I just have to laugh. Food doesn't always come out the
way you want it, and baking can be particularly tricky.
In this case, I was trying to make steamed buns with
beef filling. The dough was for white
mountain bread, which I have successfully steamed
before. However, this time around things got out of
hand. The dough rose much more than I expected,
causing all the buns to halfway fuse together, and some
of them collapsed over the meat filling. And they stuck
to the steamer, despite my having greased it. The
upshot of this was that I ended up with a batch of raggedy,
homely steamed beef buns
that still tasted great. I call these baking mishaps
"Igors." In the photo you can see a pair of
buns - well, one; the other's hiding underneath - that
look more like pillows than the desired smooth spheres.
Also here we have some baked sweet
potato cut like steak fries, edamame,
another sanshoku dango (the white one from the previous
lunch's set), and a peach. I can't believe this is the
first time I've packed a peach with my lunch. I mean,
I live in Georgia, the peach state! And yet I've been
packing apples like a New Yorker.