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Apple Chips Fail

In case you were wondering, I’m not perfect.

This is not brand new information to Matty B – although he’s polite enough to keep this knowledge to himself, at least, as far as I know.

I frequently start a load of laundry, then promptly forget about it until 3 days later when I open the washer door to a nauseating musty aroma.

I make a huge mess in the kitchen when I cook. HUGE. It’s embarrassing. I can be in charge of one facet of dinner, and I still manage to use 5 pots. I don’t know why.

I have a very limited sense of fashion. I discovered skinny jeans just a few months ago. Its not like they replaced acid washed jeans with zippers up the back, but regardless, I was a little late to the party. My closet is full of browns, grays, and blacks. At least everything matches. Wait? Maybe things aren’t supposed to match? And what if acid washed jeans are in style? Oh, and today I wore socks with my Toms and it took a Jr. High girl to set me straight. I’m so confused…

Finally, I have a failed experiment to share.


I tried to make apple chips.

I’ve never made them before. I’ve never watched anyone make them before. I’ve never read a recipe for apple chips before.


Maybe I was overly confident after my couscous success? Maybe I assumed it was one of those “can’t go wrong” recipes? Maybe I was delirious from the tightness of my skinny jeans?


They looked great coming clean off my mandoline slicer. My mouth was starting to water as I doused those slices in a wave of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom.


My Silpat rarely leads me astray. We’re not currently on speaking terms.


After 20 minutes at 400 degrees, I had two kinds of apple chips: burnt or soggy.

Total fail. Miss Rae ate one, mostly because she’ll eat anything if you hand feed her like a baby bird. J man wouldn’t touch them. Don’t even ask about Matty B. You already know the answer.

I think my mistake was the baking method. Rather than high heat for a short amount of time, I should have done low heat for a long time, right? Dehydrate them, basically?

Lucky for Matty B, I only dirtied 14 dishes for this recipe, so he didn’t have too much clean up:)


One response »

  1. I’m so glad you posted this fail because I was about to take the same approach. I am such a lazy baker. I don’t want to wait an hour or two until I can eat what I am baking. So I was thinking maybe I would up the heat and reduce the bake time… but I guess that doesn’t work. Thanks for saving me some time and pointing me in the right direction.


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