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Old 11-21-19, 06:57 PM
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Oh, I had to pick up a few things at Costco and I happened to see the 40 count stroopwafel pack that Trsnrtr mentioned. Yup, I had to resist because I knew that it'd be trouble to have that in the house.
I just ate two for dessert.
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New Belgium sold out. Sad. (No longer) Employee Owned.
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I just ate two for dessert.
There were frosted brownies and chocolate chip cookies on the lunch table at the seminar today.
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There were frosted brownies and chocolate chip cookies on the lunch table at the seminar today.
Good thing you resisted temptation.
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Good thing you resisted temptation.
Yeah. Good thing.
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There were frosted brownies and chocolate chip cookies on the lunch table at the seminar today.
Most excellent!
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Brownies are one of the human race's greatest accomplishments. But frosted brownies have no peer. They make the notion of more perfect plausible. Much more so than in the preamble to the Constitution.

And for those who didn't know, unlike cake, brownies made with vegetable oil and sans frosting contain no dairy. So, a delectable food for the lactose intolerant among us. And the pecan and walnut allergic are fortunate in Houston to have a bulk source of blanched hazelnuts. Now that is a combination TDF. Brownies with hazelnuts. Yummmm!

And BTW, if you have never tried frozen brownies, especially frosted ones, you have a great epiphany awaiting you.
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For Ripley's "Believe it or Not": I met someone the other day who did not know that the best way to cook bacon was in the microwave. I was trying to figure out why she thought the device had been invented in the first place. If they ever start giving Nobel prizes for things that are REALLY important, not all the pure science stuff, surely the microwave oven will lead the list -- or as it was originally known, the "Amana Radar Range".
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Brownies are one of the human race's greatest accomplishments. But frosted brownies have no peer. They make the notion of more perfect plausible. Much more so than in the preamble to the Constitution.

And for those who didn't know, unlike cake, brownies made with vegetable oil and sans frosting contain no dairy. So, a delectable food for the lactose intolerant among us. And the pecan and walnut allergic are fortunate in Houston to have a bulk source of blanched hazelnuts. Now that is a combination TDF. Brownies with hazelnuts. Yummmm!

And BTW, if you have never tried frozen brownies, especially frosted ones, you have a great epiphany awaiting you.
I like brownies that are dense and fudgy. Sometimes they are dry and cake-like. What's the point??
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I like brownies that are dense and fudgy. Sometimes they are dry and cake-like. What's the point??
I think brownies should be dense and fudgy, but not wet nor tarry. They can be pretty dry, but never cake-like, not even like very moist cake. They should break, rather than bending. I find browny mixes inedible.

Brownies should never be frosted.
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Brownies should never be frosted.
I'm with Robert - they don't need frosting, but they can benefit from it. A good chocolate frosting is nice, and then there's stuff like German chocolate or turtle brownies. Mmmmm - delicious empty calories.
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I think brownies should be dense and fudgy, but not wet nor tarry. They can be pretty dry, but never cake-like, not even like very moist cake. They should break, rather than bending. I find browny mixes inedible.

Brownies should never be frosted.
Continental Baking Company, the folks behind Krusteaz mixes, offer a line of Ghirardelli branded brownie mixes. They are actually superb. Ghirardelli is very jealous of their brand and wouldn't have licensed their name and chocolate to be used on/in these mixes without them being very good. Most decent supermarkets have at least some of the varieties, but Costco carries a triple chocolate version in a six mix pack. Because of your current opinion, you wouldn't want to start with that, but you could keep it in mind for when one of the supermarket versions change your mind. I guarantee that is what would happen if you gave them a try. To get the consistency you like, bake them for the lower time of the interval specified. You will thank me.

Everything Krusteaz is excellent. They offer mixes for muffins, cookies, lemon and lime squares, a few different versions of corn bread and other coffee cake-like products, but, peculiarly to the best of my knowledge, no layer cakes. Well, I do see some gluten-free layer cakes on line, but not the regular type. Go figure.
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I'm with Robert - they don't need frosting, but they can benefit from it. A good chocolate frosting is nice, and then there's stuff like German chocolate or turtle brownies. Mmmmm - delicious empty calories.
My go-to frosting for brownies is a thin fudge fondant that is pourable when hot, then crystallizes and sets up as it cools. It is called Always Delicious Chocolate Icing, and it is true to its name. You just warm it up, pour it onto the brownies, push it to the edges with a spatula, then clean up the sides. It is self-leveling and makes a uniform layer. The recipe came from a professional (there is that word again!) baker friend of my family whose bakery was iconic in New Orleans when I was young. She used the icing in one flavor or another on most of her cakes as a final coating over the butter cream frosting. Dy-no-mite!

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De gustibus non est disputandum.

My brother is in the brownie business, if anyone is looking for a very expensive and unhealthy holiday gift.

https://brimstonebake.com/
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Brownies are delicious, but I am a huge fan of the water, brown sugar and cocoa mix on the top, prior to baking. It turns it into a brownie that floats on chocolate pudding. Served warm, that likely my favorite dessert, if not my favorite food.
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That's a small decimal point. I thought I could buy a 175 pound Great British Fruitcake, for 45 bucks. What I would do with it after that, is beyond me. But it looked like a deal.
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That's a small decimal point. I thought I could buy a 175 pound Great British Fruitcake, for 45 bucks. What I would do with it after that, is beyond me. But it looked like a deal.
I love me some fruitcake, but one slice a season is fine.
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A local bakery-café makes excellent frosted brownies. I always have one, when I'm there for lunch.
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I have eaten only one brownie during my life, and it wasn't dark. The only reason I ate it was because it was laced with hash.
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Speaking of brownies, guess what came to the office today?

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While I love brownies, I can't choke down a blondie (cue the music videos). They're always too sweet which, coming from me, is saying something.
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They should break, rather than bending.
Yep.
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Brownies should never be frosted.
Correct.
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The whole point of starting a company is to be able to sell it out for the big bucks.
Incorrect. My favorite. Big, local, and independent.

https://www.neversummer.com

In other news, I've started three companies and haven't sold out yet.
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You people are a bunch of brownienosers.
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