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I (heart) Accuracy Brownies

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These aren't just moist and delicious, they're also anatomically correct.

If you're going to make brownies for Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter), why not accurately express how you really feel?

Thanks to everyone for your comments and votes!
 
 
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Step 1: Making Brownies

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You'll Need. . .

Hardware:
- large bowl
- measuring spoons and cups
- wire whisk
- knife (to chop chocolate)
- 8 inch square baking dish
- small mesh sieve for stencil (I'm using a large tea ball here)

Software:
- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 ounces chopped chocolate (2 ounces each of milk and dark used here)
- cooking spray
- powdered sugar for stencil

Step 2: Mmm, Brownies. . .

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
2. Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 35 seconds or until melted
3. Add sugar and cocoa powder and mix well
4. Microwave an additional 45 seconds, mix again
5. Allow to cool slightly
6. While it's cooling down, chop the chocolate into small pieces
7. Add the eggs to the cocoa-butter mixture one at a time, mixing well after each
8. Add salt, vanilla, and flour. Mix well
9. Stir in chocolate chunks
10. Pour into pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (be sure to spray it really well; I didn't do it, but it's probably a good idea to flour the pan as well as these are really moist and gooey brownies, and they will stick)
11. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
12. Allow to cool fully (I usually pop the pan in the freezer to speed this along and help make sure they're solid).
JungleMugsy2 years ago
I like brownies and it's a change from the traditional heart shaped like a woman's bum as she is bending over
shesparticular (author)  JungleMugsy2 years ago
Thanks :)
kimithy4 years ago
Does the powdered sugar stay when the brownies are handled? I think maybe very lightly brushing the top of the brownie with a little sugar-syrup before dusting the powder on may help it stick well, if not?
shesparticular (author)  kimithy4 years ago
I haven't had much of a problem with it brushing off, but sugar syrup sounds like a great idea if you wanted to make sure it was really held in place well. Thanks so much for the comment!
Rotten1945 years ago
♥ And congratz on the win :D
shesparticular (author)  Rotten1945 years ago
Thanks!
Lftndbt5 years ago
WoW!! That looks great!!
shesparticular (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
Thanks, Lft. . .and thanks for not picking on my apparently sad-looking heart.
its not sad-looking! I could tell it was a heart! on the.... ummm... last page? but its sugary, so its not sad!
No problems.

Perhaps the issue is that your heart is too accurate. Apparently some people have never viewed a heart before.
galactiphat5 years ago
Not tooting my own horn or anything, but I noticed it was a heart right off the bat!

Nice instructable =]
shesparticular (author)  galactiphat5 years ago
Thanks - and thanks for the comments, everyone else! I'm sorry if maybe it wasn't clear to everyone, but I think it's at least passable.
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
couldn't tell that that was a heart! great instructable!
I couldn't tell that was a heart, either - and I read it as "One to less than three accuracy brownies". I thought the name was intriguing, so I clicked!
Really?
ya, on the first picture
LoL
shesparticular (author)  Sandisk1duo5 years ago
I guess it's not perfect, but it's pretty tough when it's about a 2 inch square image. . .maybe it's fair to say it's "heart-like"
mweston5 years ago
Yay symbols (and brownies)... ☀☁☂☆☏☕☢☮☾♕♘♻⚐⚠⚡
Rob K5 years ago
I ♥ Brownies
sex5 years ago
well written you can type a unicode heart with ALT +3 ♥
I ♥ !
advantage Pc
shortcut access ( a-z ,shift + ALT 0-9) in the Taskbar addressbar
► toolbars + autohide toolbars

1mm.de + widescreen.tk#+16x9.tk


I ♥ ☃ ! ✌ out!
Jarl5 years ago
hehe, I love this. =)
shesparticular (author)  Jarl5 years ago
Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with how they turned out and I'm glad you all seem to enjoy them so much.
sex5 years ago
well written you can create a unicode heart with ALT+ 3 ALTcode.tk
PurpleHel5 years ago
Rather than manually erasing the filled in areas of your anatomical image, you could also use a convert to line drawing process. I googled for photoshop convert line drawing and got lots of hits, here's one of them. Useful for those of us with less steady mouse hands! :) Similar tutorials exist for Gimp and any other image manipulation program one might fancy.
shesparticular (author)  PurpleHel5 years ago
Thanks, heldc, I thought of that after I'd done it and didn't think to add anything in about that. I haven't used this method, but it seems like it'd make it easier (though the cutting still means having a steady hand).
DRADIS5 years ago
I <3 this instructable!
2 thumbs up! I believe I might just try this.
Really good idea but its too bad that the final product isn't recognizable as a hart w/out seeing the first image.
Are you sure?
temp5 years ago
What does the sign on your computer say?
shesparticular (author)  temp5 years ago
It's a Chicago street sign (born and raised here); they're all over here, mostly in alleys and on smaller streets where they're put in to slow people down a bit - it says "Speed Hump Ahead"
Heh, very sensible sign that :)
lol =P. Thanks for telling me!
hydrnium.h25 years ago
Strangely, enough, that's why valentine hearts are shaped so unlike real hearts, because in the middle ages artists couldn't make the hearts in stained glass in enough detail to have it look real. So they just replaced it with a pink blobby thing. Actually, I don't know if this is true. But it sure sounds cool, doesn't it?
gmjhowe5 years ago
Well, brownies, and the use of a ASCII heart, you get my vote..