I told them how we've thrown full meals into the garbage after one bite because they were that nasty. We decided that maybe I should start sharing some of these fails.
Here are two fails...same ingredients tried different ways...neither turned out. I had such high hopes for this one.
My sister had made the most delicious pizza for my niece's birthday party....this was my attempt at it.
I started out with flat bread (Ang used pizza dough).
I smothered it in pizza sauce...way too much pizza sauce.
I added lots of spinach...remember it shrinks when it's heated up.
Then I added the Cervalet Salami. I don't like salami or any meat with knobby white bits, however...this stuff is good!
Topped it with fresh mozza balls...
and baked it...
It was a greasy nasty mess. I did end up eating it because it tasted okay enough to eat and I really do hate wasting food, but it was a floppy soggy mess. I folded it in half to eat it.
I don't know if it's because I added too much sauce, or maybe I should have baked it straight on the oven racks, or maybe the spinach or mozza created too much moisture....or maybe the salami had too much fat...I don't know. It was not good...Ang's was good.
Knowing that this combo of ingredients tasted good together, I decided to try making a panini.
I used less sauce, but it still was a drippy drippy mess when I ate it. It was better than the pizza, but not what I wanted. Maybe I needed to keep it in the panini grill longer?
Anyways....you need to make mistakes to learn. So don't be afraid to not have a recipe and don't be discouraged when it doesn't work out.