1 teaspoon does not equal to 1 tablespoon.
My goal today was to make yummy chocolate chip cookies. In the last couple years, I’ve taken up cooking and now recently, have decided to bake. I don’t think I’m a natural talent but each time I’m the one to prepare something, I find myself in a state of soothing.
Everything was going fine until I finished the mix and took a sample.
It was so nasty, I found myself devastated immediately.
So I did what any reasonable new baker would do – I went on google. The first result I found was to double all the ingredients.
Quickly and with every desire to make a fast fix, I put tons of more sugar in. Then some flour and vanilla. Only to realize I need more eggs but had not.
My coat was on seconds after the realization. Thank goodness there’s a mini grocery store about 200 yards away.
With two new eggs my hope begin to rise. I mixed it all up again and took a taste. I’m pretty sure it somehow got worse. Naturally, I added cinnamon because of course the only way to draw out the bitter taste is to add a sweeter one.
“Mom help me!” I begged, but she didn’t know what to do as much as myself.
Add slices of potatoes in the mix in order for it to suck up all the salt! Perfect.
I looked for potatoes and we had none. Thank goodness that the mini grocery store is so near by. I sent my cousin and then chopped two potatoes and put them in.
Mom went to church. My cousin and I watched How I Met Your Mother in her absence.
The potatoes sat in the mix for at least an hour.
My mom returned and gave me the green light on the cookie dough. I didn’t dare taste it again, I still couldn’t get that bitter taste out of my mouth.
In the end, I baked it as a big long rectangle cookie.
Only to realize my mistake was:
Instead of a) 1/2 teaspoon of salt, I believe I either added 1/2 or 1/4 cup of salt; b) 1 teaspoon of baking soda, I added 1 tablespoon; and c) 2 1/4 cups of flour, I added 1 1/4 cups of flour.
I’m trying the recipe again tomorrow. I suppose everyone has to start somewhere – I was bound to get something wrong on my first go!