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Old 05-11-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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I am making some brownies from a recipe that doesn't call for any baking powder/soda - just 8 eggs. Is this typical for brownies? (sorry for such a dumb question - I'm not much of a baker..just a cook).


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It's not a dumb question! You don't learn if you don't ask. Of course you won't learn anything from my answer either! I can only go by the brownie recipe I use. It has 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Eight eggs seems like a lot. Is it a big batch? Sorry I couldn't really be of much help!

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Not a dumb question at all.

Wonderful brownies can be made without baking powder. My recipe has none. Just make sure that you follow the preparation instructions closely, since there might be a leavening method built in to the procedures such as creaming the sugar/butter.

I actually go to great lengths to get air out of my brownies. I like them dense. Soft, yes, but dense also.
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
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Mmmmm brownies... My recipe calls for 4 eggs and is not a big batch...I don't have any leavening in mine either. Thats how we like 'em...really gooey and dense.
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Whenever I make brownies (which is fairly often) I dont use baking powder at all, I find that it makes them more cake like and dry. Go ahead and add a half teaspoon if you dont like them that way but my preference is a big dense brownie that gets you nice and full!
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just wondering wat are baking powders and baking soda for? ....i mean wat does it exactly do in the brownies that we bake? coz i just follow the recipes w/o even knowing what those 2 really does, will it make any difference if we don't include them in the recipes?
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