Sigh. You know… sometimes, you just have to laugh at yourself.
Let me back up.
So I decided to try them out. The only change I decided to make was to use butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips… just for a bit of a twist.
First I mixed the brown sugar and melted butter together.
Then I added the vanilla, salt, and egg (and let me just say, I don’t even have to look at the recipe in order to type this… I have it memorized… you’ll see why very soon!).
Then I added in the flour, being careful not to overmix (as Jenna said!).
Then I folded in my butterscotch chips. I deviated from the recipe a little and used a cup, rather than a 1/2 cup, because more is always better in my book! Plus, Jenna even said that she just dumped in her chips, so I’d like to think that she added more than a 1/2 cup, too.
Finally, I began to pour everything in to a greased 8 inch round pan (I didn’t have a 8×10 pan like she suggested, so I improvised). And that’s when, this happened…
If you’re wondering what on earth I did, well, I’ll tell ya. That pink mixing bowl is pretty darn heavy! So I was lifting it up to pour the batter in to the baking dish, and it fell out of my
dainty weak little hands. :/ And then I was very sad…
for a moment, at least! Then I remembered that I still had more of all of the ingredients left! Yippeee!
So I threw the first batch out.
And started over again! But this time, I only had like a 5×7 dish or something weird like that…
Here’s that butter and brown sugar mixture again (because you can never have too much butter and brown sugar).
After mixing everything up… again…
I CAREFULLY poured the batter into the greased baking pan. Key word: carefully.
I put them in the oven at 350 degrees. Jenna baked hers for 30 minutes but since my pan made the batter a little thicker, I baked mine for closer to 35 minutes.
They smelled really good when they were in the oven. Here’s what they looked like when I took them out:
They look good, right? Here’s what they looked like when I sliced in to them:
Does something look off to you? They didn’t seem to be cooked completely, and they came out really buttery. This didn’t stop me from eating
one two because they did taste good, but I knew I couldn’t serve them to anyone else… they were just too underdone.
I contemplated not publishing this post because who wants to check out a recipe that didn’t seem to work properly?! But I decided to post it for three reasons:
I still think that the blogger who posted the recipe, Jenna, knows what she’s doing! All of HER pictures look amazing (seriously… you should check them out.). I think it’s something that I did wrong. So I would encourage others to try her recipes for yourselves and see if you get better results than I did!
The whole purpose of this blog is to record my “ups and downs”, right? Well I’ve had plenty of “ups”, but I have to face facts that I’m going to have some “downs” every once and a while. I’m still learning, so these things happen!
You needed a laugh today, right? Even if it’s at my expense, I’m cool with that.
Well before I sign off, please humor me by answering this question:
What’s been your biggest “oops” in the kitchen?