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Old 01-30-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
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Brownies ~ edges or middle?

I'm beginning to think that I am the only person in the world who does not like the edges of brownies. Shocking, I know! Do you fight off others so you can have the edges or the corners? Or do you cut your piece an inch in from the edge of the pan?

For years I cut brownies the regular way - a piece off as you needed it. One day one of our kids asked if they could have the corner piece because they liked the crusty part. That's when I started to cut brownies so I could have all the inside pieces and everyone else got edges. Same goes for pizza around here. So are you an edge person or a middle person?
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:37 AM   #2
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I like em both, at my house a brownie is an 8"x8" square, with walnuts please! A little vanilla ice cream and some chocolate sauce helps soften up those crispy corners!

Growing up the trophy in our house was the "heel" on a loaf of Italian bread. My Mother usually took it when we were little because no one else wanted it, as we got older it became the most prized piece because Mom made us think it was special in some way.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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Either or for me, CG.
I cut them all at once and eat them in rows. I don't "cheat" and eat all the middle first nor all the edge pieces. I do like the outside pieces as far as holding them goes.

And I've liked the heel of Italian bread since I was little.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 AM   #4
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I like them both. I bake my brownies in a metal pan to help minimize hard edges that you can get baking in glass. I usually pop the whole batch out (after chilling) of the pan and trim off all of the edges then Rob and I eat those, then cut the rest into nice neat squares.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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I guess I'm the typical middleman.
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If I could only have one or the other, I'm an edge person.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:23 AM   #7
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I generally prefer the middle too. While the crusty edges are okay, there is nothing better than the gooey soft center pieces! I take the center pieces of my homemade pizza too. It is made in a half sheet pan and cut in squares. I always take the ones without crust.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #9
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Edges for me. I once bought a package of something called Brownie Bark, I think it was at Costco. It was very thin, broken into pieces like peanut brittle, and yummy!
I need to look for that again.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:13 PM   #10
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And I thought my wife could not bake?
Is it normal for the edges to be so hard?
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