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Old 10-28-2021, 05:12 AM   #1
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Question Trying to get perfect brownies

Trying to cook the perfect tasting brownies - So made sure I got the measurement right, sieved the flour twice, made butter at home and ordered for best quality chocolate.
Alas, something that came out of the oven ( can’t dare to call them brownies) sits calmly in my dustbin, giving me the eye that says I am a failure.
I am getting this feeling that I made a mistake in the whole temperature aspect of it, so if someone could tell me the right ones, that’d be great.
I need help with -
1. Temperature of butter when you add it to the dough
2. Temperature of milk and eggs (room temp or cold from the fridge?)
3. And lastly, oven temperature.
Any leads or suggestions are more than welcome!

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Old 10-28-2021, 09:57 AM   #2
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This is the best recipe for brownies I have ever had.
https://www.discusscooking.com/forum...tml#post648336
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Old 10-28-2021, 11:53 AM   #3
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Ms. Mofet's Mocha Brownies


You can leave out the coffee if you don't want mocha.


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Trying to get perfect brownies

... I feel is quite subjective.

I have four different recipes that I switch back and forth with,
depending upon what I'm craving.

Also, the method, pan and finishing touches that make for an
eye-appealing Brownie.
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:55 PM   #5
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I have made countless different recipes of brownies, and have two favs, including Maida Heatter's Palm Beach brownies - a thick, gooey, fudge like brownie. This is my favorite kind - not the dry, cakey type. Here it is online. It has 2 tb expresso powder, which I sometimes omit, and put in some orange zest, instead. And I turn down the oven temp to 375°, when turning the pan halfway - otherwise, they tend to get some dark spots. They still turn out with a crispy top.
https://www.thebutterlab.com/blog/palmbeachbrownies

A second favorite of mine is Baking Expressions Sweet and Salty Brownies - a little more involved, but oh, are they ever worth it! Definitely worth making the caramel sauce, to put between the layers of brownies - another gooey one, for sure!
https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/sw...alty-brownies/

I have made countless others, but these two top the list, for sure.

I always melt the chocolate and butter in a metal bowl in my oven, with a pilot light - at about 125°, there is no way to get them too hot to add to the rest of the ingredients.
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Old 10-29-2021, 11:29 AM   #6
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Here's my go to recipe and the best I've ever had. The Brown sugar ads depth to the flavor:


Real Deal Brownies

8 ounces melted butter
1 1/4 cups cocoa pwd (I prefer a blend of dutched and undutched),
1 cup sugar

4 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar,

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional addition - chopped nuts

Oven: 300 Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.

Melt butter in a small pan and mix in cocoa powder and 1 C white sugar, stir to dissolve. Set aside to cool a bit.

In a mixer beat eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow.
Add Brown sugar and mix.

Add butter mixture and the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine. Do not over mix.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan. (should come out clean).
When it's done, cool on a rack. Prepare glass of cold milk while you wait for it to cool....

Note if you like thinner brownies, use a larger pan - this makes a THICK brownie.


This recipe is very similar to Kate Hepburns Brownies but doubled and with the addition of brown sugar. The brown sugar makes a BIG difference in flavor


https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/...burns-brownies
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Everyone loves this one. It's easy peasy and has always come out perfectly for me.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/nutella-brownies/
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This recipe

https://www.shugarysweets.com/bakery-style-brownies/

was my recent find and it's a big hit.

*edit-I forgot that I add 1/2 tsp. of Espresso Powder and 1 C. chopped Nuts.
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