Soufflé, Yorkshire pudding and the classic roast dinner are among the top 20 dishes Brits find impossible to make, according to new research.
The study revealed the dishes Brits regularly fail to serve perfectly on every occasion because they are burnt, undercooked or hard to deliver to the table at the same time.
Eggs prove particularly baffling, as omelette, scrambled eggs and poached eggs are all often served up too runny, stuck to the pan, undercooked or over-boiled.
Our lack of culinary prowess means six in ten British adults rarely deviate from their repertoire of familiar dishes because they usually go wrong if they try to cook anything else. This means the average family will eat approximately six meals on rotation, to lower the number of cooking disasters in the home.
Speaking on behalf of Sharp Home Appliances, which conducted the research, UK Sales and Marketing Director, Andy Warren said: “There is nothing more disappointing than spending time on a meal, and then discovering that something has gone horribly wrong.
“Our researchers discovered many adults are suffering mishaps in the kitchen on a regular basis, often because they’re rushing things and don’t have the time to spend poring over recipes or getting the correct settings on the oven.
“Distractions such as the children, the television, work and even the pet dog can make concentrating on the one matter in hand difficult.
“And this is why we can understand why many adults stick to the same meals day in and day out for ease and speed.”
TOP 20 ‘DISASTER DISHES’
- Yorkshire puddings
- Roast dinner
- Scrambled eggs
- Poached eggs
- Victoria sponge
- Toad in the hole
- Pasta carbonara
- Crème Brule
- Pork chops
- Dauphinoise potatoes
- Traditional fry up
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Beef stew