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A baked chocolate dessert, typically cut in squares, that has either a fudgy or cakey consistency.

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Multilayered brownie help

I'm not new to baking but I'm new to experimenting with baking. I just don't want to experiment with baking when many resources are invested in the recipe. So, I'm looking to make a huge ...
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Why can boxed brownie mixes use so little “wet” ingredients?

Be it Betty Crocker, Ghirardelli, or Pillsbury, I only ever have to use (on average) 2-3 eggs, less than a cup of oil, and a bit of water. Somehow, these people have been able to make it so that ...
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Decrease stickiness of brownies during depanning?

I use a square pan with 12 slots to individually bake brownies, as opposed to using a large square pan. My problem is that during depanning, I would occassionally lose a brownie because of a sticky ...
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When cooled, my browies are very sticky and hard towards the edges. What are the possible reasons that this is happening?

My recipe: 150g butter 90g chocolate 125g flour 15g cocoa powder 300g dark brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla Melt the butter and chocolate together. In ...
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Cake burnt on top using both elements on top and bottom.

Should I use only the bottom element for heating when baking cakes and brownies??
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Resting for brownie batter

It's traditional to rest dough for some pastries like cookies and breads. I think it allows more time for delicate enzymatic processes, to yield a better flavor. I would like to ask if this is also ...
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Accidentally used salted butter

I'm making some brownies for my nieces church school and I accidentally used salted butter and my batter is incredibly salty. Is there any way I can counter the saltiness of it? I'd hate to waste a it....
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How to convert Peanut Butter chips to peanut butter

I'm making a Peanut Butter Blondie recipe, and I'm trying to make it healthier for a Health Class my son is in. The recipe calls for 2 cups of peanut butter chips and I want to use natural peanut ...
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Best Practice at cutting butter and sugar in Peanut Butter balls

Something I have been making recently is brownie cupcakes (much the same as the molten cakes without the fudge). Using a standard box of dark chocolate brownies, I pour the ingredients, post-whisk, in ...
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How can I fix brownies that I accidentally added ketchup and pepper to?

When whisking eggs with flour, I accidentally added about 3 tablespoons of ketchup (I know, I know - I was making pizza at the same time and mixed up the two doughs). I also added ground pepper. I'm ...
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Higher temp and lower rack for thicker crust in brownies?

I would like to thicken the crust of my brownies. Will I be able to achieve this by setting the pan at a lower level on the oven racks and increasing the temperature? Or do I maintain the same ...
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How to remove brownies cleanly from silicone molds?

I've recently started looking into making brownies inside silicone molds (in particular, this guy) and I've noticed that it doesn't seem to matter whether I grease, grease & flour, use pam, use ...
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milk chocolate brownie turned out hard and very chewy

I made milk chocolate brownie today, intended for a 9x9 inch pan, but in a 8x8 inch pan. Although I have made these brownies before and they were perfect but did not know what went wrong today. The ...
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Why are these called “no bake” brownies?

I have this old recipe, that my grandmother's aunt's, someone or other (don't really know any more, no one alive can remember) cut out of a magazine years and years ago. The Title is "Blondie Brownies,...
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Substitute for vegetable oil in brownies

I'm cooking brownies; I have put everything together, and then find out I have no vegetable oil. What can I use to substitute for it?
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How to make my brownies rise?

My brownies always end up the same size after cooking as they were at the beginning, even though they rise by 100% during preparation. How can I keep them from sinking when they cook? The recipe: 375 ...
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How to turn a brownie mix into a cake?

So, I asked my friend to get me a chocolate cake mix, but she accidentlt got me a brownie mix instead (Betty Crocker Brownie mix). I wanted to make a chocolate cake for tomorrow's Super Bowl. However, ...
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Does sprinkling salt on top of brownies give the same result as putting it in the batter?

Standard recipes for brownies have a teaspoon of salt in them. Questions like this one and this one explain that it's only for taste. Can you just put some salt on top after they are baked? For ...
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Why did my brownie batter separate?

The recipe is: 1/2 cup butter 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp ...
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Eggless brownie, cake, dessert recipes [duplicate]

I am looking to find recipes for desserts, specifically brownies and cakes although others are greatly appreciated, that do not contain eggs. Is there a sort of egg substitute that works just as well ...
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Can a water bath be used to bake brownies?

I've never used a water bath when baking, but I know that people use it for baking cheese cakes (i.e., placing the cheese-cake form in a container with water), so I was wondering if the same concept ...
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How can I make sugarless chocolate brownies more moist

I am making chocolate brownies without sugar using the following ingredients: cocoa nibs, 1 & 1/4 cups carob powder, 1/4 cup margarine, 125 g flour, 50 g stevia, 1 tablespoon vanilla essence, 2 ...
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How to convert a specific cake recipe I have to make brownies? [duplicate]

I have a cake recipe which I love it and would like to turn it into brownies. Can someone help me? - 3 eggs - 2 cups sugar - 3 cups flour - 2 cups powdered chocolate - 1 cup oil - 1 cup of bowling ...
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chocolate substitutions in baking brownies from scratch

can I use semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate squares for dark chocolate in a brownie recipe
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Brownie Questions

The last couple of times that I have baked brownies, they would come out with a thin layer of oil at the top. I don't know if i'm not giving the butter-sugar mixture enough time to cool down but after ...
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Will colored shredded coconut show up in brownies?

My coworkers would like me to make faux "special" brownies. The requirements are that the brownies look the part and still taste good but don't have any actual "herbs" in them. My first thought was ...
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Where to find a large individual brownie pan?

I'm looking for a large baking pan for cooking individual square brownies, preferably at least 8cm x 8cm (3.14 inches) but I can't find anything anywhere!! Can anyone suggest where I can get something ...
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Can a semisweet chocolate be substituted with a belgian chocolate?

Can I use belgian chocolate as a substitute for semisweet chocolate for baking brownies?
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Can I replace a food processor in this brownie recipe?

I'd like to make a "healthy" brownie recipe, but the instructions ask for a food processor, which I don't have. I thought about using a blender, but I've read it won't come out right using a blender. ...
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How do you convert a cake recipe to make brownies?

I'm wondering how to convert a cake recipe to make brownies. My intention is to use this recipe for Mexican Chocolate Cake With Mascarpone Frosting. The cake part calls for the following ingredients: ...
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How to adapt brownie recipe to cook well in a mini-muffin tin?

I've got a great brownie recipe that works awesome in a 9x11 pan. The top comes out crunchy, the bottom cake like and the middle nice and fudgy. I figured I would try to make them in a mini-muffin ...
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Bake brownies by 2 different ways, what changes?

I tried to learn how to make brownies, searching this out i found out 2 ways: 1) Add the sugar and the eggs together and use a hand mixer to beat them until cream. Then add the mixture in the melted ...
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What quantity of coconut oil should be substituted for butter in a brownie mix?

I want to substitute coconut oil for the butter in a brownie mix but I don't know how much to use. The recipe calls for 3/4 stick of melted butter. How much coconut oil should I use?
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What does “rap” mean for brownies recipe?

I just made Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies last weekend and I omitted the "rap" step: "Bake for 20 minutes, then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between ...
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Can I make white chocolate brownies based on a normal brownie recipe?

I've been trying to make white chocolate brownies by taking a normal brownie recipe and replacing dark chocolate with white chocolate. It doesn't work, though - the butter seems to split, and the ...
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How can I get unsweetened gluten-free chocolate brownies to hold together?

I would like to make a chocolate brownie which has no added sweetener. It would be great if it were gluten-free as well, but that is less important. I tried a recipe from Dinah Alison's "Totally ...
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What is the 'best' flour to use for brownies?

Cake, Bread or AP? My goal is a 'chewy', 'moist' brownie. I have always used AP in the past, but am wondering if an alternative flour might improve the final result.
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Is it possible to create this low calorie high fiber brownies?

I have been looking at some of the low calorie brownie options online and have not found one I can sink my teeth into, without worrying about my hips. So I decided to think up a whole new recipe of my ...
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Substituting mayonaise for vegetable oil

I know there's a recipe for Mayonaise cake that is super moist. I am baking sugar free brownies that are a bit dry, box recipe. I'd like to use mayo instead of oil and see if it comes out moister. ...
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Why do brownies made from commercial mixes form a flaky top?

When I use brownie mix products such as the standard Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines - the ones where you just mix up the ingredients, and then put it in the tray and bake it - I notice that the top ...
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Uneven brownie baking?

I used to make the best brownies, all the time. They came out perfectly without any effort. Duncan Hines, Hershey's, Betty Crocker-- all out of the box, all simple, all delicious. But lately (without ...
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Best way to cleanly cut brownies?

So, I'm on a brownie kick, and am currently playing around with baking batches of brownies in 9"x13" pans. I want each batch to yield 15 brownies (so I'm aiming for brownies that are around 3"x2.5") ...
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Fixing a Brownie Brick

I have a fudge brownie recipe that I followed pretty much to the letter. I think when I baked it, it was too thin; it came out hard, like a brick, and it's pretty much inedible. I'm also afraid ...
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How do I make my chocolate brownies 'fudgy'?

What are the key requirements, in terms of both ingredients and techniques, for baking chocolate brownies with a fudgy centre?
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Do I need hard or soft brown sugar for brownies?

I found a recipe for brownies I want to try. It calls for 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar How can I recognize if they mean hard or soft brown sugar? And how much of a difference does it make ...
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What makes a chewy brownie?

I've tried many different brownie recipes and most of mine bake to a cake-like consistency. The brownie holy grail for me is crusty top chewy brownies. What can I add/remove/do that will make my ...
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Can brownie dough sit?

I've been making brownies lately, and my last brownie turned out like dwarf bread. As the recipe and the oven/time haven't changed, my guess is that the preparation went wrong. I mixed all the ...
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What went wrong with my brownies?

I've read numerous forum posts and mini-articles about substituting applesauce for oil in brownie mix, but for some reason it went horribly wrong: (Okay, that's actually after trying to salvage it by ...
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How do I stop my brownies from rising?

I have been trying out brownie recipes baked in a muffin tin. I am using the muffin tin so that I can get all edges. (And I have been decorating the tops!) My brownies tend to rise, in my opinion, ...
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How do I make a brownie chip?

There were some oreo chips in the 100 calorie bags that were very good (they have since ruined the recipe) but I liked the taste/texture of them. I want to figure out a way to get the same texture, ...