So I’ve never claimed to be a domestic goddess.
I’m no Nigella.
Thankfully, my husband doesn’t have a sweet tooth, so baking is never something I have really ever had to master.
Problem being, that I am partial to a dessert or two.
So recently I decided to try it out again; my last foray into baking and dessert-making being back in school with some butterfly cakes – anyone remember those?
Anyhow, I decided to start off slowly, and made a relatively inoffensive cheesecake.
It looked a little lumpy, and a little broken around the edges, but surprisingly (to me, and everyone else that tried) it tasted actually pretty good!
So it spurred me on to try a slightly more challenging recipe – chocolate fudge brownies.
Hardly rocket science by any means, but to a rusty baker like myself, you have to walk before you can jog right?
Anyhow, tried to keep it as simple as possible for myself – as I realised that I had no scales and no square baking tin to be found….
So butter and cocoa melting in one pan, I whisked eggs and sugar up.
When both were ready, I folded them in together, and sifted in some flour – and when I say sift, I mean I dumped in slowly, whilst frantically mixing. (Note to self, sieve would be easier next time.) There was no exactness to my method, as all measurements were pretty much guestimated…
Then due to not having a square baking tin, I figured that this brioche pan would have to do.
Popped it into the oven to warm it up, and greased it with some of the finest butter – Kerrygold.
Another note to self, pastry brush would have made the greasing a little easier….
So in it all went.
So then with oven at 160, I just had to wait … and wait a bit more … and take a peek … and wait a bit more..
And eventually, I couldn’t wait any longer.
I figured – what’s the worst that can happen? And immediately thought of both Dr. Pepper AND Murphy’s Law simultaneously..
But as it turned out – against all odds, it wasn’t so bad.
I knew that these were never going to be your typical square or rectangular “homecoming queen” style brownies, but I reckon they did ok… 🙂
Catch you another time…
Hopefully any other baking related posts won’t be quite so dramatic…. 😉