I’ve been quite enjoying sharing some recipes on the blog recently, including attempting to take some half decent pictures of my creations. However, not all of my family’s meals are Pinterest-worthy, so I just thought I would share one of my most recent epic foodie fails.On Sunday I attempted to make a roasted winter vegetables frittata from a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall book using potatoes, sweet potato and carrot. Unfortunately the potato wasn’t cooked properly, so, as S said, ‘it’s basically just eggs and carrot… and T doesn’t like egg. Actually he’s not a big fan of carrots either.’ Mummy fail #1.
So after a disastrous main course, I presented my husband and son with the above monstrosity. I’d seen a beautiful lemon meringue roulade on Pinterest and thought I’d have a bash at it. (If you fancy having a go, you can find the recipe here).
Once the meringue was cooked (at this point I was already thinking it looked slightly iffy), I spread the lemon curd and whipped cream over it and attempted to roll it up. I ended up kind of folding it in half sending most of the cream oozing out the sides.
You’re probably thinking, it doesn’t really matter what it looks like, as long as it tasted ok. It did not taste ok. The meringue was horribly undercooked and just tasted of egg (I didn’t see what time I’d put it in the oven, so just had to guess). The filling was much too sweet and sickly (I may have deviated from the recipe slightly…). It was essentially inedible. Mummy fail #2.
Oh, and I didn’t even manage to get a decent picture of it.
Have you had any ‘nailed it’ projects recently?