Brownie Bowl Sundae Recipe Fail? You Be the Judge
I saw lots of people sharing on Facebook a recipe from Dreyer’s Ice Cream to turn an ordinary brownie recipe into a brownie bowl sundae and thought – looks easy enough! Here’s the photos and recipe shared by Dreyer’s Ice Cream:
- Follow the directions for your favorite brownie recipe to make the batter.
- Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and add brownie batter to each cup until they’re about two-thirds full.
- Place in the oven and bake, following your brownie recipe’s directions.
- In the meantime, spray the bottom half of your second muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Once the brownies are baked, remove from the oven and immediately press the second muffin tin into the brownies. Keep both tins pressed together until the brownies are cool.
- Add a scoop of ice cream and top with chocolate sauce and sprinkles for the finishing touch!
Since I was having a small get-together that was a mixture of adults and children I thought this would be a great dessert to try and reading the recipe thought it looked easy to make. I did make some adjustments (maybe this is where I went wrong). Rather than prepare my usual from scratch brownie recipe I picked up a box of my local store brand mix. I prepared the mix following the directions on the box, sprayed my pans and set out to back the brownie “muffins” according to the above directions #3 – bake following the brownie recipe directions – mistake – baking according to the directions on the box had them bake too long. I most likely should have lessened the bake time considerably.
All went well until I came to the step #5. Whether the brownies were over-done or I’m just weak – I didn’t have enough strength for the top muffin pan to form a bowl into brownies. I called my husband and he was able to press the top pan down to create a bowl (sort of). I really think if I didn’t cook as long as the package recommended, the brownies would have been softer and the creation of the “bowl” would have been easy.
Once my husband did the pressing, I put my knife rack on top to let the brownies cool. Getting them out of the pan was another mess! If I flipped the pan over, the rim of the bowl started to break. If I used a knife to inch them out, the bowl started to break. I ended up throwing 2 in the trash and keeping the rest with the feeling that I would wait to see what they looked like before I served them and then prepared a back-up dessert just in case!
When it was time for dessert I prepared everyone’s sundae and served them without letting anyone see what they really looked like under the ice cream and received lots of ooohs and aaahs! I think the process was a fail but it all worked out in the end. The end result tasted wonderful and looked pretty good too! I know they will be easier to make next time simply by changing the baking time! I will definitely try again and let you know how it goes!