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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9 months ago

It's grown a tentacle

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AJu
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9 months ago

Laughed very much at the caption :D

Nadine
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9 months ago

Still wasn't ready for the picture, tho.

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Ice cube
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9 months ago

Mmm, sasquatch feces.

Patricia Rix
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9 months ago

"Sasquatch feces." Too funny!

bdunbar@kcls.org
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9 months ago

If the ingredients are good........???? chances are it will be tasty, just really weird to look at. ;-)

Wottermehlon Doge
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9 months ago

Mr. Squatch what did we say about acorns?

Melissa Meaux
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9 months ago

Squatch poo😂

Rabbit Carrot
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9 months ago

Cooked dung

Steve Gray
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9 months ago

Dude, I love your description. Totally Sasquatch Feces.🤣💩

Kim Henen
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9 months ago

Omg Sasquatch feces 🤣😂

Monica Sargent
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9 months ago

You put that in your mouth?

Leslie O
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9 months ago

Exploded intestines?

dancebe4thestorm
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9 months ago

The cake has now officially a new name: Sasquatch feces :D

juan McCauley
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9 months ago

His name is Darryl.

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Jon S.
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9 months ago

It looks like a mess, but totally delicious!

Annabeth Chase
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9 months ago

...looks great!

tuzdayschild
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9 months ago

It said NO!

Mumof1
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9 months ago

Eeew - where's the pooper scooper!

arthur lindsay coker
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9 months ago

Preserving our animal outputs

Animal lover❤
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9 months ago

Looks... Different

Lyop
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9 months ago

Hahahaha!

elia 84631
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9 months ago

Looks like dog poop

JessG
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9 months ago

No, "Sasquatch feces"

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Magda Kočičková
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9 months ago

Very repulsive to look at!

ROBERT NELSON
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8 months ago

wow

Shinomi Chan
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9 months ago

Yeah it looks like a giant turd.

Dino Wecke
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9 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣😎🤘🏼👌🏼🤭

sharron lynn parsons
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9 months ago

Does not look good, but if good to eat, go for it !!!

Linda Axon
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9 months ago

I'm glad it tasted okay. In these hard times, we should learn toconcentrate on what's really important. LOL

Nancy Ledoyen
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9 months ago

Thanks for the fun laugh at your caption. Bet it still tasted great

Blain Rumage
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9 months ago

that looks really good. I hope it didn't go to waste

Ildiko Okido
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9 months ago

It's perfect if you don't want to share.

Carole Shirreffs
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9 months ago

Of all the failures, this is my favorite.

Carole Shirreffs
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9 months ago

Of all a the failures, this is my favorite. Good going.

Nivardo Chandler Dufresne
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9 months ago

😂😂😂

Audrey G Barachina
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9 months ago

THAT’S A GIANT POOP

O Jackson
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9 months ago

What. In. The. World. Hapoened?

Judith Milner
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9 months ago

Sasquatch feces 😂😂😂😂

MimsLarson
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9 months ago

Yikes!

katboxjanitor
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9 months ago

While laughing I heard a voice say "Holy Crap!!!" And remembered it is just me here. :)

Viki Banaszak
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9 months ago

Yup, def something out of a squatch!

Anna roberts
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9 months ago

Your very brave to try that

Todd Hollfelder
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9 months ago

I'd have to close my eyes when I put this in my mouth!!

Nancy Roccapriore
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9 months ago

It looks like something I just shoveled out of my backyard. :)

Glenna Elliott
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9 months ago

Cut and put some vanilla ice cream, and we will forget what it looked like...he ha=e

rehabisforquitters
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9 months ago

Oh my god....

Laurentiu
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9 months ago

who eats this ?

Kay Nyne
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9 months ago

Sasquatch *takes dump*: "Holyyyyyy $hit, I'm NEVER EVER eating another human again..."

JJM
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9 months ago

Oh! my.

Valentina Coviello
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9 months ago

Holy shit 😍

David Kichi
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9 months ago

Very ingeniously and aptly named, hope someday a loved one or enemy makes one for me during times of sadness or quarantine. Lmao

Janis Wise
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9 months ago

E-for effort. Who knows, you may need a “pan of Sasquatch poopoo” one day. Halloween’s coming. Or if you just use the Sas crap in an original and creative way I can up that grade for you.

Ina Schweitzer
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9 months ago

OMG lol. I can't stop laughing.

Philly Bob Squires
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9 months ago

Hilarious!

Tori Bishop
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9 months ago

💩

Di Felice
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9 months ago

I'll pass on the poop, thank you.

Bored Silly
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9 months ago

Ouch...like the morning after bad Mexican food.

Caprice Percle
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9 months ago

After the comment about feces, I’m out!

Caprice Percle
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9 months ago

Voted reading the comment about feces, I wouldn’t be able to eat it!

Peng Guan Liang
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9 months ago

Also failed, the dog outside also refused to eat.

Maria Patricia Garcia-Schlie
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9 months ago

Hahaha!!!!

Ayasophya Alturas
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9 months ago

did your dog poop in a pan?

Celtic Pirate Queen
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9 months ago

"sasquatch feces" perfect!

Mike Rodrick
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9 months ago

Was there an elephant in the oven? Looks like a shovel is required.

Jenifer Halpern
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9 months ago

Ok! Who cares how it looks! So, how did it taste!

Dorothy Cloud
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9 months ago

Oh goodness, you'd have to be adventurous to try the first bite!

Gregg Bender
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9 months ago

"Sasquatch Feces" would be a great band name.

Susanna Scott
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9 months ago

Now we know how big foot hides his tracks...

Pamela Grove
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9 months ago

This looks like a yeast problem or allowing it to overrise the second time. Although, its hard to know when someone isn't there.

Mary Jaye
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9 months ago

more important how it tastes than how it looks. so you did ok!

Kjorn
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9 months ago

sasquatch feces… best description ever!

Lennyn Arndt
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9 months ago

That looks...interesting.

juan McCauley
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9 months ago

Darryl broke in and took a deuce in the oven.

Joyce Deering
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9 months ago

Please...not before breakfast. How could anyone actually consume this? Blkkkk! The caption is spot on tho. I'd try again cuz it's full of sugar and SOUNDS delicious.

Bryan Kilgore
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9 months ago

Quick call a Doctor his insides have fallen out

Patty Leaton
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9 months ago

what I did to the toilet

Johanne Trudeau
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9 months ago

Hahaha!!! OMG!!!

Hannalee Tecleab
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9 months ago

this is soooooooo funny and I laughed at the caption! trying not to be rude but it kinda looks like poop but good writing skills 👍👏👏👏👏✌😁😁😁😁😜😜😜😊😊😊💕💕💕

Reem Hamze
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9 months ago

No offence, but that looks like a cake just exploded!

Brenda Owens
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9 months ago

I just adore your name.

Jaime Brinkley
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9 months ago

🤣👏

Avantia Damberg
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9 months ago

and if it didn't taste okay, you could just flush it down the toilet... #totallymakessense

Miriam Lloyd
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9 months ago

it DOES look like sasquatch feces.tee hee

Carol Taylor
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9 months ago

regardless of how it looks, though honestly we also consume food via the eye, as long as it still tastes good then you are more than half way there..

Dorothy Parker
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9 months ago

It does indeed. Speaking strictly from conjecture, of course.

Jenny McMillin
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9 months ago

It's not Sasquatch. It's Daryl.

Annette Christopherson
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9 months ago

A fossil?

Anna-Marie Buchner
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9 months ago

HAHAHAHA WOW just WOW

Emily Vogt
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9 months ago

The caption is priceless!!! 🤣

shado
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9 months ago

- still laughing at caption -

Laura Gorrell
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9 months ago

like but i still want the recipe

Kathy Brown
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9 months ago

I bet you it still was good with all those delicious ingredients.

Jeanne Fearson
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9 months ago

I’m glad it tasted good ‘cause it sure ain’t pretty!

Donna Reynolds
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9 months ago

Well, maybe it tastes good.

Lisa McClure
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9 months ago

Put some glaze and sprinkles on it! Or whipped cream and berries! They cover a multitude of sins!

Kate S
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9 months ago

Petrified bunny at center /left

Carmen Iparraguirre
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9 months ago

OMG.. I´d eat it anyway xD

Dawn Everly
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9 months ago

Sasquatch feces ...dead

Debbie Palmer
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9 months ago

Lol. Sasquatch feces.

Gabi
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9 months ago

Sasquatch feces 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

JD
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9 months ago

This one's worse than the 1st pic. Lol.

Katri
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9 months ago

HAHAHAH :D

Pamy Kermode
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9 months ago

Looks like a Picasso

Linda Harms
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9 months ago

Sometimes you just have to eat blindfolded.

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Bill
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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

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

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Vicky Zar
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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

Love it, look so cool!

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Epextecation vs reality

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rai mei
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9 months 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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9 months ago

You can use them in a barbecue now!

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Miss Cris
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9 months ago

It looks delicious anyway

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Rissie
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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

It actually doesn't look too bad

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Nawal Wali
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9 months ago

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

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Perfumista Perfumista
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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

Googly eyes would have helped along with a derpy smile.

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Collin Lyle
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9 months 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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9 months ago

Yummy. Pretzel rolls!!

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Miss Cris
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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

ummm.. too much heat?

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Adam C
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9 months ago (edited)

But why use a 30 year old dough?

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Oaklynn Emberly
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9 months 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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9 months ago

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

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