My kitchen skills have vastly improved in the last year. But for some reason I just cannot find a groove with baking.
Yes, I’ve had one or two successes. The blueberry cheesecake muffins I made in July were quite tasty. Mike will agree with me though when I say that most of my other baking endeavors have fallen flat (or dry, or undercooked, or just plain weird).
Still, recipes like “Classic fudgy salted brownies” courtesy of Running to the Kitchen, one of my absolute favorite blogs, catch my eye and I vow to go to the gym more just so that I can enjoy the decadent yumminess of the dessert. We had absolutely nothing to do on Sunday so I decided to sneak in some baking between meal-prep for the week.
The result? Well, they taste pretty good (my voice goes high when I say “pretty”). Yet somehow I managed to make them so thin that they are more of a cookie. I also got over zealous with the sea salt topping. Put it this way. When I took them out of the oven, Mike laughed.
Gina at Running to the Kitchen is a MUCH better photographer than me, but seriously, go look at her brownies and tell me what I might have done wrong. Mike helped me “retrace” all of my steps in the kitchen and we’re stumped. He even offered to bake them again next weekend to try and figure it out.
Do you struggle with baking? Any tips for a D+ baker?