I was feeling SO proud of myself earlier. I was like, “Wow, this is going to be a great post on my blog. I’m such a good cook… this recipe is going to be totally rad!”
Well, all those thoughts are gone now. Wiped away. The end. Ka-put.
All drama aside, I’ll fill you in on what happened.
I had been dying to make a dessert with a graham cracker crust ever since my cheesecake disaster, but I decided that I was never again going to go buy all sorts of special ingredients for it like I did for that. (And what a let-down!) I don’t usually buy whipping cream or whipped topping, and so many of those no-bake-cheesecakes call for things of that nature.
So today, I set out to make something with ingredients in my pantry. I really do feel like this was a noble attempt. I learned something the hard way, though. Remember this lesson from me, and don’t learn it the hard way yourself:
If you look hard enough online, you can find a recipe using any ingredients in your pantry, but that doesn’t mean it will be good.
Imagine my delight when I discovered this recipe online! It couldn’t have looked simpler. A no-bake cheesecake that I could easily top with a homemade peach pie filling? And in a graham cracker crust no less. So off I went.
First, the crust:
As I whipped up the inside of the pie, I felt a little nervous. I’ve never used sweetened condensed milk before, but someone gave it to me at my grocery bridal shower, and this recipe called for it, so “why not?” The batter seemed really runny, but I comforted myself. “It will set up in the fridge.”
Fast forward 4 hours.
I have refrigerated this beauty to it’s full extent, and made a delicious fresh peach filling to serve with it. Is your mouth already watering? I was counting down the seconds until I could sink my teeth into it.
But first, I had to dish it up. It was then that I realized I had made a grave mistake. I had ignored all the warning signs. It was nice and cold, but still so runny!
But I followed that cheesecake recipe completely! I measured and I did not substitute!!
Help!!! What did I do wrong??
PS: It was brought to my attention that perhaps my can of sweetened condensed milk was too large? It was 14 ounces, and the recipe said “small can.” I guess we’ll never know! Walmart only sells one size.