Goodness of My Heart- Recipe Tribulations

This was supposed to be scheduled for last Friday, however Foodie Pen Pals is like a breaking news story, so sorry for the delay…

Last week, I think I tripled my time in the kitchen. I had a few recipe fails- due to gross substitutions I made.

My successes included the following:

1. Bethenny Frankel’s Low Fat Moist Brownies– I called them brownie cakes, because they were half cupcake, half brownie by the time I got through with them.

Ingredients: (I guesstimated measurements, sorry I’ve adopted that from Bethenny too!) *I omitted the ricotta and oil, since I didn’t have those available*

Yields: 12

Rolled Oats

Melted margarine

Cocoa powder

1 cup raw sugar (this is a def. measurement)- I would use agave next time to make it super sweet

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 egg whites

1 cup fat free milk

2. Chocolate Banana Pudding w/ Brownie Bits-

*Pudding is in the two white bowls.

This was literally a package of Jell-O instant chocolate pudding mix and banana pudding mix mixed together. I used about 4 cups of cold milk, stirred for 5-6 minutes and then let chill in the fridge. I then topped the plates with brownie bits from the brownie cakes I made.

My recipe fails:

1. Chocolate Brownie Graham Flour Cookies– (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- just NOT a fan of flour…it makes everything WAYYYY salty and grainy. Ick.)

2. Chocolate Brownie Oat Cake– way too watery and too much cocoa powder.

The church actually had a backlog of all my prior goodies I made the week before, so I didn’t have to rush deliver anything. I kept the brownie cakes and pudding for myself. My sister actually gobbled the graham flour cookies- at least they weren’t a waste!

Plans for next week will include doughnuts (w/o glaze) and possibly a granola- for extra long keeping.

What’s the worst recipe you’ve ever made? Was it your fault for the ingredients or the way it was cooked?

Peace, love, and try, try again!

~C.C.D.

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