How to Bake Brownies to the Perfect Temperature

Choose One! Get a FREE Brownie or Snickerdoodle Mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z333” at checkout. Everyone loves a gooey, chocolatey brownie fresh from the oven, but it can be pretty hard to get the internal temperature of a brownie just right every time. Take your brownies out of the oven a minute too soon, and they’re too gooey to cut; leave them in for too long, and your brownie will be overcooked. We’ve found that checking the internal temperature of your brownies with a thermometer is the key, and we’ll tell you just how to do …

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How to Make Perfect Cookies

Six Principles of Perfect Cookies Use the Perfect Mix or Recipe. Baking is a science.  Start out with a recipe that is perfectly designed. A professional kitchen lab understands ratios and amounts.  Start there.   Use the best ingredients.  That’s especially important with chocolate, cocoa, and cinnamon. Measure right. Measuring cups can easily be 30% off.  They don’t have to be expensive. Test them on a scale.  (A cup of water weighs eight ounces.) Bake them at the right temperature. Ovens cycle.  The temperature might be 375 degrees one time and 325 the next.  Solve that problem with an oven …

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Ask the Baker: Answers to Popular Questions

I’ve been writing articles about food and baking for over ten years—I’m guessing several thousand articles. Sometimes the well just seems to run dry.  But for a magazine that we published, I wrote a question and answer column called “Ask the Baker.”  I hope you find this answers helpful. Q: How can I when my bread is done?  My mother used to thump the loaf to see if it sounds hollow.  That doesn’t seem very accurate.  A: The color of the loaf, how brown it is, in an indicator but not very reliable.  The sugar in the loaf caramelizes and …

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