Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Accidental Cooking

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!


Terri said...

Experimental cooking has only ever gone wrong for me. And as far as pizzas at our house, those are the result of dialing the phone and ordering one up for delivery, or taking the frozen variety out of the freezer. Your new pizza crust sounds DELICIOUS though.

Jen said...

I think you should have used it as the pizza dough anyway! It sounds delish and it is of all the stuff that goes into a pizza anyhow.


I don't think I've ever had a disaster that didn't turn out a disaster. I bow down to you. . . .

amazingbrenda said...

Mmmmm, the pizza dough, sound yummy. I'm glad it turned out good.

Hmm, maybe I should try it.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - You should try home made pizza. There is one bad side effect, though. My kids now refuse to eat any other type!

Jen - I did use it for the pizzas too, and will probably continue to do that in the future. So, next time you are having a disaster, maybe you will be inspired to rescue it!

Amazingbrenda - You should try it, even my mega-fussy youngest son liked it!

kenady said...

I never have accidents in the kitchen:) Everything I cook is always planned and prepared to ultimate perfection (wink wink nod nod).

Your pizza sounds delicious! We don't do pizza here because my daughter has a severe allergy to all dairy.

Logziella said...

I am a big accident in the kitchen!! LOL!! Kidding...well...sorta!

That dough sounds awesome! We'll have to try that sometime!