Nailed it.

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.Saw a Lemon Meringue Roulade on Pinterest. Nailed it.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.

Nailed it.

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14 thoughts on “Nailed it.

  1. Rosie

    Haha loved reading this!!
    I had a ‘nailed it’ moment making a blanket. Part of it was brown cuddle fleece so lovely and soft but when cutting it…it wasn’t exactly a rectangle. In fact it had curves in it and looked like something that had died :-/ needless to say that’s gone into the scraps bin!
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    • Helen Post author

      Sounds like a great project (apart from looking like something dead- that’s never a good look!), I’d love to see a picture when it’s finished 🙂

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    • Helen Post author

      I don’t seem to have much luck- it either tastes good but looks awful or looks okay but is inedible. Or in this case looks terrible and tastes worse!

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  2. Sarah HP

    You’ve got to have a few epic fails to discover some gems. I had a pretty epic fail for my twins first birthday. I decided to make them a dinosaur cake for each of them. I started once my kids were in bed, ran out of ingredients to make enough cake. My husband was working away. I ended up past midnight with not enough cake and discovering that it is really difficult to decorate with fondant icing. I ended up making them into fish. I properly lost the plot!
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    • Helen Post author

      I’ve had a few moments like this when I’ve foolishly decided to try and decorate with fondant icing- I swear it’s actually impossible to make that stuff look good! Dinosaurs into fish, sounds interesting…

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