umm... ok.. i do as the pack says. then what? how do i know what temp to set it on...??? shud i just put it in the microwave instead? at least i can c it there?
inner voice: no, silly! recipe says oven, not microwave oven!
hmm... now what? ok, let's test it?
inner voice, again: keep it for sometime... if it feels wrong, remove the tray.
okay. so be it. (talk of blind faith. that too, in a voice which has led me astray so many times..!)
done. there! now, i just pray to god that they don't burn. or rather, the oven doesn't burn, burning down the house with it!
omigod! maybe this was not such a great idea. all i wanted was to surprise hubby with a few brownies (i think he'd be equally surprised if i made a sandwich!!!), not with a burnt house...!!
approx 18-20 mins later...
umm... should i check it it's done!? i mean, i can smell the brownies... in school, they taught us to poke a needle into the brownie to check. (haven't even come near attempting this after school...) i don't have a knitting needle! don't even know it's correct use. let me try with a knife!
whoa!! oven's hot!! okay. now HOW do i do this...? hmm... okay! have managed!!! the knife comes out dry. so? should i now switch off the oven & pull my beloved tray to safety? hmm... but the pack says 40 mins. it's just been 20 since i kept the mix in... am i sure i want to trust what my teacher in school told me abt cakes? what if things changed with time...??
well, let me risk it!
so, out comes the tray... NOW's the real test! "Wait until cool before cutting". oh hell! what kind of sadist typed all this???? first they try to burn my cake! then, they expect me to pull it out & wait???? WHO can wait with a yummy looking brownie lying on the table RITE under their nose??! geez!
so, finally a good 15 minutes later, i can wait no more. and there goes the knife to work again!
hmm...not bad! guess the ordeal was well worth it!