This weekend past I compared the contents of my pantry with the ingredient lists from several interesting recipes. I settled on the Hazelnut Cookies from Marcus Samuelsson's latest cookbook, New American Table, which I've mentioned here several times. The recipe is flourless and makes a small batch of tiny cookies that are perfect for freezing (or so the cookbook told me).
I put together the dough, which for me was actually a batter, and realized there was no way to form balls from the resulting liquid. Instead, I poured the batter into mini-muffin tins and sprinkled the tops with leftover hazelnuts. After baking, the little wads of hardened batter had a great taste but were impossible to release from the pan and might possibly break a hungry person's tooth.
Kitchen failures are not common in my house, but they are humorous. Take a look at these comparisons.
What Marcus's cookies looked like: