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Failed brownies

by Kiran on March 29, 2011 · 9 comments

in Celebration

Clearly my failed attempt at baking a brownie almost had me kicking myself. Instead of using all purpose flour, I accidentally threw in self-rising flour. That (supposed) brownie turned out puffy, dry and cakey. Eatable, but not that we would go for seconds or thirds. Sorry Hubby. I tried to salvage the celebration last Friday with a celebratory night out stretched well into weekend πŸ˜‰ Yup, the Hubby had loads of fun this year πŸ™‚

Guessed the cake was enough reason for a missing smile on Hubs face πŸ˜€ I tried to salvage our celebration by treating Hubby at our favorite Chinese restaurant.

Awesome home-made Chinese food, we love dining here every now and then. If it ain’t broken, why fix it right? πŸ˜‰ Well, the only thing that was broken – my failed brownies. Guilty as charged.

As per the hostess’s recommendations, we begin with a soupy starter.

Sipped on hot and sour soup. A delicious, tangy and savory soup.

Technically sipping. These days we are so glued to our gadgets. Sheesh πŸ˜€

1st Main course: Stir-fry rice cake noodles. Delicious noodles!

2nd Main course: Fillet of fish with string beans. Sweet, salty and spicy – a perfect balance of flavors. Served with fluffy rice.

We took no time polishing off every delicious bits.

Fortune cookies for added encouragement and support.

After dinner, we decided to watch Sucker Punch. A hot mess of confusion movie.

We had about an hour to kill before showtime. Ben & Jerry’s was tempting enough for us to decide between:

Coconut ice-cream with sweet caramel and..

Hubby’s favorite vanilla ice-cream!

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Are you a master baker? Have you failed at impressing your better half on surprises? Care to share your remedial stories? πŸ˜€


1 angela March 29, 2011 at 8:59 AM

I baked my husband the ugliest birthday cake ever one year. Even let my daughter do the decorating and she was really little at the time so you can imagine. lol! I tend to randomly ruin dinner, too. I always feel awful but it the long run it really isn’t a big deal. Looks like you guys had a great time despite the less than perfect brownie. πŸ˜‰

2 Kiran March 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

What an experience, thanks for sharing. I guess Murphy’s law “when things go wrong, they will” seriously applies on special days when we hope everything turns out perfectly!

3 Holli March 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM

I’m glad he had a nice birthday! I fail miserably at lots of stuff I attempt to cook but then every so often a really good meal comes out of all that….. those are the ones worth waiting for!
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4 Kiran April 2, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Thank you. I just wish the brownie could have turned out better. Well, when things go wrong, they will. Unfortunately. Hopefully I redeemed myself by celebrating his birthday throughout the weekend πŸ™‚

5 sonia March 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Hi Kiran,

To me the brownie is looking quite good. Infact I like it little bit soft, so liked ur version. The lessons learnt frm this brownie will be with u forever, so apply ur operation of positivity and beauty in this really yummy brownie…cheers !

6 Kiran April 2, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Hi Sonia,
Thank you so much for the encouragements. Truly appreciate that you’d highlight where my focus should be. Being positive, enjoying moments by creating memories πŸ™‚

7 Ameena March 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I am a rather terrible book but I am a fairly decent baker! In any case, the brownies look tasty to me!! And it’s the thought that counts, right?

I love these photos of your hubby because mine is ALWAYS on his iPhone/Blackberry/laptop/iPad – you name it. Even on his birthday. At a restaurant!
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8 Kiran April 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I am sure it’s Maya that have literally “forced” you to be a great baker! You are so right about thoughts, but let’s ask the hubby πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for the Hubby’s photo compliments. Do you have any other, regular camera?

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