Saturday night I had planned t have several ladies over. We do a twice a year clothing swap, and while the clothes are being set up, we eat and talk. My contribution was supposed to be brownies. I have an absolutely delicious recipe that I make, and after I discovered this recipe - I'll never use a mix again. The recipe isn't my own, as I saw it online - but they are well known to be "Carmen's brownies". It's completely decadent, very fattening and completely not healthy.
They are so yummy.
You begin the recipe by melting 3 sticks of butter and mixing in 2 cups of cocoa powder. Let it cool. In a separate bowl, whisk 6 eggs and add two cups each of brown and white sugar. Mix well, pour in chocolate mixture and 2 T vanilla. (I typically use vanilla bean paste as I like the more intense flavor.) Stir in 2 cups flour and 1 t salt.
Or, forget that step.
Yes, when I was creating my yummy brownies, I became distracted and forgot to add the flour. I poured the batter into the greased 9x13 pan (you can use a larger pan if you like thinner brownies), stirred a vat of nuts into the mixture - at least it seems like a vat of nuts, my husband loves some brownie served along with the nuts. I popped the pan into the preheated 350 degree oven. I checked the brownies at 30 minutes, when my kitchen smelled absolutely amazing, and the brownies weren't done. I checked them again at 40 and 50 minutes, and saw that they were beginning to burn around the edges, but they looked grainy and were still doughy in the middle.
And that's when I realized I'd forgotten the flour. I removed the pan from the oven, grumbling all the while, only to realize that I'd forgotten to line the pan with parchment paper or foil. I always do this with brownies, as once they are cool you can just lift the entire block of goodness out. It makes slicing and serving a snap and clean up is virtually non existent.
If you forget the flour AND the parchment paper - well, just know that I had to leave that pan to soak for an awfully long time and it took a lot of elbow grease to clean it. I was super disappointed with myself, and made a vow to never forget either the flour OR the parchment paper.
Have you had a kitchen disaster? Were you able to save it, or was it a complete flop?