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How do I tell if my brownies are ready?

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That is a difficult call because brownies are not at all like cakes. They are supposed to be moist and chewy. The toothpick test can cause them to be too dry.
I suggest you set your oven timer as specified for the size pan you are using. And if that turns out to not be long enough (or too long), then adjust the time the next time you bake a batch, as oven temps can vary.
The judge at the county fair commented that my mint brownies were too thick to eat!
My daughter she would eat them but they wouldn't let her, lol. We had already demolished all that was left at home.

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stick a knife in it. If it comes out with brownie batter on it, leave them in a little while longer. If it comes out "clean" they're done. You could do that with a toothpick too.

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Hoshi hit it right on the head stick a toothpick in about an inch in and pull it out, if it comes out clean they are ready, if not pop them in for a few more minutes.

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stick a toothpick in it. if the toothpick comes out with NO brownie goo, then it's ready.

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This is what I do too.
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poke it with something and if stuff comes out its not ready if nothing comes out it done

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The toothpick test works for cakes, but not not brownies unless you want them overdone. Brownies are done when the edges have pulled a little away from the sides of the pan. Let cool entirely before cutting with a plastic knife. (Using plastic means brownie won't get stuck to the knife.)

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poke it with a toothpick. if noting is on the toothpick when you pull it out. its done

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when they start rising like commercials

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same as hannahtheawsome.

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Yes I vote for hannatheawesome! works every time!

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Stick in a tooth pick when it done

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Put a tooth pick through one and if it comes out clean they're done.

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Same here
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All you really have to do is stick a tooth pick through it and if it has brownie stuff on it then odds are its probably not done but, if it comes out with nothing its probably done.

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It'll be done when its brown

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stick a fork or a tooth pick in the middle and if it is soft it well it depends if u like them super soft or not like if u like them super soft then take them out but if u dont than keep them in a little longer

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Same here
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A toothpick?

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Yep orks every time
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Poke a small hole in the middle of the brownie with a toothpick. Then, take it out. If some brownie batter is stuck to it then it means it's not ready, but if there is no brownie batter stuck to it that means it's ready. Hope this helped!

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Stick a fork in it and if there's nothing on it then its ready(:

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I thought tooth pick?
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if they look good

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Put your fork in the center of one and if it sticks
to the fork it is not ready.

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Insert a butter-knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it's time for brownies and tummy to party!

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Insert a butter knife into the middle of the brownie if there is gooey stuff its not done.

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I like brownies

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Put a fork in it and see if it is done or not

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They continue to cook after you take them out...if you like them chewy, take them out while knife/toothpick is still gooey. If you like them cakey, add an additional egg, and take the out when knife/toothpick is dry. Cooling rack! Away from oven! Brownies are yummy! Add graham cracker crust to the bottom; frosting to the top...Add nuts, marshmallows, dried fruit...go crazy! BROWNIES ARE YUMMY!

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stick a tooth pick in them

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eat them just to be sure hahahaha

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After they pass all the tests and are of the correct age, your Brownies are ready.. to advance to being Girl Scouts!

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Uhhhhhh....CHOCOLATE BROWNIES!!!!!

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Get a toothpick and if it comes out clean their done if it comes with brownie things leave them in for 5 more min. but when you are baking them leave them in for 15 min. before you put a toothpick or knife into the browines

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