Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The best of intentions...

Hey everyone! I invited Ma over to test a new scone recipe that sounded good, Orange Ginger Scones...
FAIL!
I had a feeling things were going down hill from the way the batter was just way too wet, extra flour helped a little... but once I looked in the oven, well, lets just say I'll be cleaning up butter for a while...
Soft and melty, not scone like at all. Needless to say I won't be sharing the recipe.

I guess this is why they sell...
I hope your kitchen adventures work out better than mine today, 
I need a big ole cup of coffee and a fork!
Have a happy day:@)

34 comments:

  1. Oh, Lynn, every once in a great while, it is bound to happen. Are you sure Earl didn't add something when you weren't looking? Those Pepperidge Farm cakes are so good, though. :) xo

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  2. Lynn,
    These things happen. I cannot discuss the pork roast (sorry Earl) that I made last week.....
    Carol

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  3. I can't tell you just how thrilled I am to see that I'm not the only one. Posted Failures make my day!

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  4. Pepperidge Farm never fails, you're a smart lady to have that in your freezer! xo

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  5. Blame it on the shaking of the earthquake. I would!

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  6. Whose worried about a scone when there's CHOCOLATE!RIGHT?

    Who is the celebrity for September?
    Is it to soon to wonder?
    I think this is probable one of my most favorite linky parties.
    ~JO

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  7. Aw, that really sucks Lynn! Orange ginger scones sound really good too! Of course your alternate looks pretty darned good too!

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  8. oops!
    Thank goodness for Pepperidge Farm, that cake looks so yummy!

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  9. Now that cake looks so yummy! I hate that your recipe was a fail but you will find something good next time.

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  10. All kitchens at one time or another have to deal with failed recipes. You are just more honest about it than most. Thank goodness you had something you could substitute for them. Here's to better days :-). Blessings...Mary

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  11. I bet it just broke your heart to have to eat that disgusting chocolate cake, LOL......no all kidding aside, it happens to the best of us Lynn, my trash can has eaten up some of those recipe failures that couldn't be fixed. Got any more of that cake left, hee hee

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  12. Happens to the best of us! I'll need a fork as well please ;)

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  13. I think we can all relate to those "straight to the trash" recipes!

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  14. happens over here too !!!

    i LOVE Pepperridge Farm...reminds me to add their cherry tunrovers to my grocery list today

    thanks for stopping by farmhouse and leaving the kind words about Pete !!!! he's HOME. yay !!!!

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  15. You win some and some you don't. My first failure was in junior high home ec when I didn't know the difference in baking powder and baking soda (well, they're both white and powdery) and has continued through the years. Maybe we should start a link up and call it "Failure Fridays"!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. I made some cranberry orange scones one time that were a flop, too! At least you had PF to the rescue!! Horray for chocolate cake!!

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  17. Oh you are brave to post your failures. Last thing most of us think about doing ; )

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  18. Thanks for the smile Lynn. The scones sure look tasty. Butter is so good. HA! I'll give you two forks and help you eat the cake. Mmmmmmm.
    Better luck next time.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  19. It happens to all of us. I used a PD recipe for corn muffins the other night, yuck!

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  20. Lynn,
    I bet the chocolate stripe cake was a good consolation, though!

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  21. Actually, I have peach bread pudding in the oven right now. Of course after I put it in, I realized that I put in a stick of butter instead of a half of a stick. It said to check it at 30 minutes, well I did...and it was raw. At 45 minutes, still too wet and soupy. I've added another 20 and we will see what I end up with. We all have those baking flops!

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  22. Lynn -- we all have those little kitchen set-backs. Too bad -- I LOVE scones and orange and ginger sounds like a wonderful combo.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  23. It's all good. That is what cooking is all about :-)

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  24. Well, I think pepperidge farm is way good anyway! Sorry the scones failed, but were it my kitchen, that would be the norm.. xo marlis

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  25. Sorry it didn't turn out, but it looks like you had a wonderful alternative in the wings.

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  26. hahhaa...we don't mind posting our flops along with the good ones, do we? We just like keepin' it real.:)))
    xoox bj

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  27. Your "plan B" looks tasty! I love those little PF cakes. :)

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  28. ughhh.. don't you just hate when that happens!!
    the Chocolate looks like a good fix!!

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  29. Oh boy, I sure do know who that feels!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  30. Hi Lynn,
    they might not turned out as you thought. Although they look really yummy. I guess, they where delicious and you wanted to eat them by your own. Poor Earl!
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  31. Nothing like a Pepperidge Farm cake when all else fails!

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  32. I love the cake! One of my favorites! Plus I hate turning on the oven in this blasted heat! Go away heat! Give me some nice cool weather! Ah.....

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