Friday, March 9, 2012

Sometimes things just dont turn out like you plan

had some big plans for these brownies. 

plans included large and perfect square brownies, packaged between parchment paper, wrapped and put in a pretty box. these pretty little boxes.  a little take home present for each guest (her and her) a little treat after a big Mexican lunch.

found on the last page of the Country Living April 2012 issue.
assemble the usual suspects.
and line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper.
and butter the parchment paper.
don't think that its not really needed.
this is really needed.
you really need to butter the parchment paper.
cut 40 caramels in half and mix them with 1/3 cup flour and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa. add a cup of salted peanuts. set aside to get to know each other before they are called into the action.
in a double boiler (also known in my house as a glass bowl over boiling water) melt 1 stick butter and 7 Oz's of dark chocolate
stir until completely melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. pre-heat oven to 350.

mix 4 eggs, a teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar together until thick. three minutes.
then mix in the melted chocolate
and finally its the caramel mixture's lucky day! there invited into the mix.
bake at 350 for 30 minutes. refrigerate for at least 3 hours until you cut them in perfect pretty little squares like this.  this is where me and the recipe parted ways. nothing i could do at this point would make these pretty little squares.

i eventually gave in to the fact my plans weren't going to materialize. (why didn't i read these reviews before i started? looks like others had some failed brownies too) i just sat the brownies on the counter with a knife and all day, everyone who walked by just got a scoop.

they were still delicious. (when is chocolate, butter and caramel not delicious?)

but nothing like i planned.


Pegi said...

There was nothing wrong with these brownies ! As I recall, they were just about all eaten by the guests (myself included !) (thanks !)

Sheila said...

LOve that you posted this recipe! And I hope you didn't actually make the PBJ bars because you caught my error!!! aHHHH it's 1 and 3/4 sticks butter or two whole sticks if you don't use the pb. OH my. I think I might have some people postin failed PBJ bar recipes ; )
Thanks for linking up! xoxo

Unknown said...

They look good to me and I bet they tasted divine!