December 09, 2010

a flop!


i decided i had enough of just "looking" at my candy thermometer, sitting on the pantry shelf, and decided to use it.  i found a 2-ingredient recipe for carmel cream candy and directions, just three sentences long!  how hard could it be?!

what grand, cozy memories i thought my boy and i would be making. my thimble-sized kitchen quickly filled up with a marvelous maple-vanilla smell.  heavenly.  then, it came time to, "mix until fluffy"...  listening to the mixer struggle, grunt and groan, and finally releasing a toxic, plastic-burnt smell... we came to the sad realization that..........



this idea was a complete flop! my mixer went to heaven that day.  cleaning the pot, wasn't as joyous as one would expect either, and our cozy smell, quickly fled.  looks like it's back to wurther's originals, for us.  smile, wink, nod!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear you- a few years ago, my precious 1970 Kitchen Aid mixer died and went to heaven while making gingerbread...but you know have a story!~ Janet M

Teresa said...

I had a very similar experience earlier this week with a "no fail" almond Roca style candy....it failed for me and stunk my son right out of the house...I hope my son doesn't go through life with the "burnt toffee Christmas memory". At least all I lost was a wooden spoon!

Wee Pip said...

awww, sorry it didn't work out:( Some things are like that.