I can read, I can write, but sometimes I have great difficulty following directions, especially those written on the back of cake or brownie mixes.
For years I have retained the title of worst brownie maker on the planet, a title well-earned and greatly deserved. I bought the box mix that came with a little sachet/bag of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
Nowhere, and I stress NOWHERE on the box directions does it say, “Now add the Hershey’s syrup.” For years, now going on two decades, I have been throwing away those little baggies of Hershey’s chocolate syrup thinking it was a free sample. The brownies were of the consistency and flavor of chocolate flavored shoe leather.
This week I baked a french vanilla and white cake with a seven minute frosting. NOWHERE and I stress again, NOWHERE on the box did it say, “Now divide the mixture into two round pans. So I bought two boxes, and poured one each into the round pans. What I ended up with was a coconut white frosting covered land mine. And it was delicious.
It’s a good thing I wasn’t attempting to make Schweddy Balls! It’s been years since I’ve seen beautiful Schweddy balls.