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Old 07-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
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I had a bad experience making the hot water crust, I was called away for a few hours just as I had melted the lard in the boiling water(you can add butter for a richer crust)I turn the heat off and when I returned I just turned it on, the lard had set into a hard skin so when the water started to boil the pan exploded and coated the ceiling.

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Old 07-12-2011, 05:32 AM   #2
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Bolas--I think I'll learn from your experience and never do what you did. What a mess to clean up!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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Lol Bolas, sounds like a nightmare! I've had some nasty kitchen blunders myself, like the one time I was boiling condensed milk in the tin to make caramel and forgot to top up the water and the tin of sticky gunk ended up all over my kitchen. I also made a double recipe for my breadmaker once and forgot to split the dough before putting it in and that exploded in the machine :( still hasn't all come out but at least it still works which is a miracle in itself..lol!
My favourite was when I made little pastries for my daughters bake sale at school and forgot to put the flour in and ended up with a large amount of sticky cornflake brittle of sorts instead! They were meant to be "Hertzoggies" a South African pastry made with cornflakes, coconut, jam etc.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #4
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I had a bad experience making the hot water crust, I was called away for a few hours just as I had melted the lard in the boiling water(you can add butter for a richer crust)I turn the heat off and when I returned I just turned it on, the lard had set into a hard skin so when the water started to boil the pan exploded and coated the ceiling.

I had a similar experience with a pot of water with some oil in it. I had it boiling to add some rice then turned it off and came back later. The pot exploded and the lid went flying! Oil and water everywhere!
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Just had to share one more kitchen disaster while we are on the subject! When I was 5 my dad was making fries and forgot the oil on the stove. Ended up burning our kitchen down and having to run through the burning kitchen with both my sibling and I in a wet blanket to get us out of the house. The front door keys were missing so the backdoor was the only way out :( Luckily we can all laugh about it now and no one got hurt!
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