Flub Up, Mess Up - Save It? - Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com - 177120

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Flub up, mess up - save it? 
May 26, 2010 6:03 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 4:40 am
Time alone will tell!  Began with the cookie crust for some lemon bars, and neglected to divide the flour...  Flub up!  Added the 1/4 cup too much to the sugar  - too late to take it back out!  So baked the crust, and set about making the lemon topping...  Mess up!  The flour I added to the base, I neglected to add to the egg/lemon mix, popped it in the oven for almost it's "cooking time" to find only a mess of runny goo.  Pour me a cocktail...  Won't know for a bit yet if the topping will set up, but did take the pan out of the oven, poured the hot goo into the mixing bowl, added the flour, mixed well, back in the pan, back in the oven.  This will sure be a learning expeerience, presuming it turns out.  Save it?  At least I've got plenty more lemon juice...

Time for dinner... will keep you posted!
May 26, 2010 6:27 pm
I say eat it! :) i bet it will still be good!
May 26, 2010 7:15 pm
If all else fails, let it cool, spoon it in a dish and top with vanilla ice cream. It'll be great.
May 26, 2010 10:14 pm
Haven't tried one yet, but I think I managed to save the batch. Once it had baked fully, it the lemon topping did set up. Did put the remaining quart of juice into a bottle, till I make room in the freezer for ice cube trays... think I still have a couple around here (pac rat that I am!) Till next time, the crzy kitchen is closed, and I'm winding down... Nite all!
May 26, 2010 10:16 pm
OH! Thanks for the tip about freezing whole lemons! I'll give it a try, and yes, I did save some zest! Don't want to waste!!
May 27, 2010 4:40 am
wow great job saving that dish...i bet it will be good, let us know how it was...ttyl judy
Click to Change your Profile Picture
Stevie crazycook

Home Town
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Member Since
Feb. 2008

Cooking Level

Quilting, Gardening, Music

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Cool As A Cucumber Salad
Cool As A Cucumber Salad

We have over 100 cucumber salads to help you keep your cool.

Classic Meatloaf
Classic Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the hearty, family-pleasing meal that makes the greatest leftovers ever.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States