I made brownies with the recipe of this:

egg : 2

coco powder : 1/2 cup

white flour : 1 cup

milk : 1 cup

baking powder : 1 tea spoon

oil : 1/2 cup

sugar : 1 cup

then i put oil, egg, and sugar in the bowl and beat it then i add coco powder and white flour and again beat them all for 5 minutes. Then i add milk and start beater. And then i spreading less oil in the dish and then add my ready brownies in the dish.Then i put brownies in microwave oven for 8 minutes for bake.

This is the recipe that i made but the brownies which i made is always bitter. Whenever i made it taste bitter a lot but why?

I don't know what step i done wrong can u please let me know what i can do that my brownies taste not bitter anymore.

How can it taste changes?

  • Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. Maybe you need another recipe? (Unfortunately, recipe requests are off-topic here.) Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 15:45
  • thanks for welcome me and my question is why my brownies taste bitter?is this off topic? Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 15:51
  • Hello Aaisha and welcome! You're question is fine. And we appreciate the details you provided.
    – Cindy
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 16:36
  • 1 tsp is a very large amount of baking powder, but I'm not sure if the name "baking powder" refers to the same product all over the world.
    – The Photon
    Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 16:43
  • Is your oil rancid? Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 16:48

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Unsweetened Cocoa powder is a very bitter ingredient, and 1/2 a cup of it seems like a lot considering the ratios. If you want your brownies less bitter then you may want to reduce the cocoa some, or add more sugar, or do both. Try reducing your cocoa by 2 tbsp and adding 2 tbsp more sugar, adjust the ratios that way until you have the right balance.

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