Monday, August 29, 2011

Grasshopper Bars: Baked Sunday Mornings

I made my Baked recipe a couple of weeks ago, but haven't gotten around to blogging about it until now.  I have mixed feelings about this recipe.  The recipe was somewhat hard to follow and not clear about a few of the steps.  The recipe said things like, "whisking occasionally until mixture comes to a boil and has thickened...."  My thoughts after reading this were, "How thick is thickened"?  Or mix until proper consistency ... uh ... what is proper consistency??  My buttercream filling did not turn-out.  I tried hard to follow the instructions and do as I was told, but even after refrigerating my buttercream for an hour, it was still runny and then it started to kinda separate and get clumpy.

I do have to say, the flavor of everything was great and I loved the fudgy brownie bottom, but after seeing the results, I didn't feel like I could share this treat with Hubby's office as I had hoped.

I will include a close-up photo of my filling ... I'm open to suggestions!

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Anonymous said...

I think the brownies look great! And, if they tasted yummy, then who cares how it looks? =D

Kris' Kitchen said...

The filling looks almost curdled. I boiled mine for a few minutes wondering what proper consistency is? But it worked. Maybe it needs a longer cook time. I notice that the upcoming apple cake has a similar recipe for the frosting, so maybe that will give you a 2nd try. I've not read the directions, but I'll send you a note when I do.

Kathy said...

I had problems with this filling too! I actually threw the first batch out and started over. The second time it came out great..The secret is to make sure when you have it on the stove top, to let the mixture cook until quite thick. I didn't do that the first time. Also make sure when you add the butter, you do it at low speed and mix till well incorporated. This takes a few minutes.
Your bars do look wonderful and I agree with YC if they tasted good then who cares!!


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