Allow me to present a brownie fail.
At my daughter's school, parents sign up to provide snacks for the teachers and staff once a week. Yes, this sounds really nice and awesome, and it is, except that it's the same 10 or so parents who cover the entire year. But a lack of volunteers is not my complaint for this particular post.
This week was another one of my weeks and I decided I'd make brownies. My plan was to make chocolate fudge brownies with white chocolate chips both mixed in and swirled on top.
So I made the brownies, mixed in some chocolate chips, and baked as usual.
At about 7 minutes til they were supposed to be finished, I took the pan out, sprinkled white chocolate chips on top, and returned the pan to the oven. In my mind, the chips would sit in the oven for the final seven minutes and get all melty and then I'd use a fork to swirl the melted chocolate around, producing something like this:
Instead, I ended up with this:
Semi-burnt, and crumbly chocolate chips.
Here, let me show you a little bit closer:
See how the chips just kind of crumbled when I tried to artfully swirl them with a fork?
I have no idea what went wrong. The brownies still tasted delicious, but they sure weren't going to win any beauty awards.
I made sure to sneak in the teacher's lounge and drop them off when no one was looking. Usually I'm all proud of my baking masterpieces, but not this time!
Any idea what I did wrong??
And lastly, let's play a little game of do you see what I see.
I know for a fact that my sweet baby Isabelle came from my husband and me, but I'm afraid one might think she's part of another family.