Everyone who cooks knows that sometimes things go wrong in the kitchen. Sometimes, we can figure out why. “Oh yeah, I did leave out the salt.” Sometimes, the recipe we follow is at fault. I find mistakes in lots of online recipes. Sometimes we don’t know what happened. I always try to salvage cooking mistakes, especially ones with expensive ingredients or ingredients I don’t use a lot, but sometimes you can’t.
Today was a day when I’m not sure what happened, but I managed to salvage it. I wanted to make caramel apples for a potluck tomorrow. I’ve made caramel apples before, but I saw a recipe on a blog that used maple syrup and sounded delicious. Since I’ve made them before, I decided to try it and I didn’t plan a back up recipe. Big mistake! Using a new recipe for a potluck is a bad idea.
Anyway, I followed the instructions and yum, it looked delicious, but I did think it used a lot of butter. I didn’t think it would ever come together, but it eventually did.
However, even after cooling for hours, this is what my apples looked like.