Monday, 18 April 2011

Half Baked

Nothing says 'I love you' like a Betty Crocker's 'No Bake' Reese's Dessert Bar Mix. That's right, this was Mr and Mrs Davies' present of choice. When you live in Walnut Creek, CA and you're trying to bring back the most 'American' gift in the world, it's pretty hard to beat a Taco Bell Taco Kit and a I'm-a-lazy-American Betty Crocker dessert.
The Mighty Betty Crocker Dessert Mix!
Look! A convenient pan inside!
For those of you who've had the pleasure of tasting Banana's homemade bagels, cupcakes, and, most importantly, chocolate brownies, you'll know Banana can bake: bake like a Queen! Banana's chocolate brownies have been described as "orgasmic". Holy moly! So putting together some pre-packed ingredients should be a breeze!
The ingredients!
The instructions!
Easy peasy! Open the packets, pour them in, and hey presto: a super-sugary, artery clogging, artificial-flavour dessert! So last week I took up the challenge, only it didn't quite work out... Maybe it was the tiny brownie-maker inside of me or some deep-Freudian urge to keep the planet free of fake-baking, but Banana made a mistake. 
Spot the missing ingredient...
Now, I realise the whole dessert looks like a mistake. Honestly, that was with some careful smoothing too. Surely, this dessert was never made to be eaten. Even less without the essential trademark Reese's peanut butter. A Reese's peanut butter dessert without the Reese's peanut butter. Hmm, interesting. Is it bad that I was relieved?! 

So Mrs Crocker's dessert mix and I parted ways, now it's in the little bin under the sink in the sky. RIP weird dessert thing. Let's hope the Taco Bell Taco Kit is a little more edible...