Brownies baked with cocoa powder and oil: dry and spongy rather than moist and fudgy

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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  1. Tere says:

    Hi Ms. Connie! Anong recipe po ginamit nyo dito? Kasi ako din po lagi nagttry dati mag-bake ng brownies using powdered cocoa nagiging ganyan din po (dry). Kaya nung na-try ko po yung recipe nyo using dark chocolate yun na po ang lagi ko ginagawa. Masarap po talaga yun. :-)

    • It’s a recipe I found on a cooking site. And I’d rather not provide the link anymore — don’t want to give a bad recipe page views. :-P

      • It’s so traumatic for me pag naka-encounter ako ng ganyang recipe. Parang minsan nakakawala ng gana magluto ulit. Like yesterday, I made spanish bread and followed the recipe of a cooking blog.Ayun napalpak lang. :-( Naisip ko tuloy dapat nag-stick na lang ako sa basic bread recipe mo which I tried and tested many times with sticky buns, pandesal and cheese roll. Sana hindi nasayang ang effort at ingredients ko. Kaya I really admire you for not getting tired of exploring on different recipes. You really rock Ms. Connie! Have a nice day! :-)

        • Between the two of us, Speedy and I have eaten maybe 4 pieces of the darn brownies. 4 pieces in 24 hours. I don’t know how we’ll consume the darn things.

          • When I made brownies like that, para hindi masayang, I thought of slicing them into small cubes or crumbling them then add it to some ice cream. Maybe it will help hydrate the dry brownies. It’s just that I wasn’t able to do it because my son’s classmates came and they ate all my palpak brownies as it is. Sayang di ko na-try ilagay sa ice cream, pero hindi rin sayang kasi inubos nila lahat. :-)

          • That’s an idea! Crumbling. I think I’ll make rum balls or something like that! Nice. Thanks, Theresa. :)

      • I think your idea is better. Rum balls..hmmm..Sana po you post kung ano magiging outcome.:-)

  2. natzsm says:

    I have had several disastrous brownie recipe encounters in the past.

    Each time, I turned them into Chocolate Trifle. I layer half the brownies in a deep bowl or pan. Brush the brownies with cherry liqueur or the syrup from canned cherries- just to add a bit of moistness. Then pile on the chocolate pudding, whipped cream, shaved chocolate and cherries. I repeat with another layer of brownies until I have used up all the ingredients. I then drizzle the top with either caramel or ganache and chill overnight.

    No one knows it was just a recipe to salvage unpalatable brownies and I now even get some requests from my friends to bring it to our potlucks.

  3. Love that! Dessert all day..WOW.. :-D