Baking brownies can be tricky, especialy if you’re not sure when they’re done or how long to leave them in the oven. One of the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies is over-cooking them, leading to dry, crumbly brownies and no one wants dry brownies. With a little bit of know-how and a couple of easy tricks, you can easily tell when your brownies are done and avoid the common pitfalls.
The first thing is the recipe. Most recipes will give you a general idea of how long the brownies should bake for, but it’s important to note that ovens can vary greatly in terms of temperature and heat distribution. Commercial and home ovens are very different. This means that the baking time specified in the recipe will not be accurate for your oven so hear you need to adapt the recipe.
To do this when baking brownies is to keep an eye on the edges of the brownies. As the brownies bake, the edges will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, and the surface of the brownies will start to crack. This is a good sign that the brownies are getting close to being done. From here on in your eyes should be fixated onto the brownies.
An easy hack to know for sure if your brownies are done is to use a toothpick. Insert the toothpick into the center of the brownies, and if it comes out clean, your brownies are done. If there is still batter on the toothpick it means that the brownies need more time to bake.
In summary, to know when brownies are done, pay attention to the recipe, keep an eye on the edges of the brownies, and use a toothpick to check for doneness. Baking gooey brownies can be tricky, but I hope with our tips and tricks you will now be able to tell when your brownies are done. Do tag us in your brownie pictures and do take a look at all our brownies too. At TailorBakes all our brownies are freshly baked and delivered across the UK so if you want some gooey brownies delivered to a loved one discover our 5 star rated brownies.