Monday, March 24, 2008

30 Tablespoons of baking cocoa

So apparently 30 tablespoons of baking cocoa is too much for a double batch of brownies. I was trying to make brownies from scratch to take to one of the ladies I visit teach who just had a baby. I decided to double the batch so that Quin could have a few brownies. The recipe called for 5oz of baking chocolate. I don't have baking chocolate, but on the back of the Hershey's baking cocoa it says that 3 tablespoons of baking cocoa and a tablespoon of oil equal a 1oz square of baking chocolate. So lets all do the math. 5oz x 3 tablespoons= 15 tablespoons. Now I was making a double batch, so of course 15x2= 30 tablespoons of baking cocoa. While I was scooping out the baking cocoa, I was thinking, 'Wow, this is a lot of baking cocoa.' But I am not the best cook, so who am I to argue with Betty Crocker and Hershey? When I was all done, I decided to try to make butter cream frosting. It was really lumpy and not fluffy at all like it usually is when I make it, so I thought, 'hum? I wonder if the brownies will be good enough without frosting?' Good thing I tasted them before I took them to the lady. They were awful! So dry and they tasted like I had eaten a spoonful of unsweetened baking cocoa. I guess if I cut the brownies into 30 squares, it would be like I had eaten a spoonful of unsweetened baking cocoa. I don't care what the recipe says, that is too much! Good thing Quin can cook or we would likely go hungry!


Deidra Smith said...

Mmmm, yummy! That's too bad they didn't turn out. I'm a fair cook, but not great and i hate trying to convert things it always seems to turn out wrong. But good effort, it's the thought that counts, right?

Amanda &Andy Rigby said...

I am proud of your effort, but I suppose I will have to teach you a few things when I come out there in april!! I can't wait to see you guys!!

quin's mom said...

Too bad you had to waste all that cocoa. Doesn't make sense does it? But when you think about it, 5oz. of baking chocolate sounds like alot for that amount of brownies to begin with. Oh well, live and learn.