Friday, September 10, 2021

A Tiny Flaw

To the lightly roasted course semolina, add one cup of lukewarm milk. 

Allow it to cook on a slow flame. 

Once it's semi-solid, add half a cup of granulated sugar.

Give it a vigorous stir before turning off the gas.

Now, I'm going to serve the audience. 

I said with a wide smile as I approached them with serving bowls garnished with sliced almonds. 

With fingers crossed, I watched them take a spoonful of my sweet dish into their mouth. 

They ejected the morsel in unison. 

"Major flaw!" one declared.

"You've put salt instead of sugar." the other screeched. 

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about the cooking show. It can be any cooking show, real or imagined. Who is there? What happens? Make it fun or follow a disaster. Go where the prompt leads!


hhtp:// said...

Oh my that would be spoilt. Great job and super picture.

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

I've made that same mistake occasionally, so I can relate easily to this fun flash fiction.

CharliMills said...

Ha! That's a terrible tasting mistake! One year, for Thanksgiving, I forgot to add sugar to the pumpkin pie. We added extra to the whipped cream to make up for the blandness!

Robert Kirkendall said...

Ooops! :-D

Norah Colvin said...

I added salt instead of sugar once when making a pavlova. Needless to say, it didn't work.

Michaelsfishbowl said...

Picky audience members, what do they know!