Cranberry Delights – BFI #3

I had a brilliant idea last night, and i savored it in my mind, let it roll around, worked out the recipe slowly in my head, adjusting the ingredients to and fro until I had it perfect.

Which is when I began Brilliant Failed Idea #3.

I imagined a spongy childhood-memory-invoking cake (yes, I just read Swann’s [...]

Lemon Raspberry Chocolate Tarts – BFI #2

In the past I’ve felt a bit shy about posting failed recipes. For instance, do you remember the rhubarb pie ice cream recipe I posted? Of course you don’t, I never posted it because it came out very lackluster. Why would I post that? This is a foodie blog, right? Everything we make [...]

Thermos Rice – BFI #1

Last night I had the brilliant idea of making brown rice in a thermos.

I put boiling water from the kettle in the thermos to warm it, and then dumped that out. I then added rice and more boiling water (in a standard 1:2 ratio).

In the morning I found the result was luke-warm water with fairly [...]