Update! I made a thin chocolate ganache and poured it over the dry brownies. They ended up tasting really good; since the ganache was thin it soaked into the brownies slightly and made them moist once again.
Moral of the story - If you ever find yourself surrounded by dry brownies, coat them with ganache. :)
Just so y'all don't think that I'm unfairly making claims about some of my recipe's deliciousness, I thought I would post a few fails today. Epic Fails, that is.
I get really annoyed whenever something I cook turns out less than ideal. Seriously. My husband stays out of the kitchen when that happens because he doesn't want my food-related anger to accidentally get misdirected to him. Smart man.
First Epic Fail
Last night I attempted to make risotto using brown rice to healthify the recipe a bit. It turned out to be an epic fail because of a few different reasons:
#1 - brown rice isn't as starchy as white rice so it didn't get creamy. And non-creamy risotto is just rice cooked in chicken broth instead of water.
#2 - I totally ran out of chicken broth. I had about 26 oz on my hands and assumed that would be enough for 1 c. of uncooked rice. But no. I had to resort to adding water and, because of problem #1, cover it and pretend I was making regular brown rice.
Next time I'm using aborio rice and leaving it at that. Eating white grains once in a while surely won't kill me.
Second Epic Fail
This actually happened a little while back and I just forgot about it until last night. I saw a recipe for Carrot Soup in one of my magazines. It was cold and snowy and I like carrots so I gave it a shot. It was yummy...for the first two bites. After bite four, you got really sick of the texture and felt like you were eating gruel b/c each bite tasted exactly like the one before it.
We ended up ordering pizza.
Third Epic Fail
This one just happened. Like while I was writing the first part of this post. Perhaps I jinxed myself. Darn it.
In Seattle, I picked up a cookbook, The Greyston Bakery Cookbook. It caught my eye because it is from the bakery that supplies Ben & Jerry (you know, THE Ben & Jerry) with all the little brownie and cookie bits for their ice creams. Hello! It was like a dream come true. Until I baked them; they turned out dry. And there's nothing worse than dry brownies.
I had such high hopes for all three of these recipes but they just didn't work out. Opperator fail.
Oh well, live and learn, right?