So excited for you guys to see this post. I don’t know if any of you know this about me, but I love to bake. It was a love I discovered back in Summer ’11 when I was temporarily laid off from my part-time job and had nothing else to turn to. Baking is something that makes me feel happy and relaxed. I love the process of measuring and mixing. Also, the feeling of feeding people something they love is very rewarding. I’m usually a from whole ingredients only type of baker. Very rarely do I make anything pre-prepared or boxed. I just don’t love the chemicals and extra additives that most boxed baking companies add to their powdered cakes and brownies. However, this is somewhat of an issue when it comes time to whip up something real quick for a last-minute party or event.
For those of you who can completely relate to this, I’m happy to share that I found an organic baking mix company based out of California. The company is Miss Jones Baking Co and her followers are Baker Babes. I recently decided to try their organic brownie baking mix. Scroll down for a photo journey of the ingredients needed, the look of the package and how my brownies turned out after all was said and done. This is my first baking blog post, which I know is far from perfect, so go easy on me with feedback 🙂 Hope you enjoy xo
When I opened the package, it came with a cute mixing spatula and baking cards for recipes using the mix. With recipes like Campfire Brownies and Brownie Batter Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches, I was so inspired to take the basic brownie recipe to another level. The brownie mix only required 2 eggs, 2 tbsp of water and a 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Definitely all things I already had on hand. I decided to go with the Campfire Brownies since I had the chocolate, graham crackers and ‘mallows already in my cabinet. Ps- excuse the bright pink socks, they’re so cozy and I didn’t realize the photo included them until after I went through them all.
I started by pre-heating the oven to 350 and then plugged in my Kitchen Aid Mixer. It’s always a good idea to pre-grease the pan. I do this with butter and flour. I think it gives the bottom of the dessert a good taste, especially brownies. The recipe calls for mixing by hand, but the Kitchen Aid does a much better job of blending than I ever could. I poured the powder mix into the bowl, added the eggs, water and oil. I mixed it on speed 2 with the whisk attachment until blended, about three minutes.
The batter turned out chocolaty and thick, so good. I did try the batter, you know for testing purposes lol. Next, I evenly spread the batter into the greased pan using the Miss Jones Baking Co spatula. I sprinkled the chocolate chips on top of the batter. I baked that for about half an hour.
After the half hour, I quickly removed the brownie pan and placed on a hot plate. Working quickly, I layered the graham crackers and the mini ‘mallows on top of the semi-melted chocolate chips. After that I sprinkled a few more chocolate chips on top for good measure and baked an additional 12 minutes.
After the timer went off, I was more than excited to try these. S’mores are my absolute favorite and I was really anticipating the chocolaty-ooey goodness of these Campfire Brownies. They were so so good! The brownie mix was sweet and delicious and the s’more ingredients gave them extra savory sweetness. I recommend cutting these into small pieces as they can be really rich or adding vanilla ice cream to take away from the chocolate richness.
My mom is my blog photographer and her and I have a huge sweet tooth. She was just as excited as I was to try these. She was even tasting the batter and sneaking chocolate chips in between shots. We decided to display them and have a mid-day sweet treat break. I think ‘will work for chocolate’ is something that her and I can both agree on.
Thanks for reading!