Food, Not So Glorious..

I really enjoy cooking and baking though sometimes it doesn’t like me.

Yesterday I tried an apple cardamom and pinenut traybake.


Became this. A nice taste but too much apple for it to hold together.

Today for dinner the plan was a bacon chestnut and Brussel sprouts flan with a potato parsnip and bacon/chorizo side.

The pastry came together OK and looked fine pre cooking…

But it leaked and so the flan became a flaaaaan.

The veg look okay and I’ll taste fine.

Just a shame that I’ll be voted out of the tent when Mrs LeP gets home.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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40 Responses to Food, Not So Glorious..

  1. !00% for ambition and effort

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Hey, you will become famous in cooking too. This all looks very nice. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day! xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Good for you, and as longs as things taste OK, what’s the problem? I had a variety of disasters which when covered with custard became Di Surprise desserts!

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  4. Love the combinations of foods and flavors… Whipped cream for the first effort and ketchup for the second and no one will be the wiser!

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  5. Norah says:

    I’d keep you in my tent, Geoff. They look great and sound delicious to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. joylennick says:

    Good try you! Yes, we all know that “We eat with our eyes and taste buds.,” but as long as it does TASTE GOOD, the looks should be secondary. I met many a promising, handsome lad, when young who was boring, and some ‘craggy’ types who were very tasty! Tee hee. xx …

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  7. I see a party ahead for Dog!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ritu says:

    Looks lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Darlene says:

    All looks good to me. A disaster is when it tastes bad!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Ruth says:

    Having previously sampled your wonderful baking at a Bloggers Bash, Geoff, I’m sure I can safely say you definitely won’t be getting voted out of the tent! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Erika says:

    In the end, what matters is the taste. How much luxury do we need 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. JT Twissel says:

    Maybe if you put a little sour cream on top and sprinkle it with pomegranate seeds? I once attempted to make a shredded carrot omelet so I’m not one to talk!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. willowdot21 says:

    Also I think you need to wash the pots and clean the worktops too?
    You can’t make a flan without cracking eggs 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Anyone that attempts to cook for me is a winner from the start. Taste matters more than anything. It’s a real mess when it hits bottom anyway.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. noelleg44 says:

    You are as creative with your cooking, Geoff, as you are with your writing. I just like all the veggies and fruit!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Jennie says:

    I think it looks wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. It’s up to time Ur dish looking great

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