Saturday, July 11, 2015

Nuts or Not?

I wanted to make some brownies to take to my m-i-l, but they get so messy when you cut them up and I always have the problem of the center of the pan being goopy while the edges are rock hard.

In fact, once I refused to make brownies for Ernest for that very reason, and made a chocolate sheet cake instead.

So I had the bright idea of making the brownies in cupcake papers. Of course there are no new ideas under the sun and there were many recipes on the internet.

I used the Hershey's cocoa Brownie Cupcakes recipe and it was good, so I'm sticking with it. It says it makes 18 but I only got 15 the first time and they seemed skimpy. I made 12 the next time and I'm satisfied.

The only issue I have is nuts or no nuts. Some of us prefer nuts, but the younger generation prefers their chocolate pure. My solution was to make two batches. 

Now everyone was happy. Until they were all gone.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

Ah, I do the same with brownies, the muffin pan!

Cassi said...

Using a brownie pan is a great idea! I'm going to have to try that next time.

Jennifer Denise Ouellette said...

Going to give this a shot! I too have that goopy in the center issue.

Diane said...

I have an odd question for you... are you my Mountain View, CA reader? I have long wondered who this person is, who comes to read even when I'm not writing. Seeing "Mountain View" in my Feedjit feed always makes me smile and I'd love to know who it is. If it's you, thank you so much for coming back to my little corner of the Internet, over and over again. I appreciate it more than you know. If it's not you... well... that's fine, too :).

Oh, and nuts. Definitely nuts.


Common Household Mom said...

I think you ought to make a third batch, with nuts and chocolate chips.

I never get to have brownies with nuts in them because nobody else in the family likes them that way. (pout pout)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Nutless or nutty, they both sound good to me!