I have a theory that baking can be influenced by attitude. It may sound like nonsense and it probably is, but anytime I have started baking or cooking in a bad mood things seem to go from bad to worse. Exhibit A – the Cornish pasty, I was grumpy and you saw those soggy bottoms. Exhibit B – a now infamous dinner my husband and I refer to as the hate nachos. While making nachos we got into a big fight and we had to sullenly choke down some burnt chips for dinner. Exhibit C – Brandy Snaps.
I don’t limit the phenomenon to mood alone. I also credit multi-tasking and dish disrespect for my baking failures. These Brandy Snaps were a perfect storm. Let me set the scene, after work last Tuesday I was in peak hangry mode and thought a whole bbq chicken would be the perfect thing to make for dinner. Why on earth would a meal that takes 90 minutes be a good idea? It wasn’t. So hungry and grumpy with 90 minutes to kill I started my Brandy Snaps. Continue reading “Brandy flops”