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Jun 12, 2012 10:38 PM

Why do my brownie edges always end up hard?

I want my brownies to have an even, soft edge all around. Any advice?

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  1. Try baking them in a water bath.

    1. Also, make sure you aren't using too thin a pan.

      1. Hard, crunch brownie edges are a problem? I thought they were the reason to make brownies.

        3 Replies
        1. re: chicgail

          No way! The soft middle is the reason to make brownies! But, given the popularity of that "all edge" brownie pan, a lot of people share your mistaken brownie preference ;-)

          1. re: CanadaGirl

            I'll share batch of brownies with you any day, CanadaGirl!

          2. re: chicgail

            I'll eat brownies with you any day!

          3. You could try foil around the edges like you do with pie crust.

            1. Try using Magic Cake Strips around the perimeter of the pan. I use them for all the cakes I bake, and the cakes come out level since the outside of the pan is not overcooking the edge of the cake before the inside is done. They come in all sizes, so measure the perimeter of your brownie pan before you buy the strips.