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pinterest challenge #5

This is my fifth pinterest challenge for May

I used this pin from Martha Stewart

Here is my pan of brownies:


Ok, these aren’t any ordinary brownies – they have black bean puree in them. So, this is what I did. I waited until I was home alone. I knew people wouldn’t even TRY them if they knew there were black beans in them.

The first person back was Mark. I waited until he got home before I even tasted them myself. So, I cut one, put it on a plate and grabbed a couple of forks. Hmmm – not so good. He made a face right away and said, “What’s wrong with these?” So I confessed. He made another face and raised his eyebrows. “No wonder they suck”, he said. Ok I wouldn’t go as far as saying they SUCK, but they weren’t good. They had a different texture than normal brownies. They’re thicker. But less chocolatey. Hard to describe. So, I put them away and awaited my daughter’s arrival.

She came home and was thrilled there were brownies. She cut one out and immediately commented on the look of the brownies. She said, “Are these brownies? Or what are they?” I said, “They’re brownies, why?” “Because they look funny.” So, she took her brownie and marched into the family room. I followed her and watched her eat. She took a bite, then stopped chewing halfway through. She spit the rest out into her napkin. “What’s wrong with those things?” she wailed. I told her it was a new recipe, but I never told her they had black beans. I was afraid she would never try anything again. And, she’s a horribly picky eater as it is.

So, the whole pan went into the trash.

Yet another pinterest fail.

2 Responses

  1. I’m devastated that you’ve been having such troubles with your Pinterest attempts! Hopefully you are unpinning these things, right? My coworker told me the other day that she uses beans all the time when she’s baking cookies (substitutes for oil or butter) and I just can’t imagine how they would end up the same!!

  2. Oh dear, I’m sorry the brownies weren’t a success. I’ve been seeing a lot of baking recipes with beans, I think Joy the Baker posted a bundt cake with beans recipe that I was tempted to make, but I don’t know, it just seems a bit weird. And I’m not sure if The Boy would ever try them… Hopefully your next pin will be better!

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