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Cooking and baking has taught me many lessons including that I love to try new foods, baking is therapeutic and that not everything I make needs to be perfect. This week’s Feed Me Friday is all about my failed drizzle pretzel rods and the lesson that not all short cuts are going to work and not everything I make is going to be perfect.
Danyella and I found these cool Candy Melt drizzle packs that we wanted to drizzle over pretzels to make chocolate covered pretzels. They were only $1.50 a pouch so we decided to try them out. I got pink and she got red. We had pretzel rods in the cabinet at home and decided to decorate with sprinkles. We were all set to make our drizzle rods.
The directions stated to microwave the pouch on 50% heat starting at 1 minute, knead to encourage the melting process then continue to heat in 30 second intervals and knead the pouch. I kept doing this process for a total of 3 minutes. The pouch got hot and it felt like the contents were melted.
This is come up with the failed portion of this lesson…..
I begin to try to drizzle my rods with the melts and it just come out in globs! No drizzle to be found. Now that I opened the pouch, I can’t reheat it to melt more so I keep trying to drizzle my globs. Once the pouch is empty, I attempt to melt them more by heating the rods and globs in the microwave. After a total of 2 minutes worth of 30 second intervals, the globs just wouldn’t melt!
At this point I just transferred the rods and globs to a plate and sprinkle with red sprinkles. I ate one and they still tasted good just don’t look as pretty as I wanted them to be. I guess that is life, some moments are great and look ugly which is where you adjust your expectations and enjoy the sweet side.
What cooking/baking fails have you had that still tasted wonderful?
5 thoughts on “My Failed Drizzle Pretzel Rods Lesson”
This cracks me up! I cannot tell you how many pinterest fails I’ve had!!! sometimes even if it doesn’t look good it still tastes darn good!!
Oh how many times has this happened to me! Lol. The pink color is so pretty and this can be such a fun activity to do for Valentine’s Day!
I hate when a new cooking or baking project doesn’t turn out as expected! I’ve had a few dinners that turned out ugly but still tasted wonderful. Luckily my husband doesn’t care as long as there is food in front of him
These things happen sometimes but I’m sure this combination of sweet-salty is delicious!
“It all goes to the same place” is what I grew up on lol. I actually think they still look pretty! I am totally making these, nothing better than sweet & salty snacks!