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Crap nasty BROWNIES, helllp. KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13

So, made box-brownies, didn't have veggie oil,
so i used apple sauce.



I baked it for the time it said , toothpick didn't come out clean
Baked a couple more minutes, took it out- let it set.



1. Tastes like apple sauce
2. It somehow is simultaneously not fully baked but also dry 'n spongy.



I don't want people to have to eat these.



I'm too low on olive oil, but read i can use just regular butter.
Is that what you would do?
How can i make this next batch not suck.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
14th Feb '13

Feed it to someone or the garbage can and tell them well there shall be no brownies now.

CountryMommy 18 kids; Marshall, Texas 4537 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" So, made box-brownies, didn't have veggie oil, so i used apple sauce. I baked it for the time it said ... [snip!] ... on olive oil, but read i can use just regular butter. Is that what you would do? How can i make this next batch not suck. "</blockquote>




Do you have any chocolate syrup?

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" So, made box-brownies, didn't have veggie oil, so i used apple sauce. I baked it for the time it said ... [snip!] ... on olive oil, but read i can use just regular butter. Is that what you would do? How can i make this next batch not suck. "



for me... some odd reason.. my box brownies always come out shitty. Home made are just as easy... so I make them that way. So... unless you have cocoa powder.. I'm no help.

good luck though!

Tasha & Nika Due December 22 (boy); 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 16043 posts
14th Feb '13

I'd have used peanut oil (we fry our stuff in that), or melted butter, and added an ounce or two to what's requested to be sure..

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
14th Feb '13

I use applesauce a lot in my recipes. I do half applesauce and half butter or canola oil or olive oil. Never full applesauce. Even in my recipes that are butter and oil and egg free, I have to use applesauce with a banana.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting snglemama:" for me... some odd reason.. my box brownies always come out shitty. Home made are just as easy... so I make them that way. So... unless you have cocoa powder.. I'm no help. good luck though!"


i would've done that but didn't have cocoa powder 'n these were just a last minute thought for the teacher to go with the rest of her gift.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" I use applesauce a lot in my recipes. I do half applesauce and half butter or canola oil or olive oil. ... [snip!] ... oil. Never full applesauce. Even in my recipes that are butter and oil and egg free, I have to use applesauce with a banana."


darn it. and i used the full amount of applesauce.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Tasha & Nika:" I'd have used peanut oil (we fry our stuff in that), or melted butter, and added an ounce or two to what's requested to be sure.."


that's what dude said when he got home (that i should've used peanut oil) but i've never really used it before so didn't know :(

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" darn it. and i used the full amount of applesauce."</blockquote>



When you use all applesauce the batter is too moist.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting CountryMommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" So, made box-brownies, didn't have veggie oil, so ... [snip!] ... Is that what you would do? How can i make this next batch not suck. "</blockquote> Do you have any chocolate syrup?"


I don't.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" darn it. and i used the full amount of applesauce."</blockquote> When you use all applesauce the batter is too moist."



dammit. the website i used said to substitute it equal parts as the oil :(
they're so gross though haha

Tasha & Nika Due December 22 (boy); 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 16043 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" that's what dude said when he got home (that i should've used peanut oil) but i've never really used it before so didn't know :( "


Aaw! I actually always use it in my baking instead of veggie oil, it gives a nice nutty twang to whatever, it's okay, now you know!

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" dammit. the website i used said to substitute it equal parts as the oil :( they're so gross though haha"</blockquote>




Sorry... The applesauce provides the same liquid (duh) but IDK why- applesauce alone doesn't work well. I tried it and the stuff like you said, takes forever to cook all the way through but it ends up dry and in my experience sunken in the middle with dry edges.