My co-worker loves my shortbread recipe and asked me for it. I wrote it down listing ingredients, prep method, cooking time and so on and she came in next day and said it didn't work. So I went through the method with her, rub fat into flour etc etc and press into pan she said she did this. So she made it again, and again, and again (maybe a dozen times) and still they were nothing like mine she said and that she had trashed them.
I have to say I got mighty fed up going through the recipe with her, trying to explain what the mixture would look and feel like, oven temperature and wondering what on earth she could be doing wrong.
Until last week, she told me of yet another aborted try and then said - does it matter if I melted the butter in the microwave? I can't tell you how many times I had told her softened butter. It didn't occur to me she would melt it.
Ever had a similar thing happen?