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View Poll Results: Brownies #1 or Brownies #2
Brownie #1 6 50.00%
Brownie #2 3 25.00%
Both were good, can't decide 3 25.00%
Didn't care for either much 0 0%
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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Brownie Poll

OK, here it is for those of you who were going to make the recipes. Hopefully I will get it set up right!

Brownie #1

Brownie #2

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Old 03-20-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Alix, darlin' - I haven't made either version yet, but I will. We are trying to cut down on desserts here.
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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OK mudbug STOP! You took away the iPod and the computer...don't take away dessert too! That is unnecessarily cruel!
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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LOL, you are right

p.s. daughter was amazingly acommodating today - can't imagine why...
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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My problem with the recipes were that they weren't specific enough with regards to ingredients. For example..."cocoa": Dutch process cocoa or natural cocoa? I used dutch process but have no idea if that was your intent. Chocolate...unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet, milk, dark? Again, you made no specification. I had bittersweet on hand so I used that...but that part didn't turn out well.
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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Not only did we get two wonderful brownie recipes and ideas for a gift, but we had fun together just baking and comparing our thoughts. We ought to do this more often..
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #7
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This will be sort of gooey in the middle with a nice crust on top.


I didn't make either one (yet), but #1 sounds like the perfect brownie IMO.
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:16 PM   #8
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It is good Z. Haven't made # 2 yet.. but I will soon!
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:38 PM   #9
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I chose #2, I haven't made either one, but, that one sounds more like the one that I make.
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:17 AM   #10
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My problem with the recipes were that they weren't specific enough with regards to ingredients. For example..."cocoa": Dutch process cocoa or natural cocoa? I used dutch process but have no idea if that was your intent. Chocolate...unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet, milk, dark? Again, you made no specification. I had bittersweet on hand so I used that...but that part didn't turn out well.
My apologies Poppinfresh. I didn't intend for anyone to be so specific, more to just use what they had on hand. I only ever use Dutch Process cocoa, and didn't use the chocolate as I plan on jarring these as gifts and cocoa is more amenable to jarring!
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:01 AM   #11
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I've been searching for a good brownie recipe forever! I'll definitely have to try both of these out.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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Well, I made brownie recipe #1 last night and my boyfriend and co-workers loved it! Now it's time to try #2.......
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #13
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I just made #1... I've never been the best baker, but they turned out all right. They seemed a little too gooey in the middle and, even though I greased the dish, they still want to stick. I baked them for the full 30 minutes and, since it didn't look to cracky on top, I left them in for another 3 minutes. The top seemed to be starting to develop black spots, so I took them out.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:53 PM   #14
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Good feedback Z. I am getting a lot of gooey about #1. I am wondering if it is too gooey.

Sugar and Spice, glad it went over well, make sure you post to let me know how #2 goes.

I sure appreciate all of you helping me with this and letting me know what it is you like and don't like about the recipes.
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:14 PM   #15
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Just finished cooling a pan of Brownie #1. I used Hershey's dark choc cocoa. They are very good!

When this pan is finished (could even be later tonight after HH gets home), we'll try Brownie #2.
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Good feedback Z. I am getting a lot of gooey about #1. I am wondering if it is too gooey.

Sugar and Spice, glad it went over well, make sure you post to let me know how #2 goes.

I sure appreciate all of you helping me with this and letting me know what it is you like and don't like about the recipes.
Alix,
yes, brownie #1 is gooey in the middle, but it hold together well and is not a sticky gooey that stays on your hands if eaten with your fingers..I loved them, guess it's because for me most brownies are dry..I loved these, so did the kids.


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Old 03-24-2006, 03:05 PM   #17
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Our pan of #1 doesn't seem gooey at all - dense and moist, yes, but not particularly gooey.

I love gooey. wonder what we did wrong. Oops, just checked the recipe again and we used a cup of cocoa with the flour instead of more chips (not enough chips). D'ya spose that was it?
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Old 03-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #18
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Alix - I started out by making #1 the way you recommmended - cocoa instead of chips and 1 c white sugar and 1 c brown - things got rushed - I forgot to add the 1 c of chips - but didn't realize it until a week later when I made the recipe again - anyways, my family thought it was a bit too cocoa-y. They were good but not in a brownie way - they reminded me of a fancy cake you would get in an upscale restaurant.

Yesterday I made #1 again - this time with chocolate chips instead of cocoa and more white sugar than brown (1-1/2 c white and 1/2 c brown) - the result: Yum! They were gooey - just like we like 'em - but not too gooey! I was surprised how light in color they were. Very good.

I haven't made #2 yet - I chose #1 because we are more gooey brownie fans than cake brownie fans.

Thanks so much for sharing these recipes. I hope everyone's input helps you achieve your goals!
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:03 AM   #19
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Better late than never- I made #2 today, we used white choc chips and some walnuts in them too and they were beautiful!! I had to cook them for more than 30 minutes but my oven is hopeless. I love the crusty edges and then the gooey middle and they were so easy to make.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:59 PM   #20
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I loved Brownie #1 but I also loved Browner #2 - since I am such an chocoholic I will have to try them both.

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