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Pancake Fail

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Nothing like a good failure to put me in my place in the kitchen! This past weekend some people were going out for my birthday, and I knew I would have some crashers in the morning. I bought all the stuff to make some over the top dessert breakfast for us all to eat hungover, but I didn't put enough effort or thought into the dish and the results were bland and uninspired. More importantly, it looked like throw-up, not the best thing for hungover people to see! When I cook breakfast, I don't deviate very far from eggs, cheese and toast, which is why you don't see many breakfasts on here. I do have one pancake recipe up my sleeve though, and when made right it comes out fantastic. I swapped ricotta for marscapone, hoping to make the pancakes sweeter and almost cheesecakey, but I altered too much in the recipe that I ruined the things that make it good.


The first fail was a blood orange curd. I tried to write my own recipe on this. Last time I made curd it felt too thick, so in my recipe I used one less egg yolk. It didn't end up thickening at all!



Making the pancakes. The egg whites are in a separate bowl and get whipped.



Then you fold them in like a souffle batter. so light, airy, and velvety.



I also served it with a nutella syrup that was just nutella and cream. The pancakes themselves were bland, and the fluffyness of the ones I had made in the past with a similar recipe was replaced by almost gummyness. They were fluffy on the grill but would deflate as I pulled them off. The sauces tasted ok, but didn't look appetizing and especially didn't look good together. Gross!



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Epic failure! Not one piece of it worked haha. At least you awoke after your birthday debauchery. Was it even morning time?

Aaah, I hate when recipes fail! :( I'd probably lick the Nutella syrup off the plate anyway, though. :)

hey, shit happens when you try cook during a hungover. I tried to make blood orange margaritas recently, and it was a huge epic fail. I still dont even know what I did wrong.

I for one enjoyed the melted nutella. So much in fact, that even though it was left out for forever i still scooped some onto Dan's gelato. The orange juice and nutella mixture reminded me of something I used to do back in the day...OJ and Oreos. This may sound gross, but when orange juice is your power you can never go wrong with the combinations.

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