A Bet Fulfilled

Okay guys, so you know how you say something and how you’re totally going to do the thing but then you never do the thing and it’s shameful?

Yeah, so I was going to make mousse this weekend. I bought all the ingredients and got it all set up and ready to go….and then I didn’t have a pot I needed to make it. Like, honestly seriously, I needed a metal pot and I didn’t have a metal pot. So no mousse for me.

 

BUT IT WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK, I SWEAR ON MY HUMAN LIFE

 

So instead I made the brownies that Carmelle suggested, out of the kindness of her own heart. The brownies have a bit of an inappropriate name, so I’ll link y’all to the recipe and we’ll pretend their just called Super Yum Yum Brownies. Cool? Cool.

Now, because this wasn’t the cooking I was looking for, I didn’t learn a whole lot about baking from this project. It’s all very unfortunate for me, but at least I did get something else out of it.

See, I have a friend. More of a begrudging acquaintance really. Friends are hard to make, I don’t know when that happens. I guess we’re friends? I just skyped and he said we’re friends so I guess I know now.

Anyway, we’re playing through the best game series to ever be a game series and where is the third game, I’ve been waiting for eleven years, Square, why do you do this to me?

When we play the games, I play through the whole game, and then he fights the final boss. And we make it a bet where like, if he wins he gets something, and if he loses I get something. And guess what I lost (totally because he cheated). So his stipulation if he won was that I had to make him brownies. Because my last brownies went to my EMath class and no one else got any brownies, so there.

Like I said, the brownies were super easy. First I put down some cookie dough in a pan.

Then I put Oreos on top. We thought we’d go creative and make them birthday cake Oreos, to go with the sprinkles that I mixed in to the cookie dough.

Then I just poured the brownie batter on top!

Like, literally it was super easy, but I did learn something. I learned that I am getting much better at baking things because I was way better at judging when the brownie was done, and when it was not. So I give myself like, four gold stars for that.

That was my brownie and it was pretty good! If I were to say one thing, though, I think we should have used regular Oreos because the birthday cake ones had a pretty oddly strong flavour that overpowered a lot of the other things in the brownie.

But it was well worth it, and my friend ate too many brownies and made himself sick, so who’s the real winner in the end?

 So not a real update, I apologize, but I found my metal bowls, so I will definitely actually do what I said I would next and it will be special and magical.

As for curricular connections. I think this relates to area again. I know I already did surface area and volume, but I’m just thinking area right now.

Specifically in the step with the Oreos. What is the greatest amount of Oreos one can place in that rectangle, and is it possible to cover the entire area without wasting Oreo? So like, you could make every circle into a square, but then you’re wasting a lot of cookie and that’s sad. So do the curved sides of the cookie make it impossible to fill in all the gaps, and what the most efficient way to do so?

Specific outcome is in Grade Seven:

Outcome: SS7.2 – Develop and apply formulas for determining the area of:

  • triangles
  • parallelograms
  • circles
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3 thoughts on “A Bet Fulfilled

  1. I’m so happy you decided to make Super Yum Yum Brownies and I can’t wait for you to make mousse! I think the mousse is going to turn out awesome. I’m glad the recipe wasn’t difficult to bake. I’m making a mental note about the birthday cake Oreos. Do you think double stuff Oreos would be good? Or would that be a lot of icing?

    I like the connection to the curriculum. You’re right though, besides area and volume I can’t think of anything.

    My recommendation this week is homemade baked Churros! This recipe does not involve deep frying so it makes the Churros a lot easier to make. Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/homemade-churros/
    They look really good but I have not tried making them yet. It’s on my list of things to bake.

    Thanks for another excellent blog post, can’t wait to read what you bake next!

  2. Any experience is good experience when it comes to baking! It’s good you’re learning the estimation for done-ness. Honestly, my grandma was one of those people who could create anything without using any sort of measurements and voila, magic tastiness!

    I always love seeing what you get done, and I like how you link to the curriculum! Way to go! (ps bring brownies pleeeease, I’ll trade you a granola baaar)

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