When Recipes Go Wrong: My Strawberry Shortcake FAIL

I like trying new recipes. Since I’ve been cooking with different flours recently, sometimes thing go wrong. Terribly wrong!

This recipe really seemed simple enough. I mean look at the ingredients:

Okay so maybe the recipe called for almond flour and the novice baker in me assumed substituting coconut flour would work just fine. It didn’t. Not even a little bit.

Even though I might have used the ingredient list as more of a suggestion, I did follow the instructions to a T. I went through the motions:I sliced…I mashed…I stirred…I baked.


Epically. This was supposed to be Strawberry Shortcake, but it was more like Strawberry ShortCRUMBS! All that hard work went straight into the trash can (this is where my husband would argue a dog would come in handy, but I would argue a dog wouldn’t have even touched these scraps!).

So, what is the takeaway? Sometimes baking disasters happen to good people! 🙂 Or perhaps, when cooking with new-to-you ingredients, don’t assume you know anything!

Comments & Reviews

  • Did you taste it? Sometimes failures can be re-purposed. If they were TASTY crumbs you could have done a trifle…..

  • Luckily, strawberries don’t need short cake to be delicious! Surely you have some nilla wafers in your stash somewhere? 🙂

  • Get a pig, they’ll eat anything and they’re super cute. Taste good too, if you end up not liking it. 🙂

  • Since I have been on Paleo (about 3 whole months now) I have not been successful when it comes to baking. Even paleo recipes come out like bricks. I have tried to make bread and muffins and biscuits and they were all similiar to what you experienced. I feel you girl. For me I just learned not to try to make those things into a fake version- like trying to enjoy eating carob instead of chocolate.

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