Tried another recipe today and after following all the stages I am just becoming slightly underwhelmed with the final results. I am confident that I am carrying out them to the letter and am not cutting corners, if I wasn't confident in reading through a recipe I wouldn't waste time trying it. I'm not sure if I can put it down to eating at better restaurants which is making me feel underwhelmed at the final taste tests. But it's making me just want to stick to the tried and tested recipes that I KNOW are good but I want to expand my horizons a bit and try cooking different things. Any ideas or similar experiences?