4 Tweaks for the Fudgiest Brownies of All Time
Want supermoist, dense, almost truffle-like treats? All it takes are a few small changes.
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Set 2 Timers
Here's the good news: Fudgy brownies are more forgiving than cakey ones if you leave them in the oven too long. The bad news: Underbaked brownies can have an overly goopy texture and be hard to cut. So, set your timer (or timers, if you really want to be diligent) and start testing with a wooden toothpick a couple of minutes before you think they're done, advises Bittman. Patricia Helding, author of Fat Witch Bake Sale
, says to look for some crumbs on the pick, but that it shouldn't be dripping batter. Crumbs mean the dessert is almost ready, so pull the pan out; the brownies will continue to cook as they cool. One more note about testing from baking teacher Alice Medrich
: Always use a wooden toothpick or skewer, because batter and crumbs tend to slide off metal cake testers.