08 February 2010

Gypsy Fail

I spent the entire weekend trying to decide if I wanted to post about my latest failure in the kitchen. You see, I've been super stressed lately about so many things that I just didn't think I should share something yucky with you guys. This morning I decided that since last week is over that I should just get it off my chest.

I tried a new recipe for something called a Gypsy Tart. Now, I had never heard of this pie or even seen pictures of it (the recipe on All Recipes didn't have any user pictures but had great reviews). There were so few ingredients and very simple instructions that I thought for sure this would be a winner. Boy was I wrong! I know it has nothing to do with the recipe and everything to do with me and my crummy oven (I found pictures via Yahoo! Image search). Not only did I manage to burn the top of my tart, but it wasn't even cooked all the way through. I now have a wiggly, jiggly, burnt pie chilling out in my fridge because I feel too guilty to throw it away and too nervous to actually eat it. I think tonight it will find a new home in the apartment dumpster though since she's taking up too much room on the top shelf of my poor fridge.


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Gypsy tart - not sure about the name but I think I might call this a treacle tart. Do you know what treacle is?

Don't have a guilty conscience just throw the pie to the birds - they'll love it :-)

Better luck next time!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

No problem. Just find a group of gypsy children and serve it up. It moght be ok. Lot os things that don't look picture pretty still taste good. Serve it to hubby and see what he says.

Sunshine said...

Anne - I do know what treacle is! I even got to share my knowledge with the hubby on that one! Still have a pretty big jar of it sitting in my pantry waiting for me to find something else to do with it.

Bill - Thanks for the words of encouragement. It's not even so much that it looks ugly, I'm geniunely afraid of it. It wiggles like the blob! I know there shouldn't be any reason to worry since there's nothing in it that could make me sick, I think it's just a texture thing.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Be brave little one, put on a blindfold and then try it!

Alternatively, I'm with Bill, give it to your hubby.