Seeing as we are back in our old stomping grounds of 13+ years ago, we are enjoying meeting up with some friends from long ago. That being the case, my upbringing tells me to bring a dish when invited for dinner... Desserts have always been my favorite thing to bake/cook. Yeah, well - til now.
We have discovered (thanks, Amanda!) No Pudge! Brownies - delish brownies made fat free (FF) as you use FF vanilla yogurt vs oil and eggs.
Not long ago, I tried a similar dessert, cupcakes, made low fat by adding alternate ingredients. That time, I was glad the recipe made such a huge batch as it went something like this: (each 'batch' is 6 cupcakes, the size of my pan).
1. Batch one - not done in the middle - pitched!
2. Batch two - burned - pitched
3. Batch 3 and 4 edible (and actually tasty - finally!)
Yeah, my convection oven is waaaay different than any other oven I have ever used. So, based on previous experience, we purchased 2 boxes of the FF brownie mix. The box said to cook for 30-35 minutes. Seeing as the cupcake fiasco stilled burned in my brain, I chose the 35 minutes. Yeah, the edges burned. Grrrrr. Thankfully, I like brownie edges and Paul enjoys the middle... but they were still mighty tasty, chewy and chocolaty!
Cooking/baking is not one of my favorite things - although, seeing as we like to eat 3 squares a day.... Now add a temperamental convection oven, and my cooking flaw is definitely magnified (One of many flaws, of course!).
So, to prevent further embarrassment, we cooked the batch-to-go at Corey and Amanda's. Not a bad excuse to go visit Anabelle, eh? LOL They were delicious!
Now, dear readers: any tips you might have on baking successfully with the convection oven (which doubles as a microwave - something I mastered! (HA!) - would be great!
Good thing I have lots of time to figure that blasted oven out.... in between Anabelle hugs, of course!
PS: Shameless baby picture of Anabelle (with one "N"). ;c)
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