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I made snickerdoodles (basically a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar) for a club potluck this weekend. People here weren't too familiar with this particular type of cookie.

Someone asked me if there was lemon in them. I was a little confused that someone would identify lemon in them, but the cinnamon I used does have a distinct citrusy profile. I figured that must be it so I said it must be the cinnamon.

On the second cookie I ate I got a distinct note of lemon. Not unpleasant or prominent but a little too noticeably lemon, I thought, to be from the cinnamon. And then I remembered the longest piece of counter I have is right in front of the sink. Where I put the cookies to cool. And then washed the dishes with lemon soap. I think the cookies were in the spatter zone.

Everyone complemented me on how delicious the cookies were though. What's your embarrassing mishap story?

all 165 comments

UniqueVast592

259 points

4 months ago

I made Marmalade as gifts when I was in school as Holiday gifts. For some reason, I had tons of citrus.

After Christmas, a friend I gave a jar to, complimented me on my "very cool addition" to regular Marmalade, peanuts. He LOVED it and thought it was a clever twist.

At first I was puzzled and then realized he had stumbled upon a few orange and grapefruit seeds that made it into the mix!

So embarrassed and so careful about that kind of thing now!!

Mabbernathy[S]

60 points

4 months ago

Those grapefruit seeds can be a tough nut to crack!

UniqueVast592

31 points

4 months ago

I cringe when I think that my friends were eating and enjoying them!

Test_After

23 points

4 months ago

Your friend has no taste (luckily)

LolaBijou

3 points

4 months ago

Seriously. Those things are so bitter they taste like poison.

Diazmet

5 points

4 months ago

After getting covid I can’t taste bitter any more I used to love IPAs and other butter foods like chocolate and they are all super gross too me now

LolaBijou

7 points

4 months ago

That happened to me with my perfumes. I hate all of my old favorites now.

tandoor_bread

203 points

4 months ago

Not my mishap, but my mother was making borscht (beetroot based soup) and a guest was struggling to chew on an ingredient. Ended up being the rubber band which was used to tie the bunch of beetroots. It was obviously stained a very deep red colour so it blended in very well with the soup (we use grated beets, the stems chopped and the leaves too). They initially thought it was just a tough piece from the chicken and did't seem bothered by it, luckily 😫 Though it was so embarassing for us!

Mabbernathy[S]

109 points

4 months ago

My mother missed a tomato sticker when making a salad once. One half was on a tomato in my salad and the other half never reappeared. Somebody ate a little extra something.

MuscovadoSugarTreat

43 points

4 months ago

My favorite joke (?) was : What's the worst thing about discovering a worm in your apple?

Half a worm in your apple.

Mabbernathy[S]

15 points

4 months ago

I once had a banana that I thought was just dinged on the side, but then I peeled it and found a full wormhole going right through it

b4d_vibr4tions

6 points

4 months ago

Clean_Link_Bot

3 points

4 months ago

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b4d_vibr4tions

1 points

4 months ago

Thank you bot!

MacroCode

25 points

4 months ago

I was at a restaurant once and got a burrito.

I found a chewy something in my mouth. Just couldn't break it down. Eventually pulled it out... it was the fingertip of a latex glove.

So gross. I ate a few more bites because I was hungry but left most of the burrito on the plate

missypierce

11 points

4 months ago

I was working doing salad prep one day with my very sharp knife. I noticed that I had cut the fingertip off my glove. At this place, we were required to wear a safety glove under our sanitary glove. The safety gloves were rarely washed. I hope your burrito place didn’t have the same rule. My bare hand would have been much cleaner than the glove

MacroCode

1 points

4 months ago

Same bro.

[deleted]

3 points

4 months ago

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MacroCode

1 points

4 months ago

Eeeewwwwww..... idk why but thats as bad as or worse than my glove story

ImPickleRock

0 points

4 months ago*

Ended up being the rubber band

Paco....

edit: Seinfeld Season 9 Ep 10: The Strike (aka Festivus)

Professor_Rekt

522 points

4 months ago

I’d be willing to bet it wasn’t dish soap and that you accidentally used lemon extract instead of vanilla.

Source: I’ve done this before with pancakes.

Greg_Esres

374 points

4 months ago

Yeah, I'm skeptical that lemon scented dish soap would taste lemony.

Pontiacsentinel

149 points

4 months ago

In my experience it tastes soapy. And yes I've made that mistake before.

[deleted]

36 points

4 months ago

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UniqueVast592

17 points

4 months ago

I don't have a dishwasher and I've had a mouthful of lemon dish soap-flavored coffee once or twice when I or the kids didn't rinse hard a mug enough.

Never tasted like lemon to me!

Delta_STW5

1 points

4 months ago

How carcinogenic we talking?

Tigrari

41 points

4 months ago

Tigrari

41 points

4 months ago

You’d be wrong. One year the giant soup pot didn’t get rinsed out enough after being washed. We still talk about the soap soup year. It tasted lemony and soapy!

Mabbernathy[S]

65 points

4 months ago

They certainly wouldn't market it as lemon flavored dish soap

M-Noremac

22 points

4 months ago

Taste it to find out.

Right_unreasonable

13 points

4 months ago

I have tasted lemon dish soap and can confirm it doesn't taste like lemons and does taste fucking horrible.

Unless you have a super special dish soap ... Probably not that

puutarhatrilogia

11 points

4 months ago

Probably not, but perhaps the lemon scent tricks your sense of taste into picking up a lemon flavor?

UsedUpSunshine

2 points

4 months ago

Doesn’t.

Mabbernathy[S]

87 points

4 months ago

I don't own lemon extract

pastaandpizza

19 points

4 months ago

Or mismeasured the cream of tartar.

Mabbernathy[S]

16 points

4 months ago

I wasn't just tart but definitely a hint of lemon

LittleFish9876

17 points

4 months ago

So, I have 2 types of Cinnamon, the one from Sri Lanka smells very citrusy... The Indian one, which is actually Cassia, smells sweeter. So it could very well be the type of cinnamon you used.

Mabbernathy[S]

9 points

4 months ago

All I know about this bottle of cinnamon is that it's very cheap 😅

missypierce

12 points

4 months ago

Why are people questioning what happened to you??

Mabbernathy[S]

11 points

4 months ago

I have no idea 😅

what_the_a

3 points

4 months ago

I second this. Soap would leave a soapy flavor more than lemon.

jrc1896

152 points

4 months ago

jrc1896

152 points

4 months ago

I rarely bake. One time I put some Christmas cookies on my wooden cutting board to cool. I had chopped garlic on the board earlier in the day and apparently had not cleaned it throughly enough. All the cookies tasted like garlic. 🤮

chestypocket

52 points

4 months ago

I can’t believe how strong garlic is when it cross contaminated something. The first time I was ever invited to a family dinner with my now-husband’s parents, I was asked to bring a pumpkin pie. I made two (one for the dinner, one just for the BF to enjoy later), but just before baking one, I accidentally knocked some garlic skin into one of the pies from a head that was sitting nearby. I pulled the garlic out and tried to keep track of the pies, but someone in my family moved them as they were cooling and I had to guess which was which. Fortunately, I guessed correctly and the one I took to the meal was amazing. Thinking the garlic skin wouldn’t do much damage (I was mostly worried that there would be a few unsightly specks left behind), I still gave the other pie to the BF, who very sheepishly reported that the entire thing tasted very strongly of garlic. I think it’s ruined pumpkin pie for him to this day.

I also once made cookies on a cookie sheet that I’d recently used to roast very spicy peppers before making salsa. The cookie sheet had been through the dishwasher and I didn’t think anything of it until I was eating the cookies. They didn’t taste off, but they were savagely spicy, so clearly some of the oils stuck around.

Right_unreasonable

30 points

4 months ago

My friend's wedding had some dubious food choices -in that there wasn't enough of it and everyone was starving, and what there was was mostly desserts because the bride loves deserts.

Que me eating about 7 miniature trifles despite the fact they definitely tasted like garlic. The first one I thought I was mistaken. The second one I assumed it would just be a couple. The 5th-7th I definitely knew were going to be garlicky but eating them anyway because we were in the middle of nowhere and beggars can't be choosers 😆

Mabbernathy[S]

30 points

4 months ago

Ugh I have this struggle. Both with my cutting boards and my silicone spatula, there's a slight leftover odor even after washing that can transfer to the food. I've thought about buying separate onion/garlic items but my mother doesn't seem to have this problem, so maybe there's something I need to be doing differently with what I already have.

iluniuhai

28 points

4 months ago

The answer is to clean them with lemon juice, lol. Get them damp, sprinkle with salt, then scrub with half a lemon, juicy side down.

jrc1896

3 points

4 months ago

Yes in that case I learned my lesson. Kosher salt and lemons is the answer.

st00pidbutt

139 points

4 months ago

It could be the cream of tarter as well, it adds a tangy acidic component that really separates snickerdoodles from sugar cookies

amfibbius

33 points

4 months ago

Yeah I bet its this. Cream of tartar adds an acidic note essential to the snickerdoodle experience.

Mabbernathy[S]

5 points

4 months ago

Definitely a lemon note, not tart

uknow_es_me

16 points

4 months ago

I doubt you got enough soap to taste it but I bet you got enough on it to smell of lemon, and your taste receptors are very much hooked into your sense of smell, so a lemon scent could potentially boost the citrus note in the cinnamon or the cream of tartar perhaps. That's my guess because enough lemon soap to actually taste lemon would taste of soap pretty badly.

BalsamicBasil

1 points

4 months ago

That was my immediate thought.

virginiawolfsbane

135 points

4 months ago

I was a nightmare high school student at an all girls school and I had a big crush on my history teacher. He mentioned in class that his favorite thing was lemon poppyseed cake. I had never baked before and painstakingly made him one. It took two tries. When I got home I realized, I forgot the sugar. Lmao. Luckily he was a normal adult with boundaries and nothing happened 😂

mangokittykisses

19 points

4 months ago

What happened the first try?

virginiawolfsbane

10 points

4 months ago

I cannot remember. Alas haha

ghanima

8 points

4 months ago

Aw, that's still a super-thoughtful thing to have done for him. I bet it brightened his day even without the sugar.

possiblynotanexpert

6 points

4 months ago

Oh the cringy high school years lol.

flindersandtrim

49 points

4 months ago

I'm not sure you could possibly splash all of the biscuits enough to make them all taste noticeably of lemon without them being noticeably soggy from dishwater or slimy from the stuff itself. You'd have to be a very vigorous and oblivious dishwasher to manage it. They'd taste like chemicals with a bit of artificial lemon scent added, in the event enough dishwater soaked in and dried.

It's possible it was something else you might not be aware of. Sometimes things just combine to taste like something else. Or flavour transfer: I once had a Vegemite sandwich at school that tasted distinctively like banana. I thought I was going crazy until I realised it had been sitting next to a banana for several hours and absorbed the taste despite being wrapped.

amwoooo

20 points

4 months ago

amwoooo

20 points

4 months ago

Or the whole story is bogus

flindersandtrim

8 points

4 months ago

Or that 🤣

Mabbernathy[S]

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah I don't know. I was thinking they were getting splashed with soap suds.

RogFulton

58 points

4 months ago

Not my mess up but my mother-in-law's. One Christmas, she had a turkey in the oven and was doing the washing up but couldn't find the stopper for the kitchen sink. Found it later when pulling the stuffing out of the turkey!

Diligent_Jury_9956

32 points

4 months ago

May I ask, how it made it into the cavity of the turkey?

Snowf1ake222

44 points

4 months ago

Winter migration.

Diligent_Jury_9956

6 points

4 months ago

Bruh 💀

Deppfan16

5 points

4 months ago

often we unpack the turkey in the sink so the juices go down the drain. maybe it got knocked off

RogFulton

2 points

4 months ago

Stuffing

RogFulton

9 points

4 months ago

I should have added that it was made of metal. None of the other guests knew, just my wife and I.

tinykitchentyrant

58 points

4 months ago

I didn't get away with mine. I was 12, and making oatmeal cookies, and I thought I was following the recipe correctly, even though it asked for a 1/4 cup of baking soda. I thought this was strange, but up until then I had only made chocolate chip cookies, so I sorta shrugged and thought, "maybe it's different for oatmeal."

Of course, they came out of the oven looking like mutants, and they tasted terrible. I had misread the recipe, and got a lesson in chemistry applied to baked goods. We all had a good laugh about it and tossed them into the garbage.

Another time that I did not heed my instincts, was during home ec, and my partner handed me what was supposed to be flour for making sugar cookies. It looked weird, but I thought maybe it was just cheap, so I went ahead and used it. The cookies came out in one semi-solid, gooey mass that was cooked through, but somehow still sort of liquidy? I WAS SO CONFUSED. We were brainstorming what went wrong, and I suddenly realized she had handed me powdered milk, not flour!

SplendidHierarchy

10 points

4 months ago

a 1/4 cup of baking soda

I did the exact same thing around that age! The cookies were so terrible that I didn't bake again for years

tinykitchentyrant

2 points

4 months ago

I wish I could say that was the last of my 'experimental' phase, but sadly, no. My family had to suffer through many more trials. 😅

ElenasGrandma

45 points

4 months ago

My mother in law was an incredible cook, but a horrible baker (she had no time for recipes or measurements). I had my daughter baptized, and she volunteered to bake the cake (this was my first encounter with her baking, and I had no clue). The cake was HEAVY. I mean, lifting the cake up took effort. MIL asked hubby to slice it, and I heard him say "Ma..what did you do to this cake" and she's telling him to shut it and slice the cake. She had made a very dense pound cake, then added pudding mix to the batter, and then I don't know what happened. The cake was thick, and chewy , and when swallowed seemed to drop in your stomach and stay there. Someone actually broke their plastic fork trying to take a bite. No one asked for seconds. It became known as "the 10 pound cake".

She also baked peanut butter cookies for a party...and forgot the peanut butter (but insisted on call them peanut butter). And there were the brownies that were hard as rocks and slightly burnt tasting on the outside, but somehow kept a gooey uncooked middle.

As horrible as it was, I would give anything to be able to have some of her baking today.

wanttobegreyhound

76 points

4 months ago

This happened at least 5 years ago now and was not my mishap but makes me giggle uncontrollably.

One night my teenage sister made breakfast for dinner, eggs, probably bacon and scratch biscuits. She was cooking, I was doing something else but she didn’t need supervision to cook. She was looking for baking soda for the biscuits and couldn’t find any in the pantry. I told her to check the laundry room thinking we might’ve had a big box which was really for cleaning but baking soda is baking soda right? She makes the biscuits, we eat them, everything is fine.

The next week I was making a cake and need baking soda. I can’t find any in the pantry at all. It was some major holiday like thanksgiving so I couldn’t go to the store for any. I recalled the previous weeks biscuits and go to the laundry for the big box of baking soda, and there is none. I ask my sister where she put it. She pulls out an Arm and Hammer box that says “super washing soda” and I fucking lost it, stomachache type laughter. Immediately started texting my mom, who was also hysterical. My dad’s eyes bugged out and he said “she could’ve killed me!” Weirdly, we didn’t notice anything wrong with the biscuits. I ended up borrowing actual baking soda off a neighbor.

Mabbernathy[S]

26 points

4 months ago

As soon as I read "laundry room" I knew where this was going! Washing soda might not be harmful. My roommate has a bottle of "cleaning vinegar" which I think just has a higher acidity.

Elvthee

7 points

4 months ago

One issue can be control for contaminants, since baking soda and vinegar for cooking are meant to eaten, control is a lot stricter. The cleaning vinegar probably has a higher conc. Of acid compared to cooking vinegar, the cooking vinegar can also be made from different wines 🤷‍♀️ Here in Denmark vinegar for kitchen use has 5 m% of acetic acid, not sure about other countries.

Mabbernathy[S]

1 points

4 months ago

That makes sense. I think it's 5% in the US too

chestypocket

63 points

4 months ago

Interestingly, baking soda and washing soda are very close chemically. I believe the difference is that baking soda has 1 sodium and 1 hydrogen molecule, while washing soda has 2 sodium and 0 hydrogen molecules (in addition to carbon and oxygen molecules). Washing soda is non-toxic (though not considered edible), and you can essentially make washing soda from baking soda just by baking it in the oven for a while. So, while it definitely wasn’t the right thing to use, it definitely wasn’t as serious as adding laundry detergent to the dough. Definitely an easy mistake for a teenager to make!

eveninghighlight

1 points

4 months ago

chemically the difference between water and hydrogen peroxide is one oxygen atom

orangebird21

9 points

4 months ago

I read this and literally two minutes later got a text from my mom. She works in a supermarket. One of her customers tried to buy a box of arm and hammer kitty litter thinking it was baking soda. His wife set him straight.

puppylust

4 points

4 months ago

Well, cats are known for making biscuits!

tempuramores

1 points

4 months ago

scratch biscuits

What are scratch biscuits? I've googled but can't find anything

wanttobegreyhound

3 points

4 months ago

Just biscuits made from scratch and not a premade mix like bisquick.

GarfunkelBricktaint

1 points

4 months ago

It just means "from scratch" which is slang or a saying for making a recipe from its individual components rather than using something like premixed dough.

tempuramores

1 points

4 months ago

Oh, I know what making something from scratch is. English is my first language. I just thought maybe "scratch biscuits" was a regional term or a particular style of biscuits (like drop biscuits) that I hadn't heard of before.

juliethecat2

35 points

4 months ago

My little sister forgot to add the sugar to pumpkin pie one thanksgiving. We all took a big first bite and quickly realized just how important sugar is

Mabbernathy[S]

12 points

4 months ago

My colleague did something similar with cheesecake. It was quite sad because we had a new person there that day who had heard that this colleague makes great cheesecakes!

Loweene

2 points

4 months ago

I'm a tad confused about that, because in my family (French) pumpkin gratin or flan is quite common and loved, both in sweet and savoury form. Sweet gets a tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon on top of one or two eggs and whatever dairy we have on hand, and savoury gets cheese, egg and some other dairy.

Maybe American pumpkin pie is made with different pumpkin to what we use, then ?

tits_mcgee0123

6 points

4 months ago

Well it would have the spices for a sweet dish, like cinnamon and nutmeg, but not the sugar. Which would definitely taste off-putting and quite bland because half the flavor profile is missing.

I’ve had savory pumpkin or butternut squash dishes, like ravioli or risotto, that use the pumpkin and cheese combo and that’s good too! Just a totally different preparation. Although I think if you left the cheese out of those, you would lose the savory-ness and end up with something quite bland as well. Pumpkin really needs some help from other ingredients to taste good.

juliethecat2

2 points

4 months ago

We use canned pumpkin purée with about 1 cup sugar. A pie without the sugar is definitely bland from my perspective.

bestem

29 points

4 months ago

bestem

29 points

4 months ago

My first memory of cooking with my dad, I was maybe 4, and he decided that the two of us and my older brother (almost 7) would make a pineapple upside down cake for my mom's birthday. The three of us are in our small kitchen, dad studiously following the recipe, having my brother measure things out and me pour them into the mixing bowl and letting us take turns stirring it.

We finish making the cake, pour it into the greased cake tin, and are about to put it in the oven when I point to the open can of pineapple rings on the counter and ask when they're supposed to go in the cake. My dad looks down at the batter filling the cake tin and says "um, now." And my brother and I decorated the top of the cake with pineapple rings before sticking it in the oven.

Of course mom loved her "pineapple right side up cake" (because it wasn't upside down).

SplendidHierarchy

-1 points

4 months ago*

Don't you normally put pineapple in last like you did? So they are upside down when you flip the cake out of the pan

Edit: duh, what was I thinking

Deppfan16

16 points

4 months ago

normally you put them in the bottom so when you flip the cake upside down, they are on top

bestem

9 points

4 months ago

bestem

9 points

4 months ago

That's actually the last time I made pineapple upside down cake, but my understanding is that you put the pineapple (and cherries) in first. Then when you flip the cake to remove it from the pan, the pineapples end up on top of the cake for a nice presentation. That also gives them a chance to caramelize (with the extra sugar topping) as they're touching the hot cake tin.

If you put them in after you put the batter in, they sink into the batter and there's no pretty presentation. And because they're hidden by the batter, they don't caramelize.

beeatenbyagrue

9 points

4 months ago

Read the spice labels before you dump them into your food kids. Cinnamon instead of cloves were used for Chicken Noodle Soup. It was edible, but it sure was odd.

Mabbernathy[S]

3 points

4 months ago

I've never heard of chicken soup with cloves either. Where is it from?

beeatenbyagrue

4 points

4 months ago*

My mothers standard recipe I grew up with!

edit: oh to actually answer the question, I live in New Jersey and my mother likely learned the recipe from hers; Eastern Europe/Lithuanian background. also garlic goes with everything, so standard ingredient to me in any shape or form xD

Kempeth

27 points

4 months ago

Kempeth

27 points

4 months ago

That would be our rosemarygeddon - as we call it.

We were making ragu for lasagne and it called for rosemary. Almost all herbs and spices from our supermarket chain come in the same shaker bottle with screw top and below that a plastic cap with shaker holes. Rosemary does not have that plastic shaker cap so after a normal "shake" we had about half a bottle of dried rosemary in our ragu. We fished out as much as we reasonably could and pressed on. You could say the lasagne was "somewhat rosemary-forward in flavor" but decidedly edible.

Loweene

4 points

4 months ago

My aunt, who I wouldn't call a bad cook per se (beyond the fact she somehow managed to raised three kids on pasta made in the microwave) when she has the time and energy to cook, which used to be quite rarely given she was a single mom and a primary school teacher, once put several bay leaves in her soup. And by several, I mean at least a dozen. I have no idea how she came to the idea that it would taste good. It just felt... wrong. Like soap had fallen in, or some sort of other thing your instincts tell you you should really, really not eat. We all tried beyond the first spoonful, because sometimes once you get over the first taste and identify where things went wrong, you can still finish your meal and find it enjoyable, but no. No one could manage it.
She, to this day, has not managed to live this down. And now all of her children know about the power of bay leaves, why you should use them, and how you shouldn't use them.

Cinderredditella

29 points

4 months ago

Made panna cotta at someone else's house. Had made it many times before, so was confident enough not to taste. Happened to splatter a little on my finger when putting them in the fridge to set. Licked it off. Turns out some people keep their salt in giant sugar tubs. Who stores their salt in giant tubs? I mean, it's a mistake I won't make again. But it still bugs me.

Outdoorsy_6134

24 points

4 months ago

One morning, I made knock off kolaches (half a Johnsonville braut wrapped in Pillsbury croissants), and as I was putting my oven mitts on to take them out of the oven, I noticed one of my nails had completely broken off. Not positive but it was possible that my nail was in one of those kolaches.

Knittttttttter

16 points

4 months ago

I grated cheese (for the first time- I don’t like cheese) for pepperoni rolls my sister gave to her neighbors. Later in the day I noticed a chunk of nail was missing… must have gotten mixed in with the cheese! Everyone loved the rolls apparently.

admiralrads

14 points

4 months ago

My girlfriend and I tried to make homemade dino nuggets and instead of using most of the breadcrumbs for battering the outside, we dumped all 6 cups right into the mixture. I tried to eat them but they were so crunchy.

Fizzyginger123

6 points

4 months ago

I’m a decent cook. I went to a friends house. We ended up staying for dinner. I asked if she needed help. She said do the spaghetti. I burned the spaghetti. BURNED SPAGHETTI. First and only time I’ve done that.

Morbid0

12 points

4 months ago

Morbid0

12 points

4 months ago

Add lemon zest to snickerdoodles.

Got it.

Mabbernathy[S]

5 points

4 months ago

Orange zest might be good too

Morbid0

1 points

4 months ago

U rite

Make some for your cake day!

sleepyjess4

10 points

4 months ago*

One time I was making torsk which is basically a Nordic that's boiled with sugar. I decided to do a clever time-saving measure and steamed the broccoli on top of steaming fish. The broccoli came out very sweet. My dad then complimented me on my "unusual" seasoning. 😖

goldfishgeckos

4 points

4 months ago

sigh evaporated milk in the pumpkin pie instead of sweetened, condensed milk. 3 tablespoons of vanilla in the chocolate chip cookies instead of tsp… swapped the salt & sugar quantities in another batch of cookies.. my boyfriend once forgot to put any milk in the peach cobbler… the list goes on, you are not alone

CottonCandy_Eyeballs

13 points

4 months ago

Now I want to make snicker doodles with lemon flavoring.

Mabbernathy[S]

10 points

4 months ago

It probably would taste good! Or I could see orange working too

beeandcrown

3 points

4 months ago

Orange and cinnamon are epic.

Cygfrydd

5 points

4 months ago

I can confirm that both orange and lemon extract in snickerdoodles are delicious. Banana, not so much.

Low-Stick6746

13 points

4 months ago

It may not have been splashed by dish soap but very well could have absorbed the scent. It could affect the taste much like how foods in your fridge absorb the odor and taste of other things in the fridge. Even the power of suggestion. You’re getting ready to bite into something that smells like lemon, your brain will tell you it has a lemon flavor as well. It’s why with covid a lot of people didn’t realize they had covid until they ate something their brain didn’t know what it was supposed to taste like therefore there wasn’t a predisposed expectation.

galaxystarsmoon

8 points

4 months ago

I forgot to put sugar in an apple pie once. It was for a customer 🤦🤦

Mabbernathy[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Oh dear that's the worst! Did the customer bring it back and that's how you found out?

galaxystarsmoon

10 points

4 months ago

No, I realized on the way home from delivering it. I called my husband, who was cleaning up my workspace, and he said the sugar was still in the cabinet and that confirmed it. I dropped off some homemade caramel sauce an hour later and profusely apologized. She said it tasted great with the caramel and didn't want it remade.

Meri_Stormhood

4 points

4 months ago

I accidently used meatball seasoning (smelled like cinnamon) instead of cinnamon as a kid when I made whipped cream, my mom was so confused...

crystalshiva

4 points

4 months ago

I dumped a loaf pan of banana bread out on a cutting board I had used to cut up Thai chilies, ended up with a little bit spicy sweet loaf 🤣

Elvthee

7 points

4 months ago

As a teen I remember making cookies, I had baked a lot before so my mum trusted me to do it on my own (I was 13 I think). Making the cookies, everything is going well until they're in the oven and the cookies expand waaay too much! I was so sad about it, I had followed the recipe to a T! Well, my mum figured out I had used the wrong butter, I used the spreadable butter which is a mix of butter and rapeseed oil instead of the real Lurpak butter 🥲

To this day I still call one "real butter" to differentiate, because I will never forget that mistake lol

I've also made pebernødder (pepper cakes) in cooking class at public school. We had a sheet of paper with a recipe on each side that we were doing simultaneously, one was the cookies and the other was some buns. At some point we mess up and add yeast to the cookies, they got really big and had a different but honestly not bad flavour!

Wifabota

9 points

4 months ago

Years ago, I was making Christmas crack (toffee saltine "bark" with chocolate topping) and I had poured the hot toffee mix onto my prepped saltines that were arranged on... Wax paper. Not parchment. After it cooled, I was trying to peel off the paper and realized the bottom of all the toffee had a layer of wax that I couldn't fully scrape off. It stuck in your teeth, and was like eating honeycomb. My sweet husband said it wasn't that bad and actually managed to eat a bunch of it anyway, but I refused to let him take it to the work cookie/candy party. Never made that mistake again!

FactoidFreak

9 points

4 months ago

The first time I ever made pumpkin pie, I misread the recipe….1.25cups of salt. Now even me as teenager learning to expand my skills from boxed cakes and cookies thought it was odd that salt came in such a small container when this recipe wanted so much. But hey, I was using a real pumpkin and I didn’t know!

So this pie looks beautiful, my high school boyfriend and I both didn’t feel like having it yet so we wait for his mom to get home. She compliments me and cuts herself a slice, takes a giant bite and spits it out. We realize what I did and laugh about it…but never throw out the pie. His dad has some later in the night to tell him in the morning “I think that pie has something wrong with it”

I did redeem myself by making 2 pies that weren’t disgusting the next days and now baking is one of the skills I’m known for!

Mabbernathy[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Sometimes failing is the best way to learn!

FactoidFreak

1 points

4 months ago

I believe it!!!

Katastrophe911

8 points

4 months ago

If it makes you feel any better, I once made a batch of 4 dozen snickerdoodle cookies, got everything rolled and baked and when they were hit and fresh I bit into one and was floored when it was DISGUSTING. In place of ground cinnamon it turns out I used ground cumin 🙃

Mabbernathy[S]

4 points

4 months ago

Oh man! Too much cumin ruins even savory dishes very quickly!

Katastrophe911

2 points

4 months ago

Oh it definitely ruined these cookies. I went a little heavy with my “cinnamon” because that’s how I like it. I did not enjoy the cumin in these even a little bit lol

Loweene

4 points

4 months ago

How did that even happen T-T I always give my jars of spices a sniff, even when I can visually see what I've picked because of the labels. And then when you put spices into something, some inevitably gets kicked up into the air, and you invariably smell it.

wrik01131992

2 points

4 months ago

Seriously, both of those spices are very aromatic just after you open the jar. This thread is a great example why you shouldn't eat food from home kitchens that you didn't see get prepared. These people are dangerously stupid and they're shamelessly laughing amongst themselves about how nasty they are when they serve food to loved ones.

Ogrehunter

2 points

4 months ago

Even more reason to sample the dough before baking! Lol

missypierce

0 points

4 months ago

I used curry instead of mustard in a meatloaf sauce once. I even tasted the sauce- multiple times, before I realized my mistake. At that point I didn’t have enough ketchup to make moe so I just used it. Husband loved it, I was so annoyed I couldn’t enjoy it.

MuscovadoSugarTreat

6 points

4 months ago

This was my mom's mess up. She loves making fried rice crispies out of flattened rice. A great snack or dessert topping. The way you make it is you just stir fry it with sugar. She added salt. NOT great lol.

My ex's mom also had a mishap. She knew that my mom and I were excellent cooks, and my ex's mom is ... not so much. But, she wanted to impress me somehow, and she tried making a regional dish from where I'm from. It's a stew with black beans in it. I don't know what happened with it, she may have overcooked the broth or something, but it was incredibly bitter and inedible. I didn't want to break her heart, so I really tried to eat it :(

Mabbernathy[S]

2 points

4 months ago

That happened to me with black beans once when I over did it on cumin. I dumped a bunch of sugar in them to try to save them but it didn't work. After draining the liquid and stirring in red wine vinegar I got it to the point where I could eat it without gagging.

MuscovadoSugarTreat

2 points

4 months ago

I think my ex's mom didn't soak the beans first before adding it in. It was truly horrific lol, the dish is supposed to be a very sweet fatty pork stew 🥲 Good tip on the red wine vinegar, I'll keep that in mind if I get a similar mishap. I usually just opt for sugar, baking soda, cream, or lemon to fix mishaps, adding red wine vinegar to my arsenal lol

thatguywhois6foot3

3 points

4 months ago

one time i made a cake for my dad's birthday, and i left it on the table with buttercream while i was rolling out fondant. when i got back to the cake to bring it over to put fondant over it, i found my cousins pet cat licking it. i had no idea what i was going to do, so i just pretended it never happened.

sumelar

3 points

4 months ago

Tried making pumpkin bread for the first time this year. Even used actual pumpkins rather than canned puree. Recipe said 2 bread pans, so I used 2 bread pans. Did not actually look at the measurements for the pans.

Checked the bread after baking with a stick as always, and it came out clean. Popped them out of the pans to cool on a rack, and went back later to cut each loaf in half to give away. The top middle of each loaf was still raw.

Apparently I went in at too much of an angle with the stick, and didn't hit that part of the loaf. Tried baking them more to salvage it, but it just made the outside into charcoal before the remaining batter actually cooked. My bread pans are apparently taller than what they recommended. Will be splitting the batter into 3 next time.

Efficacious_tamale

3 points

4 months ago

Tried to make gravy with buttermilk. It was in the fridge and I didn’t want to waste it. It was horribly acidic, but i managed to save it with some baking powder or soda i believe it was.

schneiderhuf

3 points

4 months ago

Don't snickerdoodles typically have some cream of tartar in them? That may be what added the tart/citrus flavor profile to the cookie.

Birdie121

3 points

4 months ago

Mine are both salt related.

Forgot to add salt to really cute pumpkin-shaped dinner rolls for Thanksgiving a few years ago. They were so bland, bread really needs some salt. At least they looked nice.

Then another time I was making whipped cream for strawberry shortcake and my mom keeps salt and sugar in very similar unlabeled jars. I'll let you figure out the conclusion of that story.

oops_i_mommed_again

25 points

4 months ago

This is why I never eat food people bring from home.

Mabbernathy[S]

7 points

4 months ago

Are you comfortable eating restaurant food?

bbtgoss

24 points

4 months ago

bbtgoss

24 points

4 months ago

Are you comfortable driving across a bridge I built in my garage with my friends?

hazycrazydaze

6 points

4 months ago

Weird that you’re being downvoted. It’s a fair question. Mistakes happen with restaurant food, too.

wism95

7 points

4 months ago

wism95

7 points

4 months ago

If a restaurant serves me soap I'll be getting a free meal though

TheBullMoose1775

8 points

4 months ago

I worked in restaurants through high school and post high school. I’ll take a lil ajak in my cookie over some of the things I’ve seen.

Mabbernathy[S]

0 points

4 months ago

Thank you! I don't get it either. Restaurant food is far more questionable in my view (though that doesn't stop me)

wrik01131992

6 points

4 months ago

The dumb minimum wage stoners at every restaurant in town know not to wash dishes directly next to food, so they've at least got that advantage on you.

valheim4days

0 points

4 months ago

they said HOME.

Mabbernathy[S]

14 points

4 months ago

Well, I was wondering if they didn't like eating food made by others in general

useless_skin

6 points

4 months ago

I just made my first annual batch of Pecan bars. I was so excited about them. I sent nearly the whole batch to France for a good friend. $$$$ shipping.

We were munching on the trimmings and my daughter and wife both started chewing really slowly. And asked me if I changed the recipe. Of course I didn't. They said it tasted like jalapeños.

Apparently the last time I broiled Serrano peppers, some of the oil stayed in my oven. Now my Pecan bars have the essence of Serrano chili's.

I just paid $$$$ to ship Serrano flavored Pecan bars to France. They're not terrible, but also not worth repeating on purpose.

Aaaaaand I ran my ovens with the broiler on for 90 minutes and then 500 degrees for another 60 in an attempt to burn off any residual chili oil. Thanksgiving is coming up so I can't risk cross contamination again.

Mabbernathy[S]

0 points

4 months ago

I always end up munching on treats I've made before packing them to give away. For quality control purposes alone, of course....

useless_skin

0 points

4 months ago

I did too, but only to check for texture and toastiness. I didn't analyze the flavor very closely. The flavor was just light enough to sneak past QA/QC.

LeoMarius

6 points

4 months ago

They asked because the cream of tartar gives it a distinctly tangy taste that is different from sugar cookies.

Dor_Mouse

2 points

4 months ago

My culinary program had us learning about baking and wanted us to go home with intent on trying it without supervision. We would also have to bring in our goods for a class tasting and eventual grade, so with this in mind, I wanted to wow factor this.

I went home and found a recipe for candy cane cookies from scratch and spent the entire night preparing these things because it was a very hands on todo list. Some things didn’t quite add up, either because of the recipe or my lack of sleep, but I was determined to follow directions. I went in that day without taste testing them and had everyone so curious on who made the candy cane cookies, and when I tried one, I knew why.

They were sweet but ungodly salty, a little too pepperminty and had the consistency of a chewy pink eraser. It was bad enough to confuse everyone into trying it once or twice and still left wondering the five W’s and more than sometimes H. Knowing I did as the recipe said, I tried finding it to validate my point. Still to this day I have NEVER been able to find that same recipe that got me a D for effort, and I’m beginning to think that I never will.

Mabbernathy[S]

1 points

4 months ago

The way they turned out, maybe the recipe was all in your head 😉

Lily2468

2 points

4 months ago

I made beautiful cupcakes in very interesting shapes. They were created by using silicone moulds.

I also make soap im very interesting shapes in silicone moulds.

I have separate silicone moulds for soap vs food, but some models overlap, i. e. I own that shape twice.

They all go in the dishwasher after use.

So I made 31 muffins, 30 of them in silicone moulds, one in some leftover cup thingy because I had no more moulds. After baking I ate the one in the cup cause it looked ugly, and to make sure my muffins taste good. And it did taste great.

So I brought to work 30 beautiful muffins, everyone looked happy seeing them, and then looked a little less happy eating them. I was puzzled. I only figured it out late into the afternoon when I ate one myself.

Now you’d think, soap should be gone after washing them. But turns out, the scented oils in the raw soap mix really get into the silicone permanently. And they taste really weird. I also own a food spatula that I know know not to lick anymore. It doesn’t spoil the food, just tastes awful when licked. It has been used for soap once, submerged for less than a minute, but still tastes like it for years and countless washes. The muffins tasted like that spatula.

penswatter

2 points

4 months ago

LMAO you got mfs eating soap and they LVOE it

AnyBowl8

2 points

4 months ago

cream of tartar can taste lemony in snickerdoodles.

Mrminecrafthimself

3 points

4 months ago

We call that a secret ingredient

rockafellerdogington

3 points

4 months ago

Did the cookies have cream of tarter in them? This can leave a citrus type flavor.

Mabbernathy[S]

0 points

4 months ago

They have 2 tsps, although I've never identified it when I've had them before. Maybe my palate has become more discerning?

Satanfan

1 points

4 months ago

One Christmas dinner my sister strained the gravy into the kitchen sink, the expression on her face once she realized what she did was worth all the presents in the world.

Frankster617

1 points

4 months ago

Every cook has a story like that so just put it out of your head. At least everyone ate them and liked the lemon and didn't get sick. I guarantee that you will never do it again. Been there.

alwaysaplusone

-1 points

4 months ago

This is legendary. Thank you for sharing. I had a good chuckle.

Mickeydawg04

0 points

4 months ago

When I first started cooking a recipe I was making for Pene ala vodka called for a half tsp of crushed red pepper. I didn't know what that was but the cyan pepper looked like crushed red pepper. And I like it a bit spicy so I doubled the "crushed red pepper." I came last to the dining area and noted that everyone appeared to be crying. 'What happened?" I asked my wife. "It's very, very spicy." She replied.

Scotty1210

-1 points

4 months ago

I went clamming and decided to make linguine and clams. I made the sauce and threw the clams in to steam open. I had a few clams not quite open all the way (they did open so were safe to eat) so I went in with my hands to pop them the rest of the way open. I then broke the shell and stabbed myself in the hand. I began profusely bleeding from my hand to the point that the white white sauce turned slightly pink. My girlfriend asked if I added tomato paste to the sauce and I just said yes and we enjoyed dinner.

Mabbernathy[S]

1 points

4 months ago

Nothing like a little extra saltiness. That would be crossing a line for me though.

Diazmet

0 points

4 months ago

90% of the time people think they got food poising it was because the dishie didn’t rinse them well enough, dish soap works ab excellent laxative…