Baking Brownies is a Sticky Situation
Do you cook with your kids? I decided to encourage my kids to cook. They are always asking me to bake brownies for them so I bought some mixes for them. It seemed very simple. Add water, oil and eggs. Mix, pour and bake. I would pre-heat the oven for them and put the pan in as well as take it out. I’d let them grease the pan. I hate that part!
PickyKidPix has a good friend that she likes to bake with. They started cooking together when they were 9-years-old. She’d come home with meringues — the mom friend insisted that they were super easy. Brownies too! They’d make their own after school snack and share with siblings. It seemed … ideal.
When it was my turn to host, I turned on the oven, told them to get me when they were ready to bake and hand them the mix. I returned a half hour later. There was a trail of brownie batter that led from the kitchen to the yard. Brownie batter covered the bathroom door handle too. Ooooh! And the bathroom sink looked a brownie exploded.
The actual pan had just enough batter for about two small brownies. What the heck happened? I’m still not sure but it involved a lot of giggling and a garden hose.
The moral of the story:
- Success at one house does not ensure baking success at another!
- The first time was messy but the second time went much smoother.
- Independence is good … and messy! And messy is not necessarily a bad thing.
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