Friday, January 27, 2012

Domestic Goddess Failure Case Study 2: Hotdog Mummies.

I did quite a bit of planning for the Witches Ball party.


It was months in the planning because I had to buy everything around Halloween. I waited until it was over and got everything half price, so of course I purchased way too much.

I also printed out a large number of recipes for 'spooky' food. The Americans really do this in a big way so there are lots of things to find.

These Mummy Hotdogs looked perfect.

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I thought I would give them a practice run before the big day and let the kids have them for lunch.


I just couldn't get them right.



Mine looked a little like Murdered Hotdogs.








To be honest, I don't know how I can stuff these things up.



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14 comments:

  1. I can sooo relate to this post! I'm always trying things that I've seen in cookbooks or on pinterest and very rarely do they come out the way I expected!

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  2. Lol @ the murdered hotdogs! Only laughing because I know that if I attempted this seemingly easy recipe, mine would end up looking the exact same as yours :)

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  3. Ohhh. I tried something like this once, only they were simply wrapped in one sheet of puff pastry - and I couldn't make them work.
    I think, murdered hot dogs still kind of fit in with your theme ;) Kinda...

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  4. Did they at least taste ok? I had an absolute disaster with the oh so fashionable quinoa last week. I'm avoiding fashion from this point forth and never quinoa again!

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    1. The kids did eat them. Twice! I actually tried again the next day with the same result.

      We were over hotdogs by then and just decided to move on to the next item!

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  5. Try using skinless frankfurts and maybe cooking at a lower temp. Thinner strips of pastry might also help - puff pastry has a habit of swelling during cooking.
    I feel your pain though. I've attempted recipes, following the instructions to the letter and end up with something not even remotely like the supplied photo! :-(

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    1. Thanks for the tips, I wondered if they might work better with non puff pastry too.

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  6. murdered hot dogs would be alright too wouldnt they? lol. I feel your pain, things i cook rarely look like they do on the recipe lol
    Good try though, practice makes perfect;)

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  7. Your hot dogs are the ones that made me want to go out and try it myself, they look delish and now I'm hungry...LOL
    Murdered hotdogs made me giggle. :-)

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  8. Your murdered hotdogs looks pretty delish to me. As long as they taste good, that's all that matters! :)

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  9. Never trust a cook book photo! A food stylist once told me that to get the perfect shot of ice cream, they use mashed potato!

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  10. The one in the second photo on the top right looks pretty great! They look yummy a bit of tomato sauce for blood, yum!

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  11. That made me giggle. They really didn't look as nice as the original ones but at least they had personality. Rachel xx

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