I love a good brownie. Who doesn’t, really? On a hot summer evening, a chewy brownie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream is delicious. On a cold winter day, a fresh-from-the-oven, piping-hot brownie can warm me right up. In the autumn, in the spring…I can always find a seasonal excuse for why a brownie is the right thing to eat. I’m especially fond of the edge pieces from a pan of brownies. There’s something oh-so satisfying about the combination of a moist, soft center and a chewy, slightly crispy edge.
That’s why the Edge Brownie Pan is such a nifty idea. You get two chewy edges on every brownie that you bake in this pan. According to the Baker’s Edge website, you’re getting 70% more edge (or side) surface area than you would by using a conventional 9” x 13” brownie pan. It’s sized to fit most box mixes, but the website contains a plethora of recipes in case you want to bake brownies (or bar cookies, cakes, or quick breads) from scratch. Mascarpone cheesecake bars, anyone? Or how about ganache and peanut butter layered brownies? Whatever you decide, you know you’ll no longer have to draw straws for the last edge piece.
Edge Lover’s Chewy Edge Brownies
12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened ∙ 5oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped ∙ 1 cup sugar ∙ 1 1/4 cup brown sugar ∙ 4 eggs ∙ 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ∙ 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour ∙ 1/4 tsp salt ∙ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray the edge brownie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, sitting over a simmering pot of water (make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally until melted and then remove from the heat. Stir the sugars into the chocolate mixture. Stir in one egg at a time followed by the vanilla extract. Stir in the flour and salt, just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into it comes out with moist crumbs. Cool the brownies completely in the pan.
Eat and be happy.
And lasagna lovers, take note: Baker’s Edge is in the process of developing a lasagna pan that will fit most boxed noodles. Ingenious!
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