You know how sometimes you can exchange things in recipes? If you don’t have chicken stock, you can use chicken bullion. You can substitute applesauce for oil. No molasses? Try honey instead – it will taste a bit different, but will still be the same dish.

Tonight I made coconut macaroons. Every year, I do cookie plates for Olivia’s teachers (and, let’s be honest, for us, too) and this year, I decided to branch out and try some new recipes. Coconut macaroons are delicious and very easy to make, so I thought I’d give them a shot.

And hey, presto! They came out looking great. See?

Except for one thing. I didn’t have parchment paper, so I used wax paper. You know what happens when you bake coconut macaroons on wax paper?

They fuse.

That’s how many I was able to scrape off the paper before I gave up in disgust.

Back to the market for more coconut, I guess.

And parchment paper.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elizasmom
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 00:02:00

    Thank you for making this mistake so I didn’t have to. I’ve wondered if they were interchangeable, but I guess there’s my answer. Bummer — those macaroons looked really good.


  2. SUEB0B
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 00:18:00

    Yeah, the wax – not so good with the hot.


  3. LauraJ
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 07:18:00

    just yesterday i was thinking about you and your baking! hoping your next baking adventure runs more smoothly! back to the kitchen with me.


  4. Lea
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 09:03:00

    I hate hate hate baking mishaps! The next ones will be a huge success 😉


  5. Josie
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 11:38:00

    At least you’re making the effort to bake this year….I’ve given up hope.


  6. Patois
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 14:48:00

    Damn, they sure looked good. On paper.


  7. floreksa
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 15:35:00

    Oh No!!!!! I made that mistake once, with Dh’s birthday cake. Never again.


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