It all happened last Friday evening.
Hey, why has everything gone wobbly and out of focus?
It was the end of a long, hard week and I was cooking my traditional home made pizzas. The dough was starting off, everything in the mixing bowl but not yet mixed while the yeast got going, I was starting on the sauce and half way through my second glass of a rather nice red. Mmmm red wine... Foo Fighters were blasting away on the music system and somehow the entire family seemed to have congregated around me.
Anyway, I had a huge handful of basil that was on its way into the sauce, and I was trying to have 3 conversations at once (not a Man thing to do) and got just a tad "distracted". The basil went into the dough mixture. Oh crap!
Hm, ain't going to be able to pick that out, now, am I?
Herby pizza base?
OK, let's do it!
Garlic Bread Seasoning? Yep, some of that too! And a bit of oregano, some chopped garlic, yeah that should do it!
I mixed it all together, gave it a good knead and away it went. Delicious, the dough balls that I make with what is left from the bases were especially good.
So, next time you have a cooking disaster, think before you throw it all away. You might be able to rescue it after all!
When was the last time YOU made a huge mistake and turned it around? Please share!