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Check your ingredients are what you think they are

Post by Jane Akshar » Wed May 14, 2008 4:12 pm

I had an urge for some carrot cake. Looked in the kitchen and I had everything butter, eggs, sugar and a new bag of flour. Even some carrots so off I go.

Creamed the butter and sugar till it was light and fluffy, added the eggs then finally the flour and carrots. Popped it in the oven.

Went to check it 20 minutes later and it is a sticky icky mess, not a sponge at all. OMG my scales must be wrong, added some more flour to this runny mess in the hopes of solidifying it a bit. Obviously it is not going to be a sponge but it might still be edible. Another 20 minutes and if anything it looks worse. Taste it and is is very sweet. Totally puzzled, give up and went to bed. Lying there thinking it over, why on earth should it be so sweet. Then remember it was new bag of flour. Go into kitchen and taste 'flour' yes you guessed it was icing sugar!!!.

Soaked pan in hot water and threw away sugary mess!!!!

I have even done this before dusted calves liver in what I thought was flour and found to be icing sugar.

Moral of story check your ingredients before you start cooking.


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Post by Phantom » Wed May 14, 2008 4:30 pm

:lol::lol::lol: brilliant
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Post by Maggy » Wed May 14, 2008 4:49 pm

OOh, I once did that making a batter for yorkshire puddings I didn't get as far as putting them in the oven as I could tell from the look of the "batter" that something wasn't quite right,I just had a taste and AHHH sweet.:lol:
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Post by Jane Akshar » Wed May 14, 2008 4:59 pm

Maggy I am so relieved it is not just me, but to do it twice I think I must have the record
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Post by Lisak » Wed May 14, 2008 5:05 pm

Blame it on the stress of your computer!!
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Post by SoCalledEgyptologist » Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 pm

So is that because they label the bags wrong there or because you were just so stressed you were confused!?

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Post by FABlux » Wed May 14, 2008 5:48 pm

Label the bags SCE??? Who are you kidding, the last lot of icing sugar I got was completely blank apart from a navy blue logo/picture :roll:

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Post by FABlux » Wed May 14, 2008 5:49 pm

FABlux wrote:Label the bags SCE??? Who are you kidding, the last lot of icing sugar I got was completely blank apart from a navy blue logo/picture :roll:

Poor Jane :( You could have bagged it up & sent it to Bill Gates ;)

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Post by Wills » Wed May 14, 2008 6:07 pm

:lol::lol: Good one Jane.

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Post by Jane Akshar » Wed May 14, 2008 7:49 pm

FABlux wrote:
FABlux wrote:Label the bags SCE??? Who are you kidding, the last lot of icing sugar I got was completely blank apart from a navy blue logo/picture :roll:

Poor Jane :( You could have bagged it up & sent it to Bill Gates ;)
Now that would have been good revenge, even better if I sent him the resultant gloop
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Post by SoCalledEgyptologist » Wed May 14, 2008 7:54 pm

:oops: really???? That must make things impossible to buy! Have to admit I've never bought flour before in egypt but i thought they had some writing on them, if only in arabic...

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Post by El Malik » Wed May 14, 2008 8:46 pm

Our last lot had a picture of a tank on it.
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Post by Goddess » Fri May 16, 2008 1:22 pm

It is quite hard to identify flour and icing sugar - the words are sometimes tiny - this is definitely a moment when reading arabic is a big boon!
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Post by PRchick » Sat May 17, 2008 6:39 am

:lol::lol::lol: Sorry Jane. Carrot cake is my favorite. So sad for you.
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