Sometimes I make complete disasters in the kitchen. I’ll admit it. I inherited my father’s tendency to throw anything interesting together in a pot and hope for the best. This has served me well. It had wide ranging applications, especially when cooking at food not bombs, or limited ingredients. It’s encouraged creativity. It’s resulted in happy full bellies. And reasonably diverse and nutritious food.
But, there is another side to that: The disaster. That dish you don’t know what to do with. The muffins missing salt, the tbsp of baking soda instead of the tsp. The oops, I dumped a box of cayenne in this. The “Why did I think pickles and horseradish would be good in this soup?” moment (no, this hasn’t happened…. yet). The rock hard muffins. The flaky muffins that should have been cookies. Or my least favourite… that I like to call Spicy Boring – where your meal is overtly spicy, but overall, it’s missing something and it’s boring.
Well, one of those things happened to me today. I threw things together, and even as I was doing it, I knew it would not turn out exactly as I wanted it to. I made the equivalent of cookie muffins today. They should have been cookies, why I put the batter in the muffin cups, I don’t know. Coconut flour, carrot, apple and oatmeal are amazing together. The flavour was incredible. But the texture… they just fell apart.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to have a great time “Taking care of them”. And perhaps… some day in the future, I’ll use the same recipe for cookies or a pie.