Tuesday's Tip of the Day: Cutting Ooey-Gooey Brownies!
America love’s brownies and rightfully so! They are ooey-gooey lip-smackingly and finger-licking good! Am I right or am I right? The only issue I ever have when trying to make them (beside eating the batter of course) is when it comes to slicing and all that fudgy deliciousness sticks to the knife. I can imagine worse problems but in all seriousness, there has to be a workaround???
First of all, when baking brownies, line the baking pan with two sheets of parchment paper each overlapping each other with a 2-inch overhang. This way, the brownies can easily be removed by simply using the overhang to lift them from the pan. It also keeps the pan from getting scratched as you use a knife to try and release them.
Secondly, after you carefully lift the brownies from the pan and place them on a cutting board, generously spray your knife with baking spray that specifies it contains “butter” or is used for baking. Cut the brownies by cutting down as far across as possible and without lifting the knife, sliding the knife toward you. Lifting the knife pulls the fudge up with it which doesn’t create a nice clean cut. Between each slice, use a damp towel to clean the knife before spraying with another fresh dose of baking spray. Repeat until all the brownies are accounted for. And when it comes to baking, remember that all those “samples” or nibbles you take are part of the “quality control” process and you shouldn’t feel bad. That’s right, I have your back!
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