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Brownie question--bakers please help

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sciencediet Dec 1, 2011 06:17 AM

So I promised to make my tried-and-true iced brownies for yet another school bake sale tomorrow. The recipe calls for 4 oz of unsweetened chocolate and 2c sugar. I have absolutely no time to go to the store tonight, but I checked my supplies and discovered that I have 3 oz of unsweetened (how that happened I have no idea) and a full box of semisweet. If I throw in 1 oz of semisweet, how much should I cut the sugar? A half-cup? I like them not over-sweet, but then again I'm not eating them. Thanks.

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  1. mels RE: sciencediet Dec 1, 2011 07:01 AM

    I also use unsweetened chocolcate in my brownies and have had to sub semisweet. Each ounce of unsweetened chocolate needs 1 tablespoon of sugar to equal semi-sweet. So out of your normal sugar amount, subtract 1 tablespoon of sugar (to make up for the 1 ounce of semisweet) and you should be good to go!

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      sciencediet RE: mels Dec 1, 2011 07:45 AM

      That's very helpful! Thanks!

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