Hi, guys! If you’ve noticed, we dedicate this site to cover a range of issues that are entertaining, as well as, educational. And this time, we report back to you with everything you need to know on how to make the perfect brownie!
Hmm, is there really a standard recipe to follow in order to make this all-time favorite dessert? We don’t think so. It probably depends on your taste and preference. This decadent, sweet and rich comfort food definitely ranks way up there for kids and adults alike. So, how do you like your brownie? Fudgy or cakey?
Watch this vid and we’ll show you how to make both, so you never botch your brownies again from using the wrong brownie baking method. With this easy to follow instructions, you will surely get the joy of baking brownies to perfection with no waste, just great tasting brownies, whether it’s the fudgy or cakey type.
The Basic Ingredients
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
The brownie batter ingredients, whether you want to achieve a fudgy texture or a cakey one, are almost the same. The difference in outcome is the result of adjusting the ratio of the fat and flour. Plus for a cakey brownie, you need to add some baking powder to the batter.
Here’s how to do it:
1. The very first step is to get a double boiler or you can use a pot to boil water and put a bowl over it while simmering.
2. Put in 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate for a fudgy brownie or 4 ounces of chocolate for a cakey brownie.
3. Add butter. Use 1 full stick of butter for a fudgy brownie and half stick of butter for a cakey outcome.
4. Wait till the butter and chocolate is melted and mixed. Remove from heat and wipe the bottom of the bowl to remove condensation, before you add the rest of the ingredients.
5. Add 1 ½ c granulated sugar little by little into the chocolate and butter mixture while whisking.
6. Use 3 eggs. Add 1 egg at a time to make sure that all ingredients are blended well.
7. Add ¼ c unsweetened cocoa powder for a more chocolaty flavor.
8. Add a pinch of salt.
9. Fold in ½ cup flour plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour for fudgy brownie; for a cakey brownie, fold in 1 ½ cups of flour.
10. Mix the batter well before pouring the mixture into a parchment paper lined 8×8 baking pan.
11. Bake at 350 degrees.
12. Fudgy brownie takes 35-40 minutes and the cakey type takes only 30 minutes.
13. Let it cool before slicing.
Fudgy brownies do have a crisp surface. This is the result of how much volume is created, as you beat the batter after the eggs are added in.
Achievable, right? It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned brownie maker or not. It’s the recipe that matters.