I am having a party on Saturday. To clarify, I am having a "Death by Chocolate" party on Saturday. I'm not sure why, but I had the crazy idea to do this last November. I was going to do it then, but my brother got sick, and with the family coming to town and the related drama; a chocolate celebration didn't seem appropriate.
People were understanding at the time, but I 've been on the receiving end quite a few prods since the holidays. People wanted their chocolate! So, family drama behind us, I rescheduled. I've got a number of chocolate treats planned, 6 of which I've ever made before. What that means is that I have a lot of testing to do. Or, Taste Testing.
Have I mentioned that I'm trying my very hardest to lose weight, and that I have some making up to do after the holidays? This is going to be a challenge.
Yesterday, I went to a friend's house, and we worked together to make Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. We followed the recipe exactly, and they taste divine, but each and every one of them collapsed into a crator after they came out of oven. A little bit of playing and experimentation later, we think we found the solution. So, tonight I try again. In the meantime, I've got 30 failed cupcakes that are too good to throw out, but I can't serve.
I hope the other recipe work out better than this, or my freezer's going to be full.