I know this happens to you too....you think you've forgotten something but you can't remember what, that thought burrows into your brain, grabs hold and won't let go. This happened to me a few minutes ago.
I'm baking pumpkin bread (again) this morning. I can't seem to stop baking pumpkin bread. It smells, looks and tastes like Fall. I found a new recipe that takes the smaller can of pumpkin and makes only two loaves. It's from one of my Del Mar Fair cookbooks from my San Diego days. My favorite recipe for pumpkin bread (my mom's) makes three loaves and since my freezer space is minimal, two loaves just suits us better. Anyway, so I'm going through the motions of making this bread Does that batter look right?, get it in the pans Something isn't right., about to place in the oven Hmm, should I double check I haven't forgot an ingredient? AND I can't shake the feeling I've forgotten something.
So I look at the recipe again, line by line to make sure I haven't forgotten something.
SUGAR. Three. Cups. Of. SUGAR!
Godzilla strikes in the kitchen! Good thing I caught that...I poured batter back into the mixing bowl, rinsed out my baking pans, re-Pam'ed them, added the sugar, mixed well, poured back into the pans and put in the oven to bake off.
Hope they turn out ok. When you forget to add the sugar then add it afterwards, the best you can hope for might be "ok".