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Mar 26, 2011 03:32 PM

Weird stringy, chewy thing in brownies?

Occasionally I find an odd, very unappetizing chewy string in my brownies. It happens in both scratch brownies and those from a box. I thought it might be the chalaza from the egg because of the stringy shape, or perhaps an excess of cooking spray. It never happens with cakes or cookies or any other baked good. Any ideas what it is or how I can prevent it?

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  1. It sounds like the chalaza to me - it's happened to my brownies too!

    I just remove the chalaza before mixing in the eggs.