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Overcooked Brownies

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sushi202 Jul 6, 2008 11:13 PM

I just made brownies, but they came out too hard/overcooked. As I would hate to just throw them away, does anyone have any ideas on how I could soften the texture? I know I could serve them with ice cream, but is there anything else? Thanks!!!

  1. Emme Jul 7, 2008 01:27 AM

    poke holes across the top, then pour over one of the following:
    sweetened condensed milk (or if you fear it'll be too sweet, evaporated milk)
    coffee
    a liquor (amaretto, grand marnier, frangelico, etc.)

    then feel free to top with frosting, or not... any of the above should reconstitute some of the moisture.

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      susan1353 Jul 7, 2008 04:08 AM

      Cut them into cubes and use them to make trifle.

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        Emme Jul 7, 2008 06:17 PM

        or use them to make a very rich bread pudding.

      2. alkapal Jul 7, 2008 04:31 AM

        ok, i'll say, cut them into little cubes, douse them with frangelico or amaretto, alternate layers with vanilla ice cream in a trifle bowl, and top with fresh whipped cream with a wee bit of fresh grated nutmeg, and shavings from a chocolate bar. yeah. let's eat!

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          sushi202 Jul 7, 2008 10:50 AM

          THANK YOU!!!!!!

          1. re: sushi202
            alkapal Jul 7, 2008 03:04 PM

            hope you enjoyed it. from a proxy-depression child, (mom born 1922, florida panhandle.)

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          fallingup Jul 7, 2008 02:00 PM

          Eat in the morning crumbled into a bowl of milk. Some very special Special K.

          1. Gooseberry Jul 7, 2008 02:59 PM

            In addition to the great suggestions already given, crumble them up, use them as the base for a cheesecake.

            1. thew Jul 7, 2008 06:45 PM

              call them cookies and serve as is

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                maisonbistro Jul 7, 2008 07:30 PM

                you should check out a Marthat Stewart recipe for rum balls, that uses baked brownies as the main ingredient. You just break them up into the bowl of a mixer (paddle attachment), and beat, with rum and some golden raisins until moist. Roll into balls, chill and enjoy.

                You mind end up ruining more brownie batches to make these. Addictive.

                1. Funwithfood Jul 8, 2008 12:11 PM

                  Cut off the bad parts and use the rest as a basis for rum balls...

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