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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6 months ago

It's grown a tentacle

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AJu
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6 months ago

Laughed very much at the caption :D

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Bill
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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

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

Molly Block
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6 months ago

Same here.

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GeneralZod
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6 months ago

it's my before and after quarantined body

desert29rat
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6 months ago

I think you killed it.

Rabbit Carrot
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6 months ago

Jaba the Hut cookies

Tor Rolf Strøm
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6 months ago

Looks a little like me before and after quarantine...

Nora H.
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6 months ago

Oh noooo.. poor bunny!

Ice cube
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6 months ago

Totoro!

Kathy Smith
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6 months ago

Yeah, cookie dough doesn’t work that way.

Linda HS
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6 months ago

Bunny on steroids?

KatHat
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6 months ago

Having all of these a different size and thickness is asking for trouble with almost any type of food.

Charl Marx
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6 months ago

I see a snorlax

Bill
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6 months ago

Still a bunny, to bad it'z Frank from Donnie Darko

rehabisforquitters
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6 months ago

This 'bunny' could really use some moisturizer....

Janis Wise
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6 months ago

No, you did fine, bunnies just age very quickly.

Carol Emory
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6 months ago

The first picture shows that your dough was too warm. If you do it again..form the bunnies then put them in the fridge or freezer before baking them and it will limit the spread.

JD
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6 months ago

No. You didn't.

Barbara
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6 months ago

Crumpled cat?

devi L.
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6 months ago

Looks like a bunny sitting

Ximenna Jimenez
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5 months ago

Me in the first picture:I'll be skinny for the rest of quarantine :D 1 month later: I DON'T CARE ANYMORE ;^;

Mumof1
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6 months ago

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

-AestheticDevil-
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6 months ago

I think the bunny got run over by a steam roller

Micah Pettit
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6 months ago

They made a Chungus. XD

katboxjanitor
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6 months ago

Roadkill cookie?

Roz Adams
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6 months ago

Or a shar-pei

Rosa Maria Rmdl
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6 months ago

It looks like a gremlins lol

Max Han
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6 months ago

Garfield What happened to you?

Zoe's Mom
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6 months ago

Donnie Darko???

Michał Górski
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6 months ago

Cthulhu fhtagn!

Kathryn Perea
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6 months ago (edited)

At first I thought...WOW she did a great job...and I wondered..🤔.Why is it in the baking fails?...then I scrolled down...aha!! I see why...great effort though...at least you tried 😁 I would eat it

ROBERT NELSON
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6 months ago

what the hell happened to the cookie thing!!!

Shinomi Chan
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6 months ago

Hey, don't body shame the bun bun

Nadja Brandys
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6 months ago

It's Totoro!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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6 months ago

Too much butter, eat fat cat !!!

Beatrice Neniute
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6 months ago

That baked bunny looks like a mini-Totoro.

Breana Fisher
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6 months ago

BRING ME HAN SOLO

Blain Rumage
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6 months ago

the first picture looked more like a bunny than the last picture

Horizon
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6 months ago

I literally snorted my milk while scrolling with this one! 🤣🤣

Kimberley Thomas
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6 months ago

It looks like an angry fat-faced bunny.

O Jackson
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6 months ago

Yes, a cat

Marek Cieślik
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6 months ago

Donnie Darko strikes again.

Viki Banaszak
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6 months ago

Still looks edible.

Todd Hollfelder
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6 months ago

Decorate it with some sprinkles and frosting!

Teresa Groth
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6 months ago

It looks like a two headed turtle!

Laurentiu
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6 months ago

just for encouragement..

Kay Nyne
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6 months ago

*in distorted voice* "MEEE--YOWWW"

Claudia Wilch
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6 months ago

Chonky cat

Ronan Kernaghan [Student]
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6 months ago

What's the big deal, he just put on a few extra pounds. He is still beautiful, large or small.

Christine LaPorte
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6 months ago

Some bunny loves you! 🐾🐰

JJM
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6 months ago

Oh! but they are so cute. The pot belly is adorable.

Mornen Sbd
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6 months ago

Totoro?

BUMMERS
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6 months ago

Jabba The Bunny.

Bonnie Lauria
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6 months ago

Shar Peis cat???

Hilkka Viitala
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6 months ago

...that made me laugh, such a disappointment...

Parth Kulkarni
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6 months ago

Donnie Darko

Living_Shadow
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6 months ago

Okay disregarding the fact that the shape came out wrong, the texture of the final cookie looks superb. It looks super chewy and tasty

Tatjana Debus
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6 months ago

Awwwww what happened? 😱

Rã. R. Field
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6 months ago

Fossil found in the most strangest of places...

Bettye McKee
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6 months ago

Two-headed turtle?

Tascha Aveloo
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6 months ago

Thats what happens to quarentine cookies. Thry are FAT🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Michael Kondakov
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6 months ago

Ha-ha-ha, this is totally the shit demon from the Dogma movie)) The_Golgot...de1d0d.jpg The_Golgothan-5e966a0de1d0d.jpg

Shelby McClain
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6 months ago

The after photo is the Donny darko rabbit:’)

Steven Meyer
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6 months ago

Looks like Jabba the Hutt

melanie bly
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6 months ago

Awww, the first one looks like she's expecting and the second one just hit old age.

Mike Rodrick
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6 months ago

A hippo?

Eloise
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6 months ago

Totoro is that you?

Jenifer Halpern
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6 months ago

Yours looks like it tasted better!

Gregg Bender
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6 months ago

Bunny the Hutt. 😆

Joanne Hudson
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6 months ago

No no; great bunny second picture. Very realistic, really.

Mary Jaye
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6 months ago

better than I could do.

Lisa
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6 months ago (edited)

baking is an art, not for her/him however.

Cici Qiu
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6 months ago

the main thing to know is the cookie will flatten as it's baking.

Kate Johnson
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6 months ago

The dough was WAY too warm!

Piper T.
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6 months ago

cHONK

Elaine Harley
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6 months ago

Donnie Darko!

Alecto Carrow
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6 months ago

Picture 1 is the bunny before quarantine, Picture 2 is the bunny after :P

pebs
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6 months ago

You baked a monster!

Renato Nogueira Mota
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6 months ago

Totoro maybe

Heather Menard
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6 months ago

locks like that rabbit in johny darko

Zeph Kimotho
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6 months ago

I'm thinkiiiiiing........ DORNIE DARKO

Zeph Kimotho
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6 months ago

Dornie darko

Christine Wilkie
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6 months ago

That bunny looks like it’s been hit by a car😂

Dutch VanZandt
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6 months ago (edited)

Attack of the Blob...

Beverly Arnold
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6 months ago

Looks like roadkill

Khaled Kamel
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6 months ago

looks like the rabbit from "Donnie Darko" tripped and then got shoved into a witch's oven

Starlee87
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6 months ago

That's one fat bunny

CHUA YEE HWEE
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6 months ago

next time,u should bake the parts seperately than when its baked use icing or food glue to stick them togehther .dat should work cause it worked for meh😁

Joyce Deering
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6 months ago

A cat? Ah...no. It all looks the same once it hits the tummy though, doesn't it? Just eat it so no one has to look at it. Eat it quickly. I have baked similar looking "animals", I must admit.

Patty Leaton
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6 months ago

after&before plastic surgery

Johanne Trudeau
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6 months ago

Try making a bunny cake next time instead of a cookie...Most cookie batter expands when it bakes... Looks good though...

Charlotte Williamson
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6 months ago

before quarantine vs after quarantine

Tammy Barrett Henson
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6 months ago

Just an example of us before quarantine & after quarantine.

arthur lindsay coker
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6 months ago

Washington pinups

Michael Nebab
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6 months ago

Looks like the bunny version of the elephant man.

MissyTheUniverse
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6 months ago

Pinterest expectation vs reality

Donna McMahon
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6 months ago

Snort! 😂😂😂

Jenny McMillin
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6 months ago

Rabbit is adorable!

Stan Wolf
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6 months ago

I'd have that biopsied...

Annette Christopherson
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6 months ago

It can work as a bunny face.

Brent Hollett
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6 months ago

Instagram vs Reality.

Anna-Marie Buchner
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6 months ago

hahahaha

Kathy Brown
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6 months ago

YUM.

Laura Gritsons
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6 months ago

it's the creation of big chungus.

Katinka Min
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6 months ago

Well, it could be a roadkill bunny.

Sue_Doe
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6 months ago

Ooey gooeey yummy!

Carmen Honacker
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6 months ago

Nailed it! :D

Karen Gavaletz
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6 months ago

Cancerous growth?

Orionpax75
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6 months ago

Looks more like Jabba the Hutt lol

bdunbar@kcls.org
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6 months ago

I bet it tasted good!!!! And you tried??? Intent should matter, especially if you had a lot of butter in the dough ;-)

Wottermehlon Doge
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6 months ago

Big Chungus is angree

Jim Wamsley
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6 months ago

Thing from Fantastic Four!

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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6 months ago

Turn it upside down and is a scrotum with legs

Dian Parama Kosala
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6 months ago

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

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Vicky Zar
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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

Love it, look so cool!

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Epextecation vs reality

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rai mei
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6 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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6 months ago

You can use them in a barbecue now!

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6 months ago

It looks delicious anyway

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Rissie
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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

It actually doesn't look too bad

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Nawal Wali
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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

Googly eyes would have helped along with a derpy smile.

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Collin Lyle
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6 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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6 months ago

Yummy. Pretzel rolls!!

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Miss Cris
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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

ummm.. too much heat?

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Adam C
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6 months ago (edited)

But why use a 30 year old dough?

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Oaklynn Emberly
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6 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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6 months ago

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

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