulla
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1 year ago

They look so good, especially with butter.

Kathy Brown
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1 year ago

I still want one.

Christine M Quigley
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1 year ago

Wrong size pan, too much dough

Rae Black
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1 year ago

That looks yummy!!

Karen Gavaletz
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1 year ago

Yes, yes they are....the trick is knowing how to catch them before they get away!....

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

I think we’re gonna need a bigger pan.

bdunbar@kcls.org
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1 year ago

Hoping you have a self clean oven cycle??? make sure to take your racks out first, but they look awesomely good and you can eat them, after some good cream cheese frosting while letting the oven do it's thing. They will give you the energy to clean it after the cycle is done anyway ;-)

Ice cube
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1 year ago (edited)

I would still eat it, I love cinnamon buns!

kitcats
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1 year ago

all people need are bigger pans

Dawn Everly
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1 year ago

Cinnamon-lava buns!!

Annabell
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1 year ago (edited)

But they look delicious anyway 😋

Saima Faruki
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1 year ago (edited)

wow fantastic idea http://darpanit.com/top-universities-in-sri-lanka/

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Epextecation vs reality

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1 year ago

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The pastry chef named a couple of beginner’s mistakes that are best to avoid. One of the most common ones is setting the oven to the right temperature. “Cakes cook on so many different temperatures to get different results, so don’t think 'ah, this temp will do,' as it might not work, and you’ll learn that the hard way.”

Another common mistake that anyone who is new to baking could make is simply not knowing the technique. “For example, 'beating' or 'folding' techniques. If you’re not sure what a word means, give it a little google first and you’ll be good to go.”

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

You can use them in a barbecue now!

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1 year ago

It looks delicious anyway

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Rissie
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1 year ago

But how? It really isn't that hard...

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If you can decide on a recipe to try out when in quarantine, Beth has shared her super-easy salted caramel brownies recipe with all the Pandas out there. The ingredients you’ll need are: 170g dark chocolate, 170g unsalted butter, 3 eggs, 225g caster sugar, 50g cocoa, 50g plain flour, ½ tsp sea salt, 100g salted caramel.

“Preheat your oven to 150℃ and line a 11”/8” tin. First, melt the chocolate and butter together and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Then, whisk your eggs and sugar together until combined before adding your chocolatey butter mixture. Continue to gently whisk until it all comes together, then add your cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Fold this together, to make sure it’s all smooth and combined—it will be super-thick and shiny.”

“Lastly, add half of your salted caramel to the brownie, fold, and combine. Pour this in the tin, then drizzle and swirl the other half through the brownie. Give it a couple of taps on the table to level it out and bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes.” 

“Once ready, it should still be a little wobbly in the center, but crusted and set around the edges. You must leave this to cool for a few hours before cutting into squares and indulging—trust me, it will totally be worth it!” Bon appetit!

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Baking fail. My macarons exploded and didn’t grow feet.
I’m pretty sure it had to do with my almond flour. I made my own and I think it was too moist. I haven’t been able to find ready made almond flour but almonds are readily available. I’m gonna try again

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

Macarons are very difficult to do. Yours look arty in some way.

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In my attempt at making pizza, i discovered my yeast had expired in 2010. And the supermarkets had ran out of yeast. Then I read about making yeast from dried fruit. I used dried longan and here is an interesting outcome. The dough was stretchy and after baking, I ended up with a very pleasant tasting crispy and slightly chewy sweetish flatbread. It went really well with crunchy peanut butter

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Karen Johnston
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1 year ago

You can store yeast in the freezer. I've got some that's at least 2 years old and still works fine.

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Deborah Brett
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1 year ago

Try chilling the assembled cookies before baking them, and reduce the leavening?

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Sadly my challahday easter bunny didn't quite work out. Seems to have come down with some hip dysplasia, ear disconnection, and a touch of elephantiasis in the oven... I think the main culprits here were uneven working of the various strands, slight underproofing, and perhaps some rusty baking skills. Next time..

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ZombieGirl
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1 year ago

It actually doesn't look too bad

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

They're cute!

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rai mei
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1 year ago

baking..exactly what?

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A bit too much of baking soda

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Mark
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1 year ago

Congratulations you made..........................a mess!

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Sweet f’n dreams people!!

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Nawal Wali
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1 year ago

This ones seen things

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I think I made the peanut butter cookies a bit too big.

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rai mei
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1 year ago

your doggo looks sad :(

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He’s baaaaaa-ck! 3. Oh no!! 4. Sleepy sheepy

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Mark
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1 year ago

Googly eyes would have helped along with a derpy smile.

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Collin Lyle
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Baking is science, lol

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I tried to make pretzels and they went MUTANT 

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devi L.
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1 year ago

This looks good

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1 year ago

Oven in a too low temperature

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i am normally a good baker. i found a recipe for egg custard pie. i told my husband 2 go 2 the store to get the ingredients (only 1 person per family is allowed in the store and i cannot be trusted because i come home with a whole bunch of junk food lol). 1 of the ingredients were pie crust, i told him the pie crust are in the refrigerated section near the eggs and where the cookie dough is. he came home with pie crust from the freezer in a pie plate already....i have never seen these in my life and the pie dish was not deep. this was the outcome of using pie crust i have never made before. apparently the egg custard somehow got under the pie crusts while baking, and that big bubble in the middle is the pie crust

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Maiun
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1 year ago

Lesson 1. Make your own pie crust. Lesson 2. Pastry formula: half fat to flour. EG. 8 oz flour 4 oz fat. Lesson 3. Use butter, freeze it, grate it into the flour, cut together with a butter knife, add COLD water( 1/4 to 1/2 a cup) gradually, stirring gently until dough comes together, leave in fridge for 30 mins before rolling out (this lets the gluten in the flour relax and stops the pastry being tough) Enjoy

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rai mei
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1 year ago

ummm.. too much heat?

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Adam C
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1 year ago (edited)

But why use a 30 year old dough?

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Adam C
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1 year ago

Look ok.

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

This actually loks nice

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