In the past week or two I've remade some of my favorite recipes. Three, to be exact (besides the ones I already mentioned). One turned out great, as usual. One turned out a little different, but still good. And one just didn't turn out the way I wanted it to.
First - the cinnamon chip banana coffee cake. I gave the recipe to my mom, and it's one of her favorite things to make. Of course she always has me make it for her when I come home. It turned out really well this time. And unlike last time, I took pictures! Doesn't it look yummy?
When my parents came in to help me move, I decided to make the flourless chocolate cake from Passover, for both of their birthdays. It was good, but I made the mistake of overbeating the eggs. This resulted in a meringue-like top, instead of a brownie-like top. So if you are going to make this recipe, DON'T overbeat the eggs! Once they start to increase in volume, stop!
For my mom's surprise party, I decided to make Ina's Outrageous Brownies in addition to the dozens of cookies. I'm glad I had the cookies, since the brownies were a bit of a disappointment. I made them exactly the same way I did before (at least I think I did), but this time they ended up really crumbly. They still got the shiny flaky crust, so I thought I was in the clear. I honestly don't know what happened. This just means I'll have to make them again!