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Fudgie brownies?????

Ok...when i was a kid, boxed brownie mix was fudgie and chewy and down right yummy....i have bought 2 boxes in the last week and i cant get the same type of brownie as when i was a kid...these are dry, lighter in color and nasty. And yes, im buying pillsbury and betty crocker....even ghirardelli isnt good....whats the deal?.. I know if you want fudgie brownies you need to change the amount of eggs.....Thank you in advance....

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SLC3015

Asked by SLC3015 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 16, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Look on the box - it seems like they say that you should use 2 eggs for fudgy, 3 for cake like.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • yeah...that is exactly what i did....they still arent good....they are light brown in color...im used to darker brown almost black and moist chewy yummy goodness.....what gives????...
    SLC3015

    Comment by SLC3015 (original poster) at 8:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • DD made betty crocker brand brownies last night and they were super fudgy, They were the variety marked fudgy She used two eggs and instead of oil she used a 1/4 cup of melted butter.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:34 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • are you using vegetable oil?
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Also, they were the one marked fudgy and include the packet of hershey's syrup in the box. Hope you find the brownies of your childhood! :)
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:37 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Thank you all for ideas....and yes, i did use vegetable oil, but as far as i remember i always did...could that be the culprit?
    SLC3015

    Comment by SLC3015 (original poster) at 8:39 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • I don't know if the oil is the problem. The reason DD used butter was because we couldn't locate the oil (darn lazy susan cabinets!) but they were the fudgiest batch she's made recently. So maybe it does help.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:42 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Well hot damn, im gonna give melted butter a shot next time then...:)
    SLC3015

    Comment by SLC3015 (original poster) at 8:44 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Don't have even an extra drop of water - that affects them too. I've noticed the kind of pan I bake them in makes a difference too.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 9:41 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Thanks !!!!
    SLC3015

    Comment by SLC3015 (original poster) at 9:43 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

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