Wednesday, January 17, 2007

WFMW: Brownie Cutting Tip

Have you ever baked a batch of brownies, and then stood over the finished pan, blowing and fanning it furiously, hoping it would cool quickly so you could cut them without crumbling them or messing them up? C'mon ... you can admit it ... it's just between you and me, and I won't tell anyone else!

Well ... I've got a pretty neat solution for you. If you just can't wait until they are completely cool before cutting them, then just whip out your very extravagant, yet functional, disposable plastic knife. Yes, folks, if you cut your hot (or warm) brownies with a plastic disposable knife, the brownies will NOT stick to the knife and bunch up, making a horrible mess. They will come out nice and neat, like a professional job!

Many of you probably already know this trick ... so just humor me, and let me believe that I'm brilliant! Now, head on over to visit with Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer, and read other WFMW tips!



25 comments:

Overwhelmed! said...

Okay, I didn't know this tip and I think you're brilliant! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make brownies this week and give this a try. :)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely set of knives you have pictured there! Praying for ya still!

Anonymous said...

Well I for one, knew nothing of this, so you must have posted this just for 'lil 'ole me, 'cause we all know when a girl is hankering for a chocolate fix via the brownie route you gotta have 'em warm.

Shalee said...

Do I get to lick the knives afterwards? Because I'm not going to waste any of a good brownie!

Peach said...

News to me, too, friend! Thanks for sharing, 'cuz I have had way too many of those "chewed up" looking brownies in my lifetime.

I never take them for any kind of potluck because they look so awful. Now I have hope all because of sweet you.

Don't sell yourself short. Someone can always benefit from the tips you share.

BTW, still praying and waiting for your results. How are you feeling?

momrn2 said...

What a Great idea! Who Knew? Not me!!

Thanks for such a great tip!

Anonymous said...

Love it....And yes I am one of those that want to dig in as soon as they come out of the oven! lol

Linda

Anonymous said...

I didn't know this tip and always mess up my brownies so I am thrilled you posted it!

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

FINALLY, a use for all of those plastic knives from Wendys that I've squirreled away in the kitchen draw. Now, what do I do about my burned lips from not waiting until the brownies have cooled off enough to eat them????

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea! I'm definitely one of those who is too impatient to wait for the brownies to cool. Thanks for the tip!

Carol said...

Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones.

Plastic knives...I never would have thought.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Now I have a craving for brownies!

Anonymous said...

Well I certainly didn't know this, but I'm very glad to add it to my list of helpful kitchen ideas. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Well, that does it. I'm going to have to bake some brownies just to try this out...

Great tip! Thanks!

Barbara H. said...

I'd never heard this before -- it's good to know!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this tip...I have this problem quite a bit....

Anonymous said...

well, I had never heard of this. Great tip!!

aggiejenn said...

thanks for the awesome tip, my friend!

chilihead said...

And wouldn't you know? I have a batch of brownies to make tonight! Excellent tip, m'dear! Thanks!

Feeling OK? I'm a-thinkin' about you down here.

Nancy said...

I love to learn something new... a plastic knife - who would have thought it? Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing--I just promised the boys we'd make brownies tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea so you definitely ARE brilliant! ;) Great tip, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Didn't know that. Another tip is to eat the entire pan so you don't have to cut them.

Julie said...

How come I've never heard of this? Do you know how many pans of perfectly good brownies I've shredded?

Thanks so much for this...I will remember and try it out ASAP.

Anonymous said...

No, I'm not humoring you at all... I've never heard of doing this before! Great tip!!