“I’m baking brownies today. Oh well, it shouldn’t be that difficult!” I told the hubs.
And I flopped. Rather miserably. I was expecting a nice soft brownie which would make me go hmmmmm…..but ‘huh’ was my response.
Legend has it that the first brownie was probably a chocolate cake that failed to rise. and there is no question that it was a clever way to turn a baking failure into a delicious baking sucess. But I totally destroyed that today. Instead of a failure-turned-success bake, it was a total failure – disaster! Instead of having a dense, moist, fudge texture, I had a dense, moist, CHEWY texture. Time to exercise that jaw!
I was not devastated, for the record. Just puzzled. I had baked brownies before and didn’t recall that it was anything near bad. What happened?
I had followed the recipe but perhaps lessened the amount of sugar by a wee 40g. Instead of using chocolate, I used the chips and perhaps, used 2 tbsp less of flour. According to the recipe, I have to bake for about 35 to 40 minutes but at that time, it was barely cooked! I mean, it was still very moist when the inserted stick came out, with very moist crumbs on it. So I baked longer, for about 30 more minutes and checked every now and then.
Oh, it’s just one of those days. We can’t have success every day! Part of working in the kitchen is having such adventures too, isn’t it? I’ll try again and this time round, follow what the recipe calls for religiously.