My Baking Fail

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Well I found a recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I was super excited to bake pecan pie brownies. I gathered all my ingredients and followed the recipe to the letter.

Here is what the recipe calls for (I have linked to my favorite baking products):

You will also need a 9×13 baking pan, and two mixing bowls.  I love Wilton products and used a pan like the one shown above.  You will prepare the brownie mix according to the package, so you will need the specified water, oil, and eggs.  I have linked one of my favorite brownie mixes above.  It is not the one I used, because I believe the one I chose aided in my baking fail.  I will explain that further down.

I chose the Betty Crocker Supreme Fudge brownie mix, and prepared it according to the package.  The recipe says to bake for 20 minutes, then pour the pecan pie mixture on top.  As soon as I poured the pecan pie mixture on top of the brownies, I knew this was going to be a baking fail.  My brownie mix was still very liquid like, and the pecan pie filling didn’t cover the top of the brownie.  It covered most of it, but it didn’t really sit at the top.

I thought “it’s too late now” and put them in the oven.  These brownies smelled delicious, and I still had hope that they would turn out good.  after 35 minutes in the oven they were done.  I pulled them out and let them cool.  I cut a row of brownies while it was still slightly warm, because there is nothing more delicious than warm brownies.

My brownies turned out more like a lava cake. HAHAHA.  For the most part they tasted amazing.  I believe there was a combination of things that occurred to make a yummy fail.

  1. I believe the fudge that comes in this brownie mix made it too moist.
  2. I think my batter needed to be cooked a little longer before adding the pecan pie filling.
  3. I may have needed more pecan pie filling.

There are areas of my brownies that are very chewy to eat.  The syrup of the pecan pie filling fell to the bottom of my batter, and the sugar and pecans remained on top.  I don’t know how that happened, but what resulted was crunchy roasted pecans with a chewy caramelized topping.  My brownie is so moist it falls apart instead of keeping shape when cut.  It is cooked through, but just very gooey from the fudge and pecan pie filling.

For the most part, my brownies look like the picture from the recipe.  However, My brownies are gooey all the way though.  The ones on the recipe are moist and gooey on top, and more dry on the bottom (not to mention hold shape).  Even though they didn’t turn out as expected, I will definitely have to try this recipe  again.

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