You know when you have what you think is an awesome idea, and you can’t think why no-one else has done it before, and then you do it, and realise why no-one else has done it before?
I regularly make a batch of hot cross buns (without the faff of the cross, and we usually have them cold, so more like fruity spicy buns really) and bung them in the freezer for the Smalls to snack on. But over Easter, I was trying to come up with a ‘new and exciting twist’ on the traditional hot cross bun, and had a lightbulb moment about incorporating marzipan.
My ‘vision’ was little cubes of marzipan dotted through light, springy, fruit filled buns…
It didn’t work.
The marzipan kind of smeed around as I was trying to incorporate it in, and then the dough didn’t prove very well (not sure if the marzipan kind of weighed it down), and then when I cooked them, the marzipan exploded out of the buns, and made a huge mess.
So, the two things I have learned are:
-there is often a reason why there is no recipe for your latest ‘incredible ground-breaking idea’
-if you are going to try out ‘incredible ground-breaking ideas’ DON’T make a double batch…