In case you are under the impression that every thing goes on in my kitchen ends up a success, let me set the record straight right now. That is most certainly not the case. Kitchen fails are pretty much a given. They may occur less frequently with more and more experience but they are still bound to happen from time to time. I suppose that you, lovely readers, end up benefiting from my fails in the long run. I make the mistakes, I make the flops, so that hopefully by the time the recipe reaches you, any room for error has been removed. That doesn’t mean I’m always a great sport about it.
I wish I could say that I handle these moments gracefully or even good natured-ly. I do not. My rush of frustration is intense, but thankfully short-lived. The one thing that can quickly get everything back on track is, of course, a solid kitchen win. This weekend, after a particularly frustrating flop of a recipe, these muffins righted the wrong. They were exactly what I needed – simple, straightforward, and they turned out perfectly on the first try. As a bonus, they were met with hearty approval by the ever-ravenous natives AND we have breakfast options for the week ahead. Bam.