Apparently, after I made these delicious beautiful cupcakes, I needed to get knocked down a peg. It is good to fail every once in a while, right?
Well, if thats the case, than making attempting to make these brownies last night was worth it.
Since the title of my blog is Brownies and Zucchini, I decided to make some brownies with zucchini. Sounds simple enough, right? I have already made cookies with zucchini and bread with zucchini so this sounded like a good idea.
After checking out the recipe, I noticed that it says to use an odd sized pan – 7×13. Hmm… I didn’t have a 7×13 pan and it was definitely too late to go out and buy one. Who uses these crazy sized pans anyways? So I had to decide between the two similar sizes that I did have: 9×13 or 9×9. I chose the square pan. I am always a fan of thicker brownies, so I decided to make that decision. Plus, I was afraid that they would be too thin in the 9×13 and they would just burn.
All mixed up and into the oven they go. They did seem thick in the square pan – but not a whole lot thicker than normal brownies that I make.
The buzzer goes off after the recommended 25 minutes of cooking time. I stick a toothpick in the middle and it doesn’t come out quite clean. Back in the oven for two more minutes.
Next buzzer goes off. I check it with a toothpick again and it comes out clean. Out of the oven they come.
I set them aside and let them cool before I cut into them…..you know, so they’ll be set up nicely for photos. 🙂
I cut into them and put a brownie square on a plate. Uhhh…..yeah these are definitely still about 1/3 dough.
Back into the oven they go. Timer set for five more minutes.
About two minutes in, I checked on them. They looked like they were getting pretty dark on top. But they were pretty dark to start with….hmmm….
A minute later I check on them again (yes I am this obsessive, I really didn’t want them to burn! I love brownies!) Still looking pretty dark and not really appearing to cook more….hmmm…..
The extra five minutes buzzer is about to go off. I take them out of the oven. Toothpick test comes out clean. But they still look pretty gooey. Maybe if I let them sit overnight, they will set up, possibly cook themselves a little more in the hot pan, and be all good in the morning.
Now it is morning. I took another look at them. Still no good. Still mushy, mostly uncooked, brownie batter.
What went wrong?
Well, obviously the number one thing was that I didn’t use the right size pan. But I had done this before with no problem. I did anticipate that they would take longer than the suggested time because of the thickness….but then they were on the verge of burning.
Hmm….maybe next time I will follow the directions more exactly 🙂
So, now I am sitting here with my morning beverages (coffee and White Lotus Punch) and Miss Kitty. Thinking about what yummy treat I can make today to make up for this fail.
(the Husand and the Pug are still sleeping)
Maybe something from Cookiemania?