Brownies may seem like one of the easiest desserts to bake, but making them perfectly delicious and fudgy is no easy feat. If you’re yet to crack your recipe and bake the tastiest brownies that you ever had, avoiding these common mistakes will help you get there.
The pan you’re using can make or break your brownies, so make sure to choose the right one. Avoid glass baking dishes at all costs because they’re too thick, and try to stick to an 8- or 9-inch pan because your brownies may overcook or undercook in a pan of the wrong size.
The chocolate you’re using will determine how your brownies taste, so don’t be cheap when making your pick. Go with chocolate of high quality, unless you’re using cocoa powder instead, and give it enough time to cool down after it’s melted before proceeding with your recipe.
It’s pretty common for people to overcook their brownies after using a toothpick to check if they’re done baking. If you’re using this technique, don’t expect zero moist crumbs on your toothpick. Some moist crumbs will still stick even after your brownies are properly baked, and they’ll be too dry and crumbly if you wait for too long.