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Nov 26, 2010 05:49 PM

What did I make?

....And should I just throw it out?

My 11-year-old son, a budding amateur chef and major foodie, attempted to make us dessert tonight; he chose the caramel peanut butter pecan brownies from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook. He spent soooo much time making first the graham cracker crust, then the caramel layer, and then other two layers of peanut butter chips and pecans before adding the final layer: the brownie batter. It consisted of 3 steps (as I am sure most of you are aware) the melting of the butter and chocolate, the mixing of the other wet ingredients (plus sugar) and then mixing those two with the dry ingredients. Well, we thought all was well and good until we almost finished cleaning the kitchen and realized that he forgot to mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda) into the batter. But unfortunately, at this point, it had already been baking for 20 min so there was nothing we could do. Currently it is cooling in the kitchen. Did I bake anything we can eat that is worth the massive amounts of calories and fat this dish contains?

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  1. Instead of brownies, sounds like you made chocolate custard. Definitely edible, and depending on you feel about chocolate and custards in general, is probably "worth" the calories.

    1. I once forgot to add flour to a brownie recipe and ended up with a really dense, luscious fudgy thing. I suspect your son's creation may be superior to the original. I'd maybe refrigerate it to let it firm up a little more, but it's probably really good.

      6 Replies
      1. re: daveena

        Yes, the batter without the dry ingredients is quite close to a flourless chocolate cake, rich and fudgy. Definitely edible. I'd be inclined to put some very lightly sweetened whipped cream on it.

        1. re: bushwickgirl

          It does look like sort-of a flourless chocolate cake but with more layers. Here is what it looks like after firming up overnight:

          1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

            Looks pretty damn good! How did it taste?

              1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

                Definitely looks edible to me.

                Some advice for your budding young chef....always set out the ingredients before mixing and you won't forget anything.

                1. re: monku

                  It was edible but INCREDIBLY rich. One dice-sized square is enough. He actually did do mis on place but forgot to dump in the flour. He got over confident and didn't read the directions any more when he got near the end. Live and learn.