my attempt at making pancakes! :)

in #cooking3 years ago (edited)

Cooking. A basic yet complicated skill I lack in.
I've always enjoyed cooking or helping when I was younger, in the kitchen making up my own unique concoction of tastes. Let's just say everyone loved my sandwiches!

Fast forward a couple of years, I ended up loathing cooking and would just have cereal and sandwiches. I was and still am extremely picking when it comes to food. If something looks gross to me I wouldn't go near it no matter what.
I decided to start baking. Surprisingly my first sponge cake came out delicious, first time lucky I guess.

After that, it was just failure after failure sometimes because of not measuring the ingredients properly and just winging it and assuming I was a natural baker because of one tasty cake.

My next two sponge cakes were hardly eaten, and both got thrown away and so did my muffins. which I decided to bake at 4 am in the morning like a numpty.
My next venture was pancakes, easy enough task, right? Well, not for this guy.
I decided on vegan pancakes, why? Because I didn't have most of the ingredient. Let's just say it went appallingly. It was extremely runny and horrible!
So, I decided not to make that same mistake again and made fluffy American pancakes (my version, unfortunately)

I know what you're thinking I must've been finishing all the sugar, milk, butter and eggs in the house and yes indeed I was.
I even managed to burn garlic bread, which was a simple task of putting it in the oven (apparently, I missed the memo on how a timer works) let's just say I realised it was in it when I started smelling something burning I was all but clueless that I put them in there.

They ended up being stone hard and jet black. Unfortunately my first couple of attempts was quite frankly a horrendous attempt at making my American pancakes.

Don't worry guys, this story has a happy ending.
Not letting all these endeavours weigh me down I decided to make a light fluffy American style pancake.

My first attempt was inadequate, to say the least, however, I had way too much fun doing it and surprisingly the second, third, fourth, fifth one came out amazingly.

well, my version of amazing. Though it did burn a bit but for my first try a bloody pat on the back coming from the girl who burnt something as easy as putting garlic bread in the oven.

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From the picture of the pancake, it looks like you likely have the temperature set too high. Try a bit above medium low.

Yeah, I realised lol but this was supposed to be a fun blog for people to share their mistakes and experiences.

Well I've burned my fair share of pancakes, and made quite a few greasy ones, but I'm sorry, I'm a good cook. :P
Learning to cook is a process of many many mistakes, interrupted by a few successes, and then slowly building up a collection of things you can make really well, or really like to make.

Haha that sounds like me! Though, I just like baking even if it turns out below average 😂 Glad, you've been improving!

Cute story! I make pancakes all the time and the first batch always goes wrong!

Thanks! It's quite amusing and annoying at the same time😂

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