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    Making brownies

    I bought this Brownie Mix "Ghiradelli Double Chocolate". It's the same mix that this coffee shop uses for their brownies, which I love. Anyway I figured it will be cheaper just to start making them myself, plus I know exactly how many calories are in those evil things. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. I was wondering what will be the consequence of adding more water, and less oil, or can I substitute something else for oil?
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    i made brownies earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    I bought this Brownie Mix "Ghiradelli Double Chocolate". It's the same mix that this coffee shop uses for their brownies, which I love. Anyway I figured it will be cheaper just to start making them myself, plus I know exactly how many calories are in those evil things. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. I was wondering what will be the consequence of adding more water, and less oil, or can I substitute something else for oil?
    Crisco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
    Crisco?
    Isn't that just a brand of oil?
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    They're fine if you cut the oil in half or so-- I usually put a little oil in a measuring cup that holds the total amount of oil plus water and then do the balance with water. I use the same mix sometimes.
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    Man, and I thought you wanted instructions on making some special brownies...

    Oh well, perhaps another time (you'll need about 2-3 days to recover/come back down with my recipe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
    Man, and I thought you wanted instructions on making some special brownies...

    Oh well, perhaps another time (you'll need about 2-3 days to recover/come back down with my recipe).
    Yeah... I saw what THOSE do in Amsterdam. I think I stick with regular ones.
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    I made the same ones, and put some reeses pb stick inside. Except mine fall apart when I cut them out of the pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Isn't that just a brand of oil?
    It's that white oil that looks like grease and comes in a tin, but heck man, you're making brownies...make them the way they're supposed to be made and enjoy them without guilt.




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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
    Man, and I thought you wanted instructions on making some special brownies...

    Oh well, perhaps another time (you'll need about 2-3 days to recover/come back down with my recipe).
    That's the truth, the last time I had those (30 years ago) it was impossible for me to go to work the next day and it took a few more to feel normal again. That was also the last time I did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    I bought this Brownie Mix "Ghiradelli Double Chocolate". It's the same mix that this coffee shop uses for their brownies, which I love. Anyway I figured it will be cheaper just to start making them myself, plus I know exactly how many calories are in those evil things. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. I was wondering what will be the consequence of adding more water, and less oil, or can I substitute something else for oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
    It's that white oil that looks like grease and comes in a tin, but heck man, you're making brownies...make them the way they're supposed to be made and enjoy them without guilt.




    Then go ride your bike...far.
    Hmm you do have a point. I love to ride, and I love brownies. Perfect combination!
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    Unsweetened applesauce - better than oil and the brownies come out moister. Trust me on this one.

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    Moister? Somehow, it works.
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    Applesauce or plain yogurt.

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    I usually use water instead of the oil, and make them in muffin tins instead of in a pan. If you take the oil out, they're really hard to cut in a pan. They get sort of sticky. The other great thing about using a muffin tin is that you can portion yourself better... if that matters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Unsweetened applesauce - better than oil and the brownies come out moister. Trust me on this one.
    So is it 1-1 substitution? 1tbs of oil for 1tbs of sauce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Unsweetened applesauce - better than oil and the brownies come out moister. Trust me on this one.
    +1. It is goood.

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