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oooooh, I'm an idiot, and I'm OK...

Making cheesecake for post-Great Vigil celebration.

Recipe for 'chocolate upside down cheesecake' from Grand Ol Opry. Easy, right?
You make the chocolate cheesecake batter the usual way, cook it 15 minutes at 400, 15 minutes at 350, then spoon the uncooked brownie that you mix up while waiting, onto the top of the partially done cheesecake, and then you bake it another 35-40 minutes, checking for done the usual way.

Except when you skip a step. Do you know, 15 minutes at 400 won't firm up the cheesecake, and it'll still be liquid in the middle, and when you wonder why they have you put it in so early, start to put it into the oven and see that it's still on 400, you can feel REALLY stupid?

Well, you can. At least cheesecake is fairly forgiving; I removed as much of the brownie as I could, and will put it back in 15-20 minutes after things are more stable. Sheesh.


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Apr. 15th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain.
Several years ago, I was prepping a box of Rice-a-roni. I generally skip doing the frying-the-rice-mix-in-butter step, because I think it's just silly and stupid, and I don't need brown pasta in my rice. It's fine if it's all fairly uniform.

It's when the directions have the quantity of water to add split between two lines, and I only actually saw the 3/4 cup part (not the whole other two cups listed before the linebreak), and proceeded to wind up with... a rice-puck. A big skillet-sized rice-puck.

And of course, this happened when we had a friend over for dinner. At least we had some canned veggies in the pantry to use instead, but... D'oh!

Apr. 15th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: I feel your pain.
Oh man... You didn't try to make it come back by adding water? Had it burned?
Apr. 16th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: I feel your pain.
It wasn't worth the hassle.
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
You might be forgiven if you share with all who comment on this post :)
Apr. 20th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
The attempt to have a nice chocolate 'base' that would come off as they cut it? Nobody got the nice base because they were afraid of scratching the pan. So it was still there at the end when everything was devoured.
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