OK, hear me out. I can explain.
So I woke up at 1 pm here. Yeah, that's late, I know. But it's summer and I'm pretty sure it was a weekend when this happened. There's some justification in that, right? (Let's pretend. Please go along with it.)
I made some breakfast (which can take awhile,) I ate it, and then it was 3 pm.
Maybe I do need a better story.
Anyway, this is the truth. So at 3 pm, Mom and I need to go to the grocery store to pick up supplies. We're going to a 4th of July concert with some family friends who are coming to our house at 5 pm, and it's a potluck. I decide I'm going to make brownies based on this recipe. (P.S. Angela, you rock!)
So by the time we get ready and to the grocery store, it's 3:40 pm. We get out at like 4:18 pm, I think. (Which could easily be record time for us at a grocery store.)
We get home, and I dash up to my room and get the receipt from Angela's web site. Oh no.
Did I fail to notice the 1.5 hrs. of chilling time that could not possibly happen when I'm so late so they would be sitting in 90 degree weather?
Of course I did.
So I spend another 20 minutes routing through the site, so come up with this recipe. Naturally, I would change a few things, but what could go wrong?
I mean, I have 20 minutes before they get here.
I'm only trying a recipe I haven't made before that is supposed to bake for 30 minutes plus cooling time.
Don't say it. I know.
Fiasco-ed Strawberry Oat Squares with Homemade Jam
Adapted from Oh She Glows
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2t baking soda
1/2 cup stevia (this is what I use)
1/4 cup liquid egg whites (or about 2 actual egg whites)
1 small container of unsweetened/ no sugar added applesauce
2T unsweetened almond milk (click here or here for brands)
1T unsweetened shredded coconut
2 baskets strawberries, chopped
stevia, to taste
Meanwhile, while dry ingredients exceptt coconut (flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and stevia) in a large bowl. Mix together wet ingredients (egg whites, applesauce, almond milk) into a small to medium bowl. Add wet ingredient to dry ingredients and mix well without over mixing.
|Totally ignore the baking temperature because you're almost out of time. I baked this at 450 degrees, but it clearly should be 350. (Just like the original said you should.)|
I was told we were late, so I just pulled them out of the oven after 10-15 minutes of baking, and decided to call it a "crisp" instead of "bars." Yeah, okay.
It was really underdone, but it was good. I plan to remake the bars and bake them at the correct temperature for the correct amount of time and let you know how it goes.
|So when we get there, we're actually not late. Oh well, It was really fun anyway and I got a compliment on my "crisp." *Sarcastic laughter*|
That's my friend Christine. (She's on the left, I'm on the right.)
In my defense, it didn't have any serving utensil some maybe people wanted it, but simply couldn't get it.
I guess you don't have to play along anymore, but you have to admit, it was kinda fun. :)
I took some nice pics of the fireworks, but the Internet is in a bad mood so it would take me a long, long time to upload everything. I plan to do it later in the week.
By the way, I stuck the leftovers in the freezer (and they taste great.) Sometimes I crumble about half of one on my oatmeal.
You guys, my patient readers, are awesome. (I hope I didn't use readers in the plural for nothing.) ;)