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  • emmer commented on wold630's instructable How to Make Brown Sugar2 days ago
    How to Make Brown Sugar

    this is an easy substitute for actual brown sugar, which is less processed and unbleached than what you buy at the grocery store. this recipe produces a light brown sugar. if you want a sub for dark brown sugar, just use 2 tablespoons of molasses in the mix.

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  • emmer completed the lesson Leavening Agents in the class Science of Baking4 months ago
  • emmer commented on Hafsah Aamer's instructable 2 Minute Brownie7 months ago
    2 Minute Brownie

    I have also made cake-in-a-cup for sale and as gifts. I have found that at microwave speeds, the leavening--baking powder or soda--doesn't have time to work. so I don't bother with it. I add nuts, if using, about 1/2 of the way thru "baking" so that they stay at/near the top.one possible cause of dryness, other than accuracy in measuring, is the flour itself. there is a variation in moisture level in various flours, depending on age and storage conditions, etc. for example, if you use soft white (whole) wheat, you need to allow a few minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid or the product will seem dry. I agree with the suggestions for using milk or cream to make a richer product. of course the original version could be considered "diet" brownies. perhaps that woul...

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    I have also made cake-in-a-cup for sale and as gifts. I have found that at microwave speeds, the leavening--baking powder or soda--doesn't have time to work. so I don't bother with it. I add nuts, if using, about 1/2 of the way thru "baking" so that they stay at/near the top.one possible cause of dryness, other than accuracy in measuring, is the flour itself. there is a variation in moisture level in various flours, depending on age and storage conditions, etc. for example, if you use soft white (whole) wheat, you need to allow a few minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid or the product will seem dry. I agree with the suggestions for using milk or cream to make a richer product. of course the original version could be considered "diet" brownies. perhaps that would be a plus after the holidays. :-)happy chocolating! emmer

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