I’m quite certain that my flop was my own fault so don’t let me deter you from picking up your cast iron skillet and whipping this up.
By then end of this, I just wanted to whip someone WITH my cast iron skillet. But I digress…
The idea was great in theory: sauteed cinnamon-sugary plums enveloped in a soft cakey batter. While visions of sugar plums danced in my head… Instead I was given scrambled egg scented, curdled batter that after 45+ mins (I stopped counting after 40) was still underbaked (although it tested done, mind you) and all I could think about was that the ONE time that I find BEAUTIFUL, ripe black plums that don’t cost an arm and a leg… they go to waste. Mainly because I wasn’t going to salvage them from their curdly doom.
Well, that and the whole mess fell onto my counter and floor while I tried to flip it onto a cake stand. See?
Hey, cast iron pans area heeeeeeavy.
I might try this again someday. After I find out what the hell I did wrong. It would have been so pretty too. I artfully arranged the plums and everything!! Not that you can tell…..
I find it important to share the flops and fails as well as the winners. It builds character, don’t you think?
Thanks a ton Michelle for choosing this recipe. It sounded SO great and I wanted it to work SO badly as this was to be a little birthday cake for my mom BUT alas… no dice. Head on over to her blog for the recipe (posted on Sunday.)
Up next week: Mom’s French Pancakes AKA ‘Crepes’ AKA ‘the most delicious vehicle to your mouth, I promise!’