Some cooking errors might be hidden by a easy title change, the concept being that should you current one thing confidently sufficient (and it doesn’t style dangerous), your company shall be none the wiser. Did the toast get a bit darker than supposed? Name it bruschetta! Did the custard not set? Name it crème anglaise!
This method may additionally require a change in serving vessel or fashion, as within the basic instance of a trifle. When your cake doesn’t rise sufficient, you chop it into cubes, and layer it with whipped cream and fruit in a glass bowl that exhibits off all its magnificence.
Right here’s one I’ve used greater than as soon as: In case your veggie burgers end up too delicate, skip the buns, serve them on plates with a sauce and perhaps a salad, and unapologetically name them bean desserts. That means, you keep away from the dreaded smoosh impact that may come from compressing them between bread.
All this ran by way of my head after I tried a recipe from Marisa Moore’s new e book, “The Plant Love Kitchen.” Her Pinto Bean Muffins are so easy to make. You simply mash up the cooked or canned beans with onion, spices, and an excellent quantity of cornmeal, which helps bind them and likewise provides a welcome crunch to the outside once you pan-fry them. I used pinto beans as instructed, however I’m assured that just about any legume would work.
Now, these aren’t any mistake. Removed from it. I’ve little doubt they’re precisely what Moore supposed, as a result of they’re scrumptious, particularly when topped together with her vibrant avocado salsa. However additionally they served to remind me that a lot of cooking (and consuming) is about expectation and its achievement — or lack thereof. In different phrases, if these had been sandwiched between buns and referred to as veggie burgers, I might’ve been disillusioned. As a substitute, I appreciated each tender chunk.