I wanted something sweet. I always want something sweet, but that’s beside the point. What matters here is that I wanted something sweet but wanted to try something different so I experimented with brownie baking.
I took some regular brownie mix (I know – leave me alone – I don’t have time to do scratch) and added random stuff I had in my refrigerator or cabinets. What I wound up with is mini-brownies with some “extras”:
- mint chocolate Hershey’s kisses
- strawberry preserves
- raspberry preserves
- maple syrup
- cookies & cream Hershey’s “drops”
- triple sec
The preserves ones kind of exploded while they were baking. Okay, exploded is too strong of a word, but they basically expelled the preserves onto the pan and then, in turn, the bottom of the oven. That’ll be fun to clean. If I ever cleaned my oven, that is. (leave me alone, again).
The ones with candy stuffed inside didn’t explode but instead turned into something approaching bricks. I’m pretty sure that if I baked a few million more of them, I could build a house.
Mmmmmm, brownie house…. (drool, drool).
Okay, I’m back.
The triple sec and syrup ones came out the most like a normal brownie but as far as taste… well… let’s just say that I won’t be winning any epicurean awards anytime soon.
And the answer to the inevitable question is, of course I’m still going to them eat them all. What are you? Crazy?