Christmas season is just around the corner and we are all thinking of making fresh brownies at home. Here are seven tips that will help you make the most perfect brownies at home.
Brownies are one of the most favourite desserts of all time. There are so many ways that you can go creative with brownies, that is by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of it or just drizzling a lot of warm chocolate syrup. You can also add a handful of other condiments as per your choice to give an extra interesting flavour to your brownies. If you feel that no matter what you are doing, you are still not able to make fluffy and properly cooked brownies at home, then share seven tips that will help you make the most perfect brownies of all time. All you have to do is just follow these tips while you bake your brownies for the best results.
* Ingredients At Room Temperature
Always, make sure that all the ingredients including butter and yoghurt are at room temperature when you put them in your brownie batter. This always helps in getting a smoother batter for your brownie and makes your brownie very fluffy. Also, this is the best way to avoid any clumps while grinding your batter together. Avoid using ingredients directly. Take a note from the fridge as it will never enhance the taste of the brownie. In some cases, you will see that the brownie will not get cooked in the first place.
* Use High-Quality Ingredients
Always use high-quality ingredients no matter what. If you have a tight budget, then you can think of eliminating unnecessary ingredients from your recipe, but make sure whatever you use is of high quality. The quality of chocolate and cocoa powder is the deciding factor for the taste of your brownie. If you use cheap quality chocolate and cocoa powder, then your brownies never taste delicious and decadent. Also always check the expiry date of the ingredients and make sure that everything is fresh while you use it.
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* Gentle Mixing
Always gently mix everything and avoid vigorous mixing techniques. Over-mixing of ingredients can always lead to a tough brownie. Use a very light hand if you are mixing your ingredients with the help of a spoon. If you are using a blender, then use the minimum speed possible and give some time to your batter. Make sure that there are no air bubbles in your batter. always see if the ingredients are evenly distributed and the colour is uniform.
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* Add Other Ingredients
Always be creative with the extra ingredients that you are using in your brownie. You can add nuts, chocolate chips or even caramel and peanut butter to your brownie to give it an extra creamy taste and texture. Brownie is a very creative dessert and you can always add so many flavourful ingredients without worrying about the outcome. If you want then you can also add some white chocolate in your brownie batter to give it a beautiful mix of white and black chocolate flavours.
* Check If Its Properly Cooked
The best way to check if your brownies are properly cooked from the inside or not is by taking a toothpick inserting it inside your brownies and then taking it out. If your toothpick comes out clean, then it means that your brownie has been properly cooked. On the other hand, if you see that the toothpick comes out with stick particles of brownie, then it means that the brownie is still not cooked. Make sure that you bake your brownie until the toothpick comes out clean.
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* Let The Brownie Rest
You should always let your brownie rest for some time before taking it out of the pan and cutting it. Always remember that brown is not an instant dessert and it demands some time to rest and settle before being served. Also giving some time to brownie after it's cooked enhances its flavour and texture. What you can simply do is put the brownie in the oven after it's been cooked properly and let it rest there before taking it out. Do this for at least 15 to 20 minutes for the best results.
* Cutting Perfect Squares
Brownie is generally a square-shaped dessert and the best way to serve. It is by cutting it into small square pieces. Cut the most perfect squares out of the brownie. You can just simply warm your nice a bit before cutting your slices. This will help in cutting the smoothest squares from your brownie. You can also cut any other shape of your choice if you want with the help of a warm knife.
These are some tips that you can follow to make the most perfect Christmas brownie at home. All of these tips are extremely useful and practical while baking brownies at home.