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.

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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?

GenXandEarnedItAll
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1 year ago

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

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SweetCee
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1 year ago

It's just excited to see you

Molly Block
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1 year ago

This again?? How does this happen??

Josiane Roy
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1 year ago

Oven needs to be leveled. It's got a lean

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bdunbar@kcls.org
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1 year ago

Baking has a whole lot less leeway than cooking. Measure...measure...measure.....why the heck haven't we all gone metric???? They tried like 50 years ago here in the states........it's so simple. You use 10's...People my parents age just couldn't handle it, so now we have difficulty baking and weirdly all know the aproximate size of a litre ;-)

Wilma Sliwiak
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1 year ago

bdunbar, alcohol sold in metric quantities

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Karen Johnston
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1 year ago

So, this is the second one like this. Being a bit of a baker, I have no idea how this even happened.

Charles Bosse
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1 year ago

My guess is that it had too much baking powder, baked enough to form a crust and liquify inside, with a fast reaction and limited escape it formed an "appendage". Obviously it's not a common problem or it wouldn't make this list.

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mntryjoseph
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1 year ago

It's ALIVE!

Alejandro Villegas
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1 year ago

IT LIVES

Christine Cloonan
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1 year ago

It’s a gooey duck loaf😂🤣😂

Charles Bosse
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1 year ago

That's not how you spell it though.

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Jan Feline
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1 year ago

Another, uh, tentacle?

Sahiba Waila
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1 year ago

HELP! THE CAKE IS ESCAPING

Noel Newnam
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1 year ago

Baked version of the film The Ring.

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago

That actually makes sense. Lol.

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katboxjanitor
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1 year ago

Awesome! "Honey, I made you a special dessert today! Close your eyes!" **thud** OK, you can open them now....((snicker...snort))

Jane Zimmerman
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1 year ago

You could never do that again in a million years! BUT IF YOU COULD...THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!

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Steven Meyer
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1 year ago

It lives!

Mike Rodrick
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1 year ago

An elephant!

Mo Poppins
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1 year ago

I’ve NEVER experienced this. Does anyone know what causes this to happen?

Christina Chambers
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1 year ago

It's elephant bread! 😂

Elizabeth Roethle Crawford
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1 year ago

I bake and I cant for the life of me figure out what you and the other lady did to get the bread to do that?

Joseph Krauter
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1 year ago

Dear God the loaf looks like a puppet from the movie The Thing!

Patty Leaton
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1 year ago

almost made it alive

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Catching it, it's running away!!!

NanZ
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1 year ago

What makes that happen?

spirit wolf
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1 year ago

I'm curious too...in all my years of baking I've never seen that happening.

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Jérémy Tetrel
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5 months ago

It's alive

Selena4life
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1 year ago

It's getting hot in here, so climb out of the pan.

Alexia
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1 year ago

It has grown some tiny feet at the end of the... tentacle

Shinomi Chan
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1 year ago

Oh no. Satan came in da house.

merlinsmommy
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1 year ago

It's just the handle.

Redwitch Kollections
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1 year ago

Cthulhu reincarnating ....slow process...loll

ZanePlayz
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1 year ago

it was saying "HELP I CANT ESCAPE THIS BAKING FAIL"

JoAnn LePoer
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1 year ago

I think this was trying to escape from the oven

Ian Irving
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1 year ago

Again Jealousy!!!!!

Sharon Hahn
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1 year ago

The claw came out!

Mumof1
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1 year ago

Quick - it's making a run for it...

Kimberley Thomas
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1 year ago

Another one? They're spreading like Gremlins. Don't feed them!

Audrey G Barachina
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1 year ago

Ewww

O Jackson
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1 year ago

Was it in trouble and wanted to get out of jail? LOL

Zoey Hicks
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1 year ago

its a hand!!

Slune
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1 year ago

Oh my god....and I gave #1 my 100 points!

Michael Krog
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1 year ago

Oh god.

Narelle Pearce
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1 year ago

Because you didn't turn it halfway through baking it 😂

maya P.K
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1 year ago

dick lol

backatya
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1 year ago

a turd escaping

Mel Schmidt
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1 year ago

I think I seen something like this on X Files.

rehabisforquitters
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1 year ago

What kind of bread was this supposed to be?

John Baker
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1 year ago

How does this even happen?

Rolinka Nuse
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1 year ago

alien

Laurentiu
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1 year ago

something is missing...

JJM
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1 year ago

An elephant's trunk.

SF Angel
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1 year ago

That’s just damn frightening

Leesa DeAndrea
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1 year ago

What is with these appendages bread is growing? How does it even do that?

David Kichi
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1 year ago

Aah, classic appendage bread done right! A staple for single ladies having Thanksgiving together.

Dinda Sakura
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1 year ago

🤣 scary hahaha but stay strong~ u can do it!!

Eszter Kiss
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1 year ago

The Thing. Cake edition

zims
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1 year ago

How does something like this even happen? I can see it bubbling up on the middle as it rises, but spilling out the side? And a whole big chunk? Something ain't right there.

Tatjana Debus
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1 year ago

Pretty good 1

Cathy Carey
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1 year ago

OMG, looks like it tried to escape

Tascha Aveloo
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1 year ago

🤪😯😯😯🤪🤪Euuhmmm... never mind🤪🤪🤪🤣🤣🤣

Emy Loves
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1 year ago

Lol!...what's up with all these penis loaves?!? I thought wee-wees were supposed to go limp in the cold, not the heat ;)

melanie bly
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1 year ago

Wow, looks like it was working hard in the oven. Just pooped out I guess. Just wack that part off.

Valerie Anne
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1 year ago

What was it supposed to be? And when did it grow a giant penis?

Jenifer Halpern
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1 year ago

This looks like ALIEN cooked!

Chris DiFonso
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1 year ago

It's hard to believe this was an accident, the dough would probably have overflowed in other areas

Dorothy Cloud
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1 year ago

LOL

Barbara Vandewalle
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1 year ago

HOW

Kathy Shann
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1 year ago

Lol

John Swaffar
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1 year ago

Meat loaf! It’s like crape mettle’s! No explanation needed!

Joanne Hudson
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1 year ago

What are people trying to bake that comes out with a giant penis?

Id row
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1 year ago

More penis bread, I can't even imagine how that's happening. I've been baking my own bread for years and never once had that happen.

Paulo Antonio Moreira
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1 year ago

Another "tentacle".

Louise Brigance
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1 year ago

bet it tastes just fine! looks good

Kelly Purcell
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1 year ago

Trying to social distance itself.awww

CHUA YEE HWEE
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1 year ago

it looks like the cake is male 'cause ''he'' just grew a ''dick''!not being sarcastic,thou.

Daniel Payne
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1 year ago

OMG !!!!! Well it come with practice

Laura Martin
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1 year ago

“Get this to the lab immediately!”

Joyce Deering
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1 year ago

I have one word for this. Yikes!

Debbie Faircloth
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1 year ago

lol Reminds me of a quahog.

Reem Hamze
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1 year ago

Tentacle arms

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

Ruunnn...it's the blob...we're doomed.

Jaime Brinkley
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1 year ago

Apparently cakes have bowel movements, too😳

Dave Chapman
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1 year ago

Or grow funky looking appendages...

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Yvonne
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1 year ago

Nailed it! It looks just like the other one! Good job

Anna-Marie Buchner
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1 year ago

EWE oops

Sue_Doe
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1 year ago

Alien!!

Bonnie Toltz
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1 year ago

It's an elephant's trunk

Toast Of Saint Louis
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1 year ago

Hey lady, your cake hung.

Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

Another bread, um, dealy

Vero Morales
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1 year ago

...how??

Manya Mitta
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1 year ago

how funny looks like a dick

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Why are these things growing arms?

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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1 year ago

Breadnis probably tasted really good and crispy.

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

GOTTA GET OUTTA HERE!!

DKS 001
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1 year ago

it's limp .........

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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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