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Brownie baking tips from Duncan Hines

More good stuff from Duncan Hines!

On the company’s website you’ll find brownie baking tips such as these:

* Spread brownie batter evenly for uniform baking, thickness and texture.

* To prevent crumbling, cool brownies completely before you cut them into squares, unless the recipe states otherwise.

You’re invited to add helpful tips you’ve discovered about baking brownies.

Free Brownie 101 Workshops at Sur la Table stores

You’re invited…….

…….to a free Brownie 101 Workshop this Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. The Workshops are being held at Sur la Table stores. You’ll find tips, techniques and (of course!) delicious homemade brownies. And you can learn how to make the best brownies ever.

No reservation is needed. Just walk in and join the fun!

Find a Sur la Table near you. Don’t forget to check out their brownie cookware.

Kraft videos and recipes for brownie desserts

Need some dessert ideas for Mother’s Day? Watch and learn!

See Kraft’s food specialist Michelle McAdoo prepare these brownie desserts:

Each video is about two minutes in length. The recipes are included.

Baking brownies – oh what fun!

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Brownie lovers will find great inspiration for all things brownies in the book, Brownie Fun! by Wilton. It’s full of design and decorating ideas, recipes, tips and techniques, and Wilton production information including tools and bakeware. Whether you’re a novice or experienced baker, or somewhere in between, this resource will help you create the best looking and tasting brownies ever! Look for Brownie Fun! wherever Wilton products are sold.

Here’s a sample recipe from Brownie Fun!

Rocky Road Brownies
(Makes about 16 brownies)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups (9 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons Wilton Clear Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts, divided
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8″ x 2″ or 9″ x 2″ square pan with vegetable spray or Bake Easy! Non-Stick Spray.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter with 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir until just combined. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanuts. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake until toothpick inserted in centre comes out almost clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Sprinkle marshmallows over top. Broil until marshmallows are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup peanuts over top; drizzle with melted chocolate.

Recipe Source: Bownie Fun! by Wilton Industries, Inc., 2008


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