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How To Cut Brownies Without Destroying Them

How To Cut Brownies Without Destroying Them: Solved

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Lori Walker

Brownies, in my opinion, are a delectable delight, great for a snack or for dessert. Cutting them, though, can be a daunting task, particularly if you’re striving to keep their appealing texture and look intact.

Brownies cut improperly can become crumbly, dry, or unevenly shaped, making them less appealing to eat. 

Let me provide a step-by-step guide on how to cut brownies without destroying them. Read on.

6 Ways To Cut Brownies Without Breaking Them

Cutting Freshly Baked Brownies
  1. Allow the brownies to cool completely: Before cutting them, cool them in the pan. This will help them to set and become easier to cut.
  2. Remove the brownies from the pan: Once they have cooled, remove them from the pan and place them on a clean cutting board.
  3. Use a sharp knife: Use a sharp knife with a long, thin blade to make clean cuts. A dull knife can cause the brownies [1] to break and crumble.
  4. Dip the knife in hot water: Dip the knife in hot water for a few seconds before making each cut. Wipe the knife dry with a clean cloth before cutting. This will help the knife glide through the brownies without sticking.
  5. Make clean, straight cuts: Use a ruler to measure and mark where you want to cut the brownies. This will ensure that each piece is the same size and shape. Make straight cuts, and wipe the knife clean between cuts to prevent the brownies from sticking to the blade.
  6. Remove the brownies from the cutting board: To remove them from the cutting board, use a flat spatula to slide under each piece and transfer it to a serving plate. Be gentle when removing the brownies to prevent them from breaking or crumbling.

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How Do You Prepare The Brownies For Cutting?

To prepare brownies for cutting, first, allow them to cool completely in the pan. Once the brownies have cooled, remove them from the pan and place them on a clean cutting board. 

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

– Charles M. Schulz, American Cartoonist

If the brownies are too soft, chill them in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to make them easier to cut. Please ensure the cutting board is clean and dry before placing the brownies. 

This will prevent debris or moisture from sticking to the brownies and affecting their texture. Check out these steps to make your brownies soft again here.

What Tools Do You Need To Cut Brownies?

  1. Sharp knife: Use a sharp knife with a long, thin blade to make clean cuts. A dull knife can cause the brownies to break and crumble.
  2. Cutting board: Use a clean cutting board to place the brownies on when cutting. Make sure the cutting board is dry and free of debris.
  3. Ruler (optional): If you want to cut the brownies into evenly sized pieces, use a ruler to measure and mark where you want to cut.

How Do You Prevent The Brownies From Sticking To The Knife?

  1. Dip the knife in hot water for a few seconds before making each cut. This will help to warm the knife and prevent it from sticking to the brownies.
  2. Wipe the knife dry with a clean cloth before cutting. This will remove excess water from the knife and prevent it from becoming too wet.
  3. Use a sharp knife with a long, thin blade to make clean cuts. A dull knife can cause the brownies to break and crumble.

Find out how many brownies fit in an 8×8 pan here.

How Do You Remove The Brownies From The Cutting Board?

Cutting Brownies
  1. Use a flat spatula [2] to slide under each piece of brownie. Be gentle when removing the brownies to prevent them from breaking or crumbling.
  2. Transfer the brownies to a serving plate. Once you have removed each piece of brownie from the cutting board, transfer them to a serving plate. Be sure to arrange them neatly and attractively.

“Slice brownies with a gentle touch to keep them perfectly intact.”

– Leonelli Bakery

Tips & Tricks On How To Cut Brownies Perfectly

  1. Chill the brownies: Chill the brownies in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before cutting. This will make them easier to cut and prevent them from sticking to the knife.
  2. Use a ruler: Use a ruler to measure and mark where you want to cut the brownies. This will ensure that each piece is the same size and shape.
  3. Dip the knife in hot water: Dip the knife in hot water for a few seconds before making each cut. This will help to warm the knife and prevent it from sticking to the brownies.
  4. Clean the knife between cuts: Clean the knife with a clean cloth between each cut. This will prevent the brownies from sticking to the blade.
  5. Cut the brownies into squares: Cut the brownies into square shapes, as they are easier to cut and serve.

FAQs

Why do my brownies break when I cut them?

Brownies may break when you cut them if they are too warm or if you are using a dull knife. A warm brownie is likelier to stick to the knife and break apart. Using a dull knife can also cause the brownies to break and crumble.

Check out these basic steps to fix brownies that are watery here.

Is it better to cut brownies hot or cold?

It is better to cut brownies when they are completely cooled. Cutting brownies while hot can cause them to break and crumble, whereas cutting them when cold can make them easier to cut and maintain their shape.

But how do you make brownies without cocoa powder?

In Conclusion 

Cutting brownies can be daunting, as they can easily crumble and fall apart if not cut properly. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can cut brownies perfectly without destroying their texture and presentation. 

Following the step-by-step guide outlined in this article, you can prepare the brownies for cutting, use the right tools, prevent the brownies from sticking to the knife, and remove them from the cutting board without damaging them. 

Moreover, using the tips and tricks mentioned in this article, you can cut brownies perfectly every time and enjoy delicious and presentable brownies that look as good as they taste.

References:

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/best-ever-chocolate-brownies-recipe
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-spatula/
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