We have all had disasters in the kitchen before. Whether you added salt to a batch of cookies instead of sugar, stepped away from the stove to answer the phone and ended up with kitchen full of smoke, or discovered too late that your cousin put a frozen turkey into the oven for Thanksgiving dinner without defrosting it first, something as gone wrong at least once or twice in every kitchen. Sometimes, these disasters end up turning into something positive (sea salt caramels, anyone?) and turn into a tradition. Other times, they turn into a funny story that you and your family laugh about for years to come.
The Rodelle Challenge invites home bakers to share their best, worst and funniest baking moments for a chance to win a great prize. Rodelle, which is a company that makes some of my favorite vanilla products, has teamed up with KitchenAid to sponsor this annual contest. Six winners will receive a year’s supply of vanilla, cocoa and other baking ingredients AND a KitchenAid stand mixer just for sharing their baking stories. The contest runs through January 5rd, so any memorable baking moments that come up before the end of the year will be just in time to enter.
Of course, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that none of you will have any culinary disasters this holiday season, and that every baked good that comes out of your kitchen turns out to be perfect. But in case something goes wrong, don’t forget to snap a few pictures and enter the 2012 Rodelle Challenge, because you might end up with a brand new stand mixer for your trouble and that will make for a very memorable holiday.