My family loves brownies, which is excellent because since I’m a food blogger, I get to generate lots of different combination of brownies and they attack them all up.
Believe it or not, brownies are one of the hardest desserts to get to perfection, because everyone in my household likes brownies different ways, my husband likes them hard, my son’s like them gooey. So, striking the correct balance, where everybody is content is an enigma.
I have used many brownie mixes, scratch recipes, made frosted brownies, plain brownies, brownies with nuts, fudge brownies, and the list goes on and on…
The history of brownies, according to Wikipedia originated in 1897 by the very famous Sears, Roebuck Catalog, it was a brownie cookie bar. Which, were perhaps simpler to produce in masses, than rolling out the dough and pressing them. (You know what I am talking about right)
Here are great tips for making the perfect brownies:
- Determine which type of brownie you would prefer to produce since they are all different. If you would prefer a cake brownie, you need to reduce your flour to about 1/2 cup, you also use none baking powder. If you prefer a chewier brownie, just leave the sugar and butter separate, rather than cream them, as you do.
- To get cake-like brownies to add more flour and you use baking powder, you also cream the sugar and butter together.
- If you like your brownies chewy, use a bit more egg, it will make it chewier since it will be moister.
- For the best brownies use a metal pan as they conduct heat evenly if you use a glass pan it will cause the edges to burn.
- If you would like for easy cleanup, line your pan with parchment or aluminum foil, and create a slight overhang to create handles, this will allow you to remove the brownies, with little trouble, when they cool down. It will make it easier to cut into squares, and they look much better when you go to serve them.
- Do not mix in the flour, if you keep on mixing your batter until all the flour is mixed in, you will over stir the batter, which leaves you with dense brownies.
- Always use room temperature eggs, just leave them up for 30 minutes before baking, cold eggs make your batter denser.
- Always check your brownies about 10 minutes before your recipe calls for, since all the air fryers are different, this will lead to less burnt brownies, and more brownies to eat.
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Copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
- 1 18 ounce boxed brownie mix
- ingredients called for on box, eggs and water
- substitute butter for the oil called for on the box
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup confectionary sugar
Start by making your brownies, pour the brownie mix, into a large mixing bowl. Then pour the water and mix in the eggs. Mix in the butter and cornstarch. Blend until the butter is into the batter.
Pour the prepared batter into an air fryer safe pan (see my suggestions, in items used), make sure it's sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Set the pan in your air fryer, for 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes
After 15 minutes, check the brownies, and then adjust the time for that. I always put mine in at 5-minute intervals and check them until they are done.
Note: The exact time for your brownies, depends on your machine, wattage, how thick the brownies are, etc.
Let cool, after you take them out of the air fryer.
Once the brownies are completely cooled, start by preparing your frosting. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the melted butter, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, mix well. Then stir in your confectionary sugar. Mix until it's smooth.
Spread the frosting over the brownies, then sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles over them. They will only stick when the frosting is fresh, let set, or place in the refrigerator, as they will cut easier.
Plate, serve and enjoy!