Was wondering if someone could help me? Just made the Indulgent Chocolate and Walnut Brownie recipe from Mary Berry's Baking Bible, and it has flopped. I read the recipe carefully before starting and have now re-read it about 5 times trying to figure it out! It is quite burnt on the top, cooked properly around the outside edge, and completely uncooked in the middle (under the burnt top). I did do two things differently and am wondering if this has made a difference. DH absolutely hates coffee so I replaced the coffee with brandy, and although Mary said the chocolate needed to be 39% cocoa solids I used chocolate with closer to 50% solids, could this have done it?
I have been baking for years and have never had a recipe flop like this one. I thought maybe the oven was too hot but then this has never been a problem before, and I have baked loads in this oven. Oh and I double/triple checked the temperature when I realised what had happened
Any suggestions on where I could have gone wrong? Thanks for your help