you win some….



and some taste terrible and don’t rise and look weird.

Sometimes people (Vanessa!) ask me if my baking ever flops. If it just doesn’t turn out quite right. And I’m here to say: YES! ALL THE TIME!!!

Usually though…I am a little ahead on projects and can share something else with you that didn’t flop. Usually I can just pretend that that never happened. But lately I am not ahead on projects. And so the truth comes out. This bread is the pits.

It looks a little strange (big globs of red? a blue hue? no lovely crackled top??), but tastes worse. I never really do like raspberries in baking…and I never seem to be able to remember that.

I emailed my friend Susan, whom we share Homeschooling Wednesdays with, and offered to bring terrible raspberry bread and she said, “bring it! The kids will eat it!”

True enough. Bless their little taste-testing hearts.


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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7 Responses to you win some….

  1. Mama V says:

    I was thinking it was too bad you didn’t have a dog until Susan brought up her kids. And then it made me think of all the ways I could easily equate my children to dogs. ;)

    I have flops all the time and I rarely bake. So I’m always curious if being the proficient baker that you are means a decreased chance of flops overall, or the same rate of possibilities just because you bake so often.

    You did once forget the sugar in my blueberry bread. But I didn’t consider that a flop. It was still fantastic. ;)

  2. I once left the eggs out of the pancake batter but didn’t realize it until they were served to everyone (6 adults) that they were incredibly flat & tasteless.
    So we just had bacon for breakfast.

    The red splotches are sort of off putting….:)

  3. Amy says:

    I use raspberries in baking quite often because I love them, but have had similar experiences as what you are describing … then it hit me, could it possibly have something to do with them being frozen and not the same temperature as the other ingredients? My loaves/bread always seem to get gooey and misshapen and I also get the blue hue throughout – at least we are not alone! :-)

    • robyn says:

      hmm….I wonder! When I’ve used fresh berries, usually they crush easier and it is more blue. Bit I’m not sure there are those globby bits.

      might experiment with this when blueberry season hits.

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