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Birthday Baking

Funny story…

Child number 8 has a birthday today.  Which meant that last night he wanted birthday treats for school.  Congo bars to be exact.  Easy enough right?  I have made them hundreds of times so I should know how to do it in my sleep.

Apparently not enough times yet.

I measured everything out carefully and the mixed it all up.  Spewing flour all over the place because again ( too many things going on in the background is my excuse) I put ALL the flour into a doubled batch.

Yes, I actually did that twice in a row.

Got them finished and in the oven.  Noticing slightly, in amongst too many other things going on around me, that the pan was awfully full.  Went to take care of said issues in the background and then the timer went off.  Oldest daughter opened the oven to see that they were not completely, or even half way baked yet.  I have no idea why that was.  Seems like the oven was heated correctly and the timer was correct.

Gonna just go with, too many things going on around me again.  It works for me.  How I ever get anything done is a miracle!!

We also notice that the pan is beginning to overflow.  Dang.  Quickly grab another pan and dump some into that pan.  Making  a mess and forgetting to grease second pan.  Smooth over both pans and finish baking.

They actually turned out pretty good!  They went to school and had good reviews.

Pinterest here I come!!  hahahaa!!!!

20140327_194758Congo bars

2 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed

2/3 c butter, melted

3 eggs

1 c chopped nuts- we don’t usually add this

2 3/4 c sifted flour– ( usually adding too much to the batter will cause it to sift on its own quite nicely!!)

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix brown sugar, butter and eggs thoroughly.  Add flour, baking powder and salt.  Allow it to all sit on the top so that when you turn on the mixer it goes flying all over the place!!   Add whatever chocolate chips that are left after snacking on them as you are putting together the rest of the ingredients.  Put in some nuts to make it somewhat healthy after all that sugar.

Pour into a well greased 9×13 pan. (in my case, use a double batch and put into a sheet cake pan)   Bake at 350 for 25-30 min. (or until the timer goes off and find that the sheet cake pan this time was not enough and we need another pan pronto!  Finish baking.)

YUM!!!

Blessings on your baking!!!

Nailed it!!
Nailed it!!

 

 

 

 

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