croquignoles by vanilla
I had completed the recipe, rolled and cut the dough. Meanwhile, I had placed the pan with the cooking oil on the stove to heat. The recipe had advised me to "fry until golden brown." I dropped the first piece of dough into the grease and had I cooked it for eternity it would never have turned "golden brown" for it instantly turned black as smoke rose from the vessel!
Okay, then. Live and learn. I turned off the fire, removed the blackened croquignole. After the grease had cooled to an appropriate level, I returned the dark rascal to the pot and finished cooking it. Lesson learned. Cooking the remaining goodies went well and they were delicious.
Of course, I ate the black one. Waste not, want not.
And believe me, I want no more black croquignoles. (Though it wasn't bad.)