Sometimes my Make Your Own creations sure don’t turn out like I think they will. I had jotted down a recipe I came across for making your own brown sugar. It said to mix together a 1/2 cup of white sugar and 2 tablespoons of unsulphured molasses. Well, I thought, that sounds easy.
The result, however, was not brown sugar. It was a wet clump of sugar that smelled to high heaven of molasses. It did not resemble brown sugar in the least and I couldn’t imagine putting that in a recipe and having it give off the same taste as brown sugar would. It ended up in the trash can.
I’m setting up a category in my blog for these little experiments that don’t turn out, but debated for quite a while on what to call them. Failures? The Hall of Shame? But that’s not true because there is no shame and no failing in trying something even if it doesn’t turn out perfect. Every time we try, we learn. And every time we learn, we grow.
So these are going to be my Half Baked Ideas. I know that someday all these learning experiences will add up to some fully baked ideas that do turn out!
** Update: When at first I didn’t succeed, I tried, tried again. Read the updated post about successfully making homemade brown sugar.
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