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.