Tuesday, November 07, 2006

*Bawl* The oven that killed my tart

I'm so depressed.. the blasted oven has done it again.. *bawl*

I've been slaving the whole night to make a lemon tart for morning tea tomorrow. It's a special occasion, my boss is turning 60. A few of us were going to bring something for a special morning tea to celebrate her birthday.... not anymore!!! Look at what it's done:...

The blasted oven has ruined my tart :'(

What's wrong with it? Well.. it's quite burnt around the edges, the lemon custard/curd surface is in patches (it's not suppose to be this way.. it didn't do it to me the first time). Just when I thought I had the temperature controlled at 160 c in the stupid oven, I opened the door to check the tart and it'd sky rocketed to 190 c, boiling the bloody custard instead of slow cooking it and left it in messy patches. (can you hear my cries of anguish??)

I'm desperately trying to think of ways to save it, It's already 11:30pm.. way past my bedtime and unless I slave the night away there is no way I am going to be able to bring something decent into the office tomorrow.. damn oven. I was so looking forward to it too. As if it wasn't bad enough that I had a mini disaster the first time I made this, now it's happened again .. bah....!

Am I ever going to get this right...??


Ellie said...

Whipped cream and berries will hide a multitude of sins! Sorry to hear about your oven woes :( but I'm sure it'll taste fine!

ilingc said...

Indeed it did! especially the icing sugar. :)

I'm moving ovens soon. Going to make sure the other one gets fixed before I start baking again :D