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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Rem
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1 year ago

It's grown a tentacle

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AJu
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1 year ago

Laughed very much at the caption :D

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Bill
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1 year ago

"Its a its aaah rocket ship.yeah a rocketship. " "Death to Smoochie" a great adult humor Robin Williams movie

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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.

KCN
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1 year ago

Or dump them in a bowl, pour milk over them and eat them for breakfast. Probably have less sugar than most breakfast cereals.

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Kesam
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1 year ago

Day #500 of quarantine. We're out of food. Eating cow pats to stay alive.

NanZ
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1 year ago

I have to say that they look yummy. I would just count it as one big cookie and eat it!

Who knows Cheryl
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1 year ago

But i only ate ONE cookie!!

Well, I Tried
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1 year ago

Oh come on cookies! It's because of cookies like you that we have to stay in quarantine!

Perfumista Perfumista
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1 year ago

sometimes chilling prior to baking can help

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago

This is how my husband bakes cookies. I always say, "Now remember: they will spread." And he ALWAYS says, "I know! I'm not stupid!" And then they turn out like this. They still taste good, but it still makes me laugh.

juan McCauley
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1 year ago

"I told them to stay away from each other, I don't know what happened..."

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Vanessa Sorensen
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1 year ago

Mega cookie!

Jacob Clark
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1 year ago

oh no corona

Jaime Brinkley
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1 year ago

🤣You're caption!🤣 I needed that chuckle!

Manya Mitta
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1 year ago

I can eat this big of a cookie

O Jackson
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1 year ago

At least you get a big cookie. Coolie monster would LOVE this!

Jenneth Allison
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1 year ago

Less butter and more flour next time and you can always add and extra egg to keep them chewy. When making cookies your dough should be firm so that when you scoop it it’s kinda stiff. Ish.

Sahiba Waila
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1 year ago

well i guess you can make a flower out of it

David Jeu
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1 year ago

My kind of cookie :)

Madzdad the bard
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1 year ago

That counts as one cookie, right? Asking for a friend.

glowworm2
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1 year ago

The cookies are having an orgy!

marnidarr
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1 year ago

I don't see the problem. You baked a cookie. Oh, did you have company?

William Varner
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1 year ago

supercookie

ROBERT NELSON
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1 year ago

its one huge cookie

Micki Van Patten
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1 year ago

Looks like Sasquatch got into the prunes

Julie Johnston
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1 year ago

I'll have that with my first cup of coffee, make some more

Shinomi Chan
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1 year ago

They're Legion, for they are many.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Still good to eat, try less butter next time !!!

Barn Owl Hedwig
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1 year ago

Hey, my cookies descinigrated.

Kimberley Thomas
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1 year ago

Looks like Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

Audrey G Barachina
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1 year ago

Blob

Carol Scarpinatto
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1 year ago

Chill dough before baking!

Bob Connely
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1 year ago

I've had Dairy Cattle that had piles that looked an awful lot like that...

Remi Shehab
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1 year ago

Love the caption.

Jaybird3939
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1 year ago

You could make it a "Happy Birthday" cookie?

Karen Schmidt
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1 year ago

Uh, you forgot something! ;) There have been delinquent cookies in my past, too.

katboxjanitor
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1 year ago

Just about the right serving size...yup!

rehabisforquitters
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1 year ago

I swear I've seen something just like this in a pasture close to my house...

Lej Sherst
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1 year ago

cut them apart and put ice cream in between for ice cream sandwiches.

Laurentiu
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1 year ago

No way...

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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1 year ago

nice cookie!

JJM
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1 year ago

Yummy! one big cookie all for me.

Nevi Løvfelt
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1 year ago

A big cow had a bad stomach.

Janis Wise
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1 year ago

They look like grandma’s naked ass. I’ve never seen that mind you, Uh, that’s just what I think it would look like.

Sharon-Shay Walsh
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1 year ago

Ooooooo take 2 big chunks and put a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup in the middle.

Pamela E Brueckner
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1 year ago

Gosh, brings back warm memories of my son's 16 birthday...his cake was a mess and he was disgusted with my baking attempt s

Toby Munshin
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1 year ago

Quarantine them and send them to your local hospital staffs. They need it. And they deserve it. I bet they haven't had a break since last month.

Toby Munshin
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1 year ago

quarantine them and give them to your local hospital staffs. They need it. They deserve it.

Cathy Carey
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1 year ago

Try chilling the dough before baking

melbfk
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1 year ago

Just consider it to be one large cookie and all is well.

Bored Silly
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1 year ago

OMG that looks so good. Yummy

melanie bly
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1 year ago

That's one big cookie. There's a lot you can make out of this monster.

Carole Strawn
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1 year ago

Will still taste just fine.

CARMEN FLORES
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1 year ago

ET go home.......

Mike Rodrick
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1 year ago

Burned toast?

Garth Robinson
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1 year ago

I'm kinda hungry, that'll do nicely thankyou.

Katherine Gilleland
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1 year ago

Probably melted the butter too much

Joanne Hudson
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1 year ago

I would LOVE it cut in 4s. I love giant cookies to nibble on and on and on.

Id row
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1 year ago

Put the dough in the fridge for at least a half hour before baking it. Also, add a half teaspoon of cream of tartar. That would have fixed this issue 100%.

Alecto Carrow
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1 year ago

It's OK, you can eat the whole thing and still technically say 'I've only had one cookie'.

Elizabeth Roethle Crawford
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1 year ago

Great butterfly

Maxine Jewell
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1 year ago

Not enough flour

Kjorn
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1 year ago

i'll take only ONE cookie then...

Simon Salameh
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1 year ago

Lebanese Cookies?

Lennyn Arndt
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1 year ago

Still looks tasty. Only difference is that now its a giant butterfly.

Louise Brigance
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1 year ago

Nom...best kind.

Not what you think.
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1 year ago

For when you are allowed to have only one cookie.

CHUA YEE HWEE
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1 year ago

lol!🤣looks yum dough!(geddit?!) i think you should just eat it like that☆*: .。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Patty Leaton
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1 year ago

after eating curry

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Or frost them, then cut them into rounds or squares...

Reem Hamze
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1 year ago

Is that a cookie or a cake? I seriously can't tell

Full Name
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1 year ago

Gotta watch that waistline so make sure you only eat one cookie at a time. I see one cookie here.

Crystalyn Snyder
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1 year ago

Too much baking soda and not enough chilling

Sue_Doe
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1 year ago

Sweetie, that is not a cookie. Love the effort, though :-)

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Mickey Mouse gained weight during quarantine.

Nadine
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1 year ago

Sure, I'd love A cookie!

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

Way too much butter (or not enough flour)

Liz Malcom
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1 year ago

Cookie pizza!

Dawn Everly
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1 year ago

too much butter. I'd eat it

Jjjane20
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1 year ago

It kind of looks like something that cow has made, but it's still cookie and I would eat it.

desert29rat
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1 year ago

Wow. That's one BIG cookie.

Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This happened to me when I tried to bake chocolate chip shortbread, except mine managed to fill up the whole sheet.

Kate S
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1 year ago

Use butter!!

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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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Mark
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1 year ago

Thinks first picture was the after, looks at second picture, what the hell!!!!

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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!

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Epextecation vs reality

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rai mei
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1 year ago

it's still cute :)

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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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Miss Cris
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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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Emperor Kitten
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1 year ago

Or make a sourdough starter. You won't get your pizza for a week, but it'll be awesome.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

Failed rainbow cookies look like cool mined gem cookies.

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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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Nawal Wali
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1 year ago

That oval is going to be me by the end of all this

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 year ago

You've been burning

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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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Johnny Farnen
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1 year ago

No such thing as a peanut butter cookie made too big.

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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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1 year ago

Baking is science, lol

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I tried to make pretzels and they went MUTANT 

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Tabitha L
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1 year ago

Yummy. Pretzel rolls!!

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Miss Cris
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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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Oaklynn Emberly
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1 year ago

This are the kind of pictures that you just keep laughing at even though you can’t figure out what exactly is so funny about them.

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read041
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1 year ago

WHY?! Do you want the cookie to taste like soap?!

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