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The most important question of our age

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    Ladai wrote: »
    Personally I'm in the "no frosting needed" camp but I also decided to ask my partner, who is a professional baker, and here is their answer:

    "If anything, a little powdered sugar on top is fine but that's it. If you wanna put frosting on top then just make a cake."

    Edit: Also I prefer the middles pieces that are soft throughout. No hard corner pieces for me.

    I also don't want frosting on cake, or at least not much, just a very light coat at most

    Frosting is bad

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    a warm, fudgy brownie with a scoop of mint chip ice cream on top is fuckin number one with a bullet in my list of all time desserts.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    I don't have desert things too often, so I usually like to go all-in when I do.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    frosting detracts from the brownie experience

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    brownie + vanilla ice cream = more than the sum of its parts

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    If your brownies need frosting I don't know what you're doing wrong but you're doing something wrong.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    Frosting is rarely a matter of need. It is a matter of pure and luscious desire.

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Let’s all agree putting fudge or chocolate frosting on a brownie is an admission your brownie is shit

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    I'm team no frosting, but I feel the greater sin against brownies is putting nuts or chocolate chips in them, as that ruins the smooth, uniform chewy texture.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    All a brownie needs on top is a dusting of powdered sugar.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I feel like brownies can be had both ways. I’m a brownie centrist.

    Elvenshae
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    Sugar me, daddy.

    But, caveat, I am a disgusting little crusty hobgoblin that will eat every baked good put in front of me without even fucking blinking.

    I will point a gun at you if I think you're holding some back from me.

    I will use it if you do not comply.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    I CRAVE SUGAR

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  • Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    My aunt's brownie recipe "Fudgy Wudgies" has a drizzle of caramel on top and I think that's the only brownie with something on top that is any good.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    the brownie i like most is the one i'm eating, frosting or no.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    larry larry
    FROSTING ON BROWNIES, YEA OR NAY

    Nay, it's too sweet

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    I feel like certain more cake-like brownies are fine with frosting on them but you're getting awfully close to just having a chocolate sheet cake at that point

    Frosting on a fudgy brownie is madness, especially if anyone involved is over about 20-25 years old

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    You know what I fuck with?

    Cookie brownies.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    Or like, basically a big cookie baked like a brownie. Or some kind cooking batter/brownie batter homunculus.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    What if there was a store where they sold just the muffin tops?

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    You know what I fuck with?

    Cookie brownies.

    You talking ‘bout a brookie?

    I’ll get down with a brookie

    Maddoc
  • H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    Cookie cake is the best type of cake and it's not even close

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    H0b0man wrote: »
    Cookie cake is the best type of cake and it's not even close

    I don't know if there is a cake that you could have mentioned to make me disagree with this post more

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    larry larry
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Ladai wrote: »
    Personally I'm in the "no frosting needed" camp but I also decided to ask my partner, who is a professional baker, and here is their answer:

    "If anything, a little powdered sugar on top is fine but that's it. If you wanna put frosting on top then just make a cake."

    Edit: Also I prefer the middles pieces that are soft throughout. No hard corner pieces for me.

    I also don't want frosting on cake, or at least not much, just a very light coat at most

    Frosting is bad

    unbelievably fucked up statement

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    My aunt's brownie recipe "Fudgy Wudgies" has a drizzle of caramel on top and I think that's the only brownie with something on top that is any good.

    Yeah, I don't like frosting on a brownie but caramel is always welcome. Especially when the brownie is still hot.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    #pipe wrote: »
    a warm, fudgy brownie with a scoop of mint chip ice cream on top is fuckin number one with a bullet in my list of all time desserts.

    I'm very close to agreeing with this, but I think a scoop of pistachio or coffee gelato is even better (or ice cream, I'm not picky).

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fucking hell I want a hot brownie right now.


    I realize this sounds like some gross sex act but I actually just want a brownie that is fresh from the oven.

  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    My true brownie heresy is that I think they're better once they've sat for at least one night. The crumb develops a chewiness that I find extremely pleasant.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’m just trying to say I wish someone would put a hot brownie in my mouth.

    Completely innocent

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    Absolutely not
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    My true brownie heresy is that I think they're better once they've sat for at least one night. The crumb develops a chewiness that I find extremely pleasant.

    I'll see that and raise you one - I prefer brownies frozen. Cooked, but then frozen, and then defrosted juuuuuust enough that you can bite through em without breaking your jaw.
    The texture is somewhere between brownie and gummy, it's incredible.

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  • Bizzaro StormyBizzaro Stormy I am Bizzaro Stormy. I am Bizzaro Stormy.Registered User regular
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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    Big if true.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    Ooh, I have to try that.

  • pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    I'm not a frosting, brownie, or fudge fan, preferring my sugar and chocolate in other forms; pretty sure it's mostly a texture thing, but often the sweetness is overwhelming. I'll occasionally like a thick schmear-1/4" of frosting, not the ice cream scoop (or more!) of horror popular on cupcakes, and a chewy crisp corner piece of a brownie (no nuts, no chips unless thoroughly melted) can be delightful plain or a la mode, and >80% of fudge I've had is chalky or kinda spongy or both.

    Frosting should be there to cut any dryness and enhance a cakey thing with a touch of extra flavor and moisture. Even in its many forms, the best brownies (to include blondies) therefore don't qualify; it's either correctly soft/fudgy or al dente/chewy.

    But I'll admit this is intriguing, as a fan of both these dinner mints. Do they add a cronch layer when cooled?
    What you do is you get a bag of Andes Mint chips, spread them over the top of the brownies right after they come out of the oven, spread like frosting and let cool completely if you want to eat them without a fork, or eat warm if you feel like using a fork. Best brownies ever.
    I put a layer of After Eight chocolate mint squares on top as soon as they come out of the oven, so that they melt onto the surface

    tynic wrote: »
    Absolutely not
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    My true brownie heresy is that I think they're better once they've sat for at least one night. The crumb develops a chewiness that I find extremely pleasant.
    I'll see that and raise you one - I prefer brownies frozen. Cooked, but then frozen, and then defrosted juuuuuust enough that you can bite through em without breaking your jaw.
    The texture is somewhere between brownie and gummy, it's incredible.
    These days, I keep our house mostly gluten-free so my celiac partner ain't gotta fret, but a trick I learned as a kid from my grandpa was frozen Lil Debbie oatmeal cream pies; I'm betting it's just a slightly chewier version of why you like this. Though, I was also the kid who snacked on frozen waffles, so I'll attempt the cookie while still pretty frosty & snap bits of cookie off.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    pooka wrote: »
    a trick I learned as a kid from my grandpa was frozen Lil Debbie oatmeal cream pies;

    This is the way. :D

  • LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    i don’t particularly want cake underneath my frosting tbh

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    Too rich for my blood!
    Top tier is scalding hot brownie with vanilla ice cream on top

    frosting is too light and fluffy, brownies should be dense like a brick

    ICING though....I could do icing. Like a cinnamon roll.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    larry larry
    The real question is

    somebody gimmie some fuckin’ brownies!

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    NO, not until you ASK NICELY

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Hell yeah, sugar me up daddy
    I tried looking for a gif of Oscar saying, "Maybe I'll put it in her brownie" to no avail, and I dannae know how to make a gifs.

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