unsuccessful – (key) lime pie

I got limes from Costco…. which means I literally still have 20 limes in my refrigerator. What to do with them other than bake?

Alas, my first attempt at a (key) lime pie was unsuccessful, because of a couple of reasons. I followed All Recipe’s highly rated recipe, but divided by 3. Used 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs + 2 Tbsp butter for a homemade crust. Zest and juice from 3 limes. Amount was perfect for one 6″ pie pan, which fits in my toaster oven. But…

  1. Mixing order was wrong, so sour cream was clumpy and didn’t mix in well. Visually not pretty.
  2. I didn’t have the full amount of condensed milk, so I decided to sub part of it for brown sugar. Which visually made it into a brownish poop pie instead of a nice tinted lime pie. Also the condensed milk gives this pie its texture, I think, so… yeah.
  3. I didn’t want to get my hands dirty so I didn’t press the graham cracker well, which led to a soggy crust.

No picture. Too ugly! Just trust me.

Taste-wise, the pie turned out ok. Next time I’ll make sure I have enough condensed milk before starting the recipe..

first attempt – pound cake

DSCF1741I’m going to call this an unsuccessful attempt, because what I really want is a copycat Sara Lee pound cake recipe, and this is not it. Plus, my first couple slices of this cake had a funny after taste, and it was definitely not a great hit with the house. Kind of a medium satisfactory baked good, that satisfies “I’m hungry…” but not really anything else.
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