I’ve starting doing something I like call recipe evaluation. I often have the problem where I will be trying a recipe for a the first time and often I will get it spectacularly wrong, this is due to a couple of factors.
01. I’m terrible at cooking and am easily distracted
02. The recipe is incorrect or needs to be altered
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “trying something new won’t always produce good results first go, sometimes recipes require a few tries before you perfect it”, I don’t see it that way. I expect to follow all the rules and get a perfect product at the end.
Yes, I know, I am aware that my cooking will never resemble the example pictured in the cookbook, please stop laughing,
I feel kind of betrayed by my cookbook and it’s not a nice feeling. However, I will confess that, while I am writing this, I have realised that today I was the one that was incorrect and needed altering. I accidentally set the oven to 200 degrees instead of 180 degrees, therefore slightly overcooking my biscuit base whilst my filling was still gooey in the middle. Thus screwing up the entire recipe in a domino effect.
Also, never underestimate the power of a well-greased baking tray.
Cooking’s kinda like Science: You have to be very precise in your method or you could end up with some new kind of explosive or a sentient life-form.
However, my partner seemed to think that my Lemon Slice tasted good, despite the over-baked base falling apart.