If you ever run out of mortar while constructing a building just make this concoction.
Seriously, I almost destroyed my husband’s favorite coffee mug. The recipe I tried was 3/4 cup brownie mix, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 2 tbsp water. It smelled more accurate to a traditional boxed-baked brownie than the first attempt, however, it
never solidified. It would not solidify during the microwaving, that is. I microwaved it for 60 seconds and it was still very creamy, almost like a heated container of frosting.
At that time, I put my daughter down for a nap which typically takes at least 10 minutes. Upon returning to the kitchen to test out my most recent “brownie,” I was more thankful for not leaving my spoon in the mug than I had ever been before…
This thing was as solid as a brick. I was stabbing at it with my spoon and not even denting it. From now on I will make sure to use a less desirable coffee mug while testing out these brownies-for-one. The mug spent days soaking, being scraped, and soaking again until we could finally clear it of its brick of a brownie.
I can tell you that I did not get a taste of this brownie, and I think that is for the better. It smelled better than the first brownie (thanks to the oil) but turned to stone (also thanks to the oil, apparently). This next test should be interesting, and hopefully not turn into mortar again. But seriously. If you ever run out of mortar for your brick building and cannot access any but can get your hands on olive oil, water, and brownie mix, you will be fine and dandy.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, and the coffee mug
was still is a Boba Fett mug. I’m more of a Jango Fett fan myself.