Heavenly Edge Brownies, All the Way Around
There's new hope for those of us who love the chewy chocolate deliciosity of edge brownies: the Baker's Edge brownie pan.
Who doesn't love brownies? They've got to be one of the best formats ever invented for imbibing your minimum daily requirement of chocolate: all that fudgy cakey goodness is enough to make your tastebuds explode.
According to a recent survey, about 40% of us (and as many as 80% of men) especially love that chewy crust that's found along the sides of the edge pieces. But all too often, we edge lovers are left high and dry without a single chewy edge, especially if we're unable to make it to the brownie pan first.
Some misguided bakers even (gasp!) trim away the edges and feed 'em to the family dog. That's horrible, and not just because chocolate is poisonous to Fifi and Rover.*
Here comes the Cavalry!
But a new company, Baker's Edge, has come to the rescue of all us edge lovers: they're offering a brownie pan that's constructed in such a way that every single brownie has at least two, and often three, chewy edges. (And there was much rejoicing!)
This pan has a serpentine interior divided off with three incomplete walls, so there's plenty of edge for everybody, and you can still enjoy the ooey-gooey center, too. Yum!
The pan produces the same amount of brownies as a 9 x 13-inch rectangular pan or two 9-inch round pans. Among other things, it also has a nice non-stick coating, a design that cooks the brownies more evenly, and handles that let you turn the pan upside down very easily. Oh, and there's also a specially designed spatula that helps you get the brownies out.
It's Versatile Too!
Even if you don't want to use your Baker's Edge pan for brownies, it's still great for chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate fudge, chocolate tarts, chocolate bread, and of course chocolate chip bread. You can even, heaven forbid, use it for non-chocolate items, though why you would want to is beyond me. They say it's good for lasagna.
Now, you're going to have to pay for the privilege of edge brownies. Each pan costs $34. Before you choke, allow me to point out that this is not excessive for quality cookware. I suppose if you've got a welding torch or something you can make your own, but it'll probably cost just as much, and that solder ruins the taste every time.
*This is the dog-honest truth. I keep telling my pooches this, but they're convinced I'm just keeping all the good stuff for myself.