The other morning I got into the kitchen and started making a batch of scones for breakfast. Before I got too far along I got distracted with some messages that were coming in, questions that needed answers.
With her new found baking confidence firmly in place, my girl stepped in to finish up were I left off.
In the end the dough looked a bit different but in the oven they went.
As they baked I noticed they were browning a bit more than usual. I placed my trusty bit of foil over the top to slow that down a bit.
Once they came out and cooled I took a little nibble and noticed that they were extremely salty. And something else was not quite right but I could not quite place it.
After a few questions we discovered the lesson learned in her first somewhat solo foray into baking:
:: Even though they are both sweet honey is not a straight away substitute for maple syrup.
:: Using a measuring cup as a scoop is not going to get you accurate measurements, especially when measuring something as fine as arrowroot powder.
:: Baking soda and baking powder are indeed different.
:: Rounded teaspoons for cinnamon or cacoa powder can be good in some recipes, rounded teaspoons of salt - not so good.
So the next day, after a trip to the store, a second batch was made with grand success and lessons were learned and yummy breakfast treats were eaten!
Have you had any funny baking experiences?
What lessons did you and yours learn?