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the fail tart

July 30, 2009

failtart

It was supposed to be a pear frangipane tart. But then the silicone bakeware I bought imparted a horrible chemical smell into the pastry, and then into the frangipane, and then into the pears themselves. Which didn’t matter all that much, because the pastry was floppy and the frangipane too buttery.

Lessons learnt:

1. Don’t buy silicone bakeware unless it is from a reputable source.

2. If your silicone bakeware ruins one cake, don’t try again with an expensive-to-make tart “just to see”.

3. Sometimes, a baking-fail just can’t be saved. Happily, however, it can be reincarnated…


  • #1
    July 30th, 2009

    Oh what a shame, and how unusual that the bakeware did that. Sounds a bit scary/toxic.

  • #2
    July 30th, 2009

    oh no! sounds like a sad tale indeed. reincarnated? the mind boggles…

  • #3
    July 30th, 2009

    Ohh boo to silicone bakeware, I never realised it made such a difference! I think I’ll be avoiding it. At least you managed to reincarnate the baking fail! 🙂

  • #4
    July 30th, 2009

    Oh how sad. I was just about to purchase some silicon bakeware. Gotta check my source now!

  • #5
    July 30th, 2009

    Oh fail silicone tray 🙁 where did u get and what brand? Hee hee give that tart a pheonix down 8) Mmm-hai!

  • #6
    July 31st, 2009

    @Y: I thought maybe I hadn’t cleaned it properly the first time I used it, but no. My oven smelt kind of crazy toxic afterwards too – had to sit a plate of bicarb soda in there for a while to absorb the odours.

    @Helen: Not the tart itself – far too far gone. The recipe however… Well, yes.

    @Steph: It’s good for some things. I love (love!) my silicone baking sheets, and I can see how muffin tins would be great, but this one was a touch hopeless.

    @Anh: I’ve bought some tupperware recently. It’s a touch exxy, but with the lifetime guarantee & the way it’s been working for me, I think it’s worth the price.

    @FFichiban: I can’t remember the brand! That’s the scary part. I purchased it from a cookware store though, so it wasn’t some dodgy out-of-a-truck deal.

Shez