Friday, March 14, 2014

Baking Mess-Ups...That Turned Out Better

Earlier this week, when I made pizza dough in the breadmaker, I didn't have enough bread flour.  The recipe called for 2 1/4 cups bread flour, and I only had 1 cup.  So I substituted 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour instead.  The result?  The family (including myself) actually like the pizza dough better!  It wasn't as thick, which was fine with us, and it was softer.  Everyone agreed that I should continue to "mess up" the pizza dough recipe from now on.

The other baking mess-up I made was last night.  I have made S'mores Cookie Bars several times before, which our family devours in less than two days.  Yesterday when I made them, I didn't have enough butter.  The recipe called for 8 tablespoons, but I only had 6 tablespoons.  I substituted 2 tablespoons of shortening (fat is fat, and I wasn't altering the recipe that much).  Guess what?  The cookie bars were totally delish.  When I have made them correctly, the bars are a little tough.  Substituting a little bit of shortening for the butter made the bars softer.....which make them a little easier to eat - the marshmallow fluff doesn't squish out all over the place. 
Two baking mess-ups that actually turned out better.  That's a switch for me!