Enjoy Great Food magazine recipe creator, Brandon Palmetto, has the key to making super-moist brownies every time. Cook them at the right temperature for the right time. A few minutes extra and they lose the fudgy, moist richness. There are some steps you want to take every time to make the perfect brownies.
Check Your Equipment
Do not substitute a pan for the one called for in the recipe. It will make a difference, so make sure to use one that has the correct measurements in the recipe. If the recipe calls for using a 9 by 11-inch pan, be sure to use it. This will give your brownies the proper baking so that they get done properly.
If the pan is the wrong size it can cause them to cook slower, and this raises the chances of brownies coming out sticky rather than moist. Be sure that, in addition to using the correct size, that you use the right type of pan. A glass or light-colored metal pan will do the best baking as opposed to dark-colored metal.
Check Your Technique
Baking is a science. It requires proper measurements and mixing unlike cooking does at times. Make sure that you measure your ingredients just right. Resist the temptation to overmix ingredients or your brownies will come out tough. When the batter is dense it does lend to the resulting brownies being very moist, but make sure to beat it just to the point where the ingredients mix. Use a wooden spoon. When you take your batter to the baking pan, spread it evenly. This allows the brownies to cook evenly.
Check Your Temperature
The dial on your oven may read 350 degrees F but this does not mean that it is precisely that. If your oven is off by a few degrees, it can change the outcome of the baking. Use an oven thermometer to make sure that your oven is at the right temperature before you bake your brownies. The precise temperature is necessary for moist brownies.
Check for Doneness
Are you hoping for perfectly moist results? Then be careful not to set the timer and walk away from the kitchen. After you put the brownies in, check them in about 20 minutes. Press the center down gently. You can also use a toothpick for this test. If the brownies bounce back up or the toothpick comes out clean your brownies are done and ready to cool.
If the test reveals that the brownies need more time, give them about eight more minutes and check again. If moist crumbs come out with the toothpick, take out the pan. You are ready to enjoy your perfectly cooked, moist brownies. Note that if they are slightly undercooked this is all right. Brownies that are undercooked slightly are much better than overcooked ones.