My Very Own Pinterest Fail

Sometimes my zeal to replicate a craft or recipe that I’ve pinned ends in disaster. Of course, I’m not alone in my Pinterest fails, and many websites exist soley to showcase the hilarious mess-ups of over-confident pinners like myself.

Last night, I was struck with a bolt of brilliance. I was going to make myself baked mozzarella cheese sticks. I had pinned the picture and recipe, and the pin looked like this:

string cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs, baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes- serve with marinara sauce! Delish!
string cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs, baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes- serve with marinara sauce! Delish!

Simple enough, right? How could I possibly mess that up?

I had Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs in my pantry and I had Jalapeño string cheese in my fridge, so the cheese sticks would have a nice little kick to them. So I preheated the oven to 425 and got to coating my cheese sticks in breadcrumbs.

Here they are on the pan. I popped them in the oven and set my timer for 8 minutes. To pass the time, I started washing dishes. When I checked my mini cheese sticks at 5 minutes, they looked perfectly normal.

However, when the timer beeped at 8 minutes, they looked like this:

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Ummmm. Not quite what I’d had in mind. The great thing about cheese though, is that it’s safe to eat when it’s uncooked, so even when it’s all messed up and melted, it’s edible. And, as it turned out, delicious! (Although not particularly pretty).

So here you are, in true Pinterest Fail fashion….

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4 thoughts on “My Very Own Pinterest Fail

  1. For what it’s worth, getting mozzarella sticks right is HARD. The distance between “perfectly gooey but intact” and “leaking out of the breading everywhere” is small under the best conditions, and with some recipes I swear is pretty much non-existant (basically, if your breading is too thin/insubstantial, it isn’t going to hold together no matter what you do). Kudos for trying!

  2. Hahahaha! I can definitely say that my breading was insubstantial. The bread crumbs did NOT want to adhere to the cheese (although my finger tips got quite coated and globby…). I guess I’ll just have to try it again, and do 5 minutes instead of 8. Fortunately melted cheese is delicious no matter what it looks like.

    PS
    You bake so often! You should do a recipe post on your blog. I miss your homemade candy and Christmas time! :-)

    1. I don’t bake nearly as often as I used to, now that I have friends and a girlfriend here, but I do love baking. I don’t make up recipes on my own though, so my post would just be me linking to another blogger’s recipe and showing pics of how it turned out. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing I guess. Hmm. I’ve got a couple of things on my list to make soon, so I’ll try posting the next one if it goes well.

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