A Bad Baking Week

I’m having a bad baking week, and it’s only Monday!

Yesterday I went to the market and bought some of season’s first Lac Saint Jean blueberries. I had too many to eat before they spoiled, so I decided to throw some into blueberry muffins (yesterday was also National Blueberry Muffin Day, for those of you who are interested).

I’ve made so many muffins in my life that I rarely even think about what I’m doing anymore. I threw the batter together, folded in the blueberries, and popped ’em in the oven.

Then I turned around and saw the baking powder container sitting on my counter.


I’m not one to clean as I go, so if the container was closed it meant I never opened it.


I let them bake even though I knew they wouldn’t rise. I thought maybe they would just be dense but edible. I was wrong. After 45 minutes in the oven a tester came out clean, but the muffins were still raw. I think they were just too dense to cook through.

So my Lac Saint Jean blueberries went to waste. Sadness.

Since I wouldn’t be having muffins for breakfast, tonight I decided to make some granola. I don’t have a long dramatic story to tell about the granola. All I can say is I burnt it. More sadness.

These back to back baking fails are making me reconsider my dream of quitting my day job and baking for a living. Or maybe this is just a sign that it’s still too hot to bake , and I should just take a break from the oven for a bit.


11 thoughts on “A Bad Baking Week

  1. If it counts, my mother was always the one to bake pies growing up – it was our favorite part of the holiday, but not hers. But the pies were always amazing.
    A few years ago, we all were pumped because it was the year she started to make 2 pies (because my brother could eat one by himself alone [he’s a football player]), and so she made strawberry rhubarb and apple. She makes the pies from scratch, so these are legit.
    We all get a sliver of each, but my brother has about a serving platter full of both. We all take a bite into the apple pie (which she makes with granny smith apples) and our faces puckered…. she forgot the sugar.

    You will be sad, but it will definitely make a good joke in a few days :)

  2. Ugh that sucks! I HATE when I do that! A couple of weeks ago I made a chicken dish and I skimmed over the recipe and accidentally doubled the salt. It was horrible.

  3. I can’t believe I missed national blueberry muffin day, next year I will make sure I make blueberry muffins or at least eat one! Baking mistakes, very frustrating, you really have to pay attention to every detail and concentrate which is not always easy to do especially when in a hurry or preoccupied!

  4. oh bummer…….I could almost taste those muffins …..at least you were brave enough to tell us what happened….when I bake a mistake if no one saw it, it never happened….lol
    have a better weekend!

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