I don’t think its fair to only talk about successes in the kitchen. Recently, I had a series of failures as I tried new recipes. Sometimes, even a tried and true recipe won’t come together for some reason or other. I know I’ve felt discouraged by a series of failures. Giving up just feels so tempting. Nothing anyone can say will make it less tempting if you can’t convince yourself to keep going.
This post was inspired by this dulce de leche chocolate brownie I recently attempted. The dulce de leche came out very thin, but I insisted on using it in this brownie anyway. I took it out of the oven after an hour and still it did not set. One mistake followed another. I managed to salvage the flavor of it at least.
This brownie disaster made me think back to all my other kitchen failures and I wish I had taken photos of each and every one of them. It may seem trite, but I did learn so much from my mistakes that it feels a bit disingenuous not to share with you. It ought to serve as a reminder that you may not always love your own cooking, but you’ll keep trying .