when I was in middle school and wanted to help my mom bake Christmas cookies. I selected one of my favorite recipes – Bon Bons. They are made of flavored dough that is wrapped around a yummy filling such as chocolate chips, a cherry, or nuts. My younger sister, Holly, acted as my assistant baker. We spent more than two hours making the cookies, even adding a beautiful glaze on each.
Deciding to taste our masterpieces before they were fully cooled, we both daintily picked a soft, steamy cookie and took a bite. Our lips puckering, we uttered “eeeww” and spit them out. This was not how our treasured treats were supposed to taste. What happened? Scanning the ingredients on the counter I saw a bottle of lemon extract. Lemon? Oh no! I had accidentally used that instead of almond. Feeling guilty for wasting my mom’s baking supplies, and devastated over my poor baking abilities, I acted like it was no big deal – like the cookies really weren’t that bad. I forced my ever-obedient sister to eat two of the cookies as I followed suit to prove that I hadn’t really messed-up; that I was still the perfect daughter.
What baking blunder have you made?
Tune in tomorrow for the correct, non-lemony recipe.