Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Heart Shaped Brownies

To make a simple baking project more special, I rely on specialty cake pans. Because Valentine's Day is rolling around, I have chosen to use a heart shaped pan for my brownies. Brownies do not expand much so you can pretty much fill the batter almost all the way to the top and they will not overflow.

Baking brownies this way also ensures that every single piece has the coveted crispy edges.

To serve, you can plate each heart shaped brownie individually on a plate for a dinner party, or it can be plated buffet style for a bake sale. Add a slice of strawberry or mint to garnish to make your brownies even more special. You can also decorate with a sprinkle of icing sugar.

All you need to get started on this fun baking project is a box of brownie mix, 2 eggs, vegetable oil, some strawberries and mint leaves for garnish. Follow the instructions on the mix, but for these pans, the baking times must be adjusted to 20-25 mins at a 425 F oven for the best baking results.

The pan used for this project can be purchased here:

http://www.browncookie.com/shop/cake-bread-pans/cake-pans/heart-shaped-non-stick-cupcake-muffin-pan.html

Thank you so much for reading!

Sincerely,
Julie

4 comments:

  1. These are so cute!! Great for Valentines Day!

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  2. I just bought heart shaped pans to make brownies for my brother's wedding. However, when I made a test batch I found the brownie batter rose quite a bit. I think I need to fill the tins less. Yours turned out perfectly and they look great!

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  3. Hi there! Did you use the boxed brownie mix? Mine was a fudgy brownie, not a cake-like brownie. I suspect the cake-like versions should rise a bit more. :) Congrats to your brother on his big day.

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