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Saving under cooked brownies

Is there any way to save under cooked brownies? As I was just cutting my cooled brownies, I realized that they're way too gooey. If I put them back in the oven, will that finish the job?

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  1. You can certainly re-bake them, but you run the risk of drying them out.

    My suggestion? Freeze them and pair with some ice cream. Yum.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      And an excellent suggestion it is, ipsedixit.

    2. Can you fit them back into the pan so that they are pretty snug? If so, i would think you could re-bake a bit without too much ill effect.

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      1. re: visciole

        They should fit back in fine. I'd lined the pan with foil so they just lifted right out. I'll see how it works out. Thanks!

      2. I love underbaked brownies but have underbaked them a minute or two too much a few times. I just slipped them back into the oven and they were just fine. If they dry out for some reason just cover with ganache or buttercream.

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        1. re: chefathome

          or if they get overbaked from the 2nd turn in the oven poke a few holes in em, douse with your fave liquor like baileys, kahlua etc and layer with whipped cream in a trifle :)

          1. re: chefathome

            If they end up overcooked, you could also use them in a trifle or something.

          2. I've just stuck them in the fridge and served cold, calling it "baked fudge" :D

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            1. re: Popkin

              I use a plastic knife to cut them and the greasy underbaked middle pieces are particularly popular. Read in Cooks Illustrated about cutting them with a plastic knife--so they don't stick--what a revelation! Have to admit I use two family size boxes of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate- the fudgy recipe-in a 9 x 13 for 38 minutes. It's terrible confession. But true. And delicious. Get asked for recipe frequently.

            2. I googled this question because I once underbaked my famous brownies and they burned beyond being edible. I did it last night again. i don't want fudge i want my brownies. If I cook them again and let you know

              1. A quick nuke may be worth a try. Take one and nuke for 30 sec.

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                1. re: treb

                  Ok Treb thanks for responding. here what i've done so far I nukes one in a paper towel for 1;30 seconds. a bit too long as it did taste a little burnt. but i did so because i realized my brownies were a whole 20 minutes under baked. i would not do 1:30 again. Next time i'll listen to you and do 30 secs thanks...
                  Jay F thanks for your comment but what does "ipsedixit" mean?
                  karyn <-+->

                  1. re: firkttn

                    >Jay F thanks for your comment but what does "ipsedixit" mean?<

                    ipsedixit is poster ipsedixit's name. He suggested ice cream. I agreed.

                      1. re: treb

                        Oh, okay. SHE suggested brownies with ice cream.

                        That blue logo thingy looks like a boy.

                2. I just put them back in the oven without turning the heat on. Usually it's got enough heat left in it to cook them a bit more without burning

                  I love the crispy bits and slightly gooey in the center. Plus when they cool they'll firm up even more

                  1. I love underbaked brownies also. I have an 8x11 ceramic baking dish. i use one brownies mix boxed, lower the egg to one extra large. Cook on 350 degrees for 38-40 minuites. I like walnuts. Everyone wants some more of them. all around town. lol

                    1. Is there a problem with undercooked brownies??? (Not in my world!). I'd get that spoon out and dig in!!! :-)

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                      1. re: jbsiegel

                        agree :-)
                        I take a spoonful of the underbaked brownie and shape into a ball; roll in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or powdered sugar and it's a truffle ball of goodness.

                      2. I just did this today! Double batch of Betty Crocker walnut- added extra walnuts. I baked in a glass. They were completely cooled and UNDERCOOKED! I put them back in the oven - for about 15 more minutes and they are perfect.