Brownies are a delicious dessert that is often made during the holiday season. However, they can be stuck to the pan when they come out of the oven. Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to remove them from the pan and enjoy your brownies!
If you are baking brownies, you may come across many scenarios that can lead to your brownies being difficult to remove. For example, your brownies could have gotten stuck because you did not grease the pan or overbaked them. No matter what, I’ve got you covered!
How To Remove Brownies From Pan?
If you want to know how to remove stuck brownies from the pan, follow these steps:
- After your brownie pan has come out of the oven, place a cold, wet towel underneath it.
- Wait 20 minutes for it to cool.
- Make sure the edges of the pan are separated from the brownie using a rubber spatula.
- On a plate, flip the brownie upside down.
- Ensure that your brownie pan is greased and lined before baking.
Making Sure Your Brownies Are Properly Cut
I find it incredibly satisfying when I can remove brownies from a pan without losing any crumbs. But, of course, the brownies still need to be cut without breaking, so you’re not out of the woods yet.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding the best knives to use for cutting brownies. Since I am an eco-advocate and do my best to limit my use of plastic, I would recommend avoiding this if you aren’t a fan of plastic or don’t own one.
Having tried a number of knives, I found the serrated bread knife to be the best. This is because I achieve a saw-like movement with the serrated part of the knife, as well as its length of it.
The best way to keep your serrated knife in good shape is to coat both sides with cooking spray. I find that it creates a clean cut without dragging back crumbs.
Cutting should never be done with downward pressure! Instead, use a saw-like motion by applying pressure and moving back and forth.
Make Brownies Easier To Remove With A Rubber Spatula
In my experience, this has happened countless times. Even after making an amazing brownie mix and properly greasing my pan, I overbake or break my brownies, causing my heart to break.
It doesn’t matter if your brownies are slightly overbaked. It’s not a big deal. It won’t affect their taste, but they’ll be a bit crunchier. If you enjoy crunching on your brownies that way, then, by all means, enjoy!
It may be a bit more challenging to remove baked brownies if they are left in the pan for too long compared to softer brownies.
It will take your wand to pull them out cleanly. A rubber spatula is what I mean by a magic wand. Using a rubber spatula to remove overbaked brownies from a pan proves how versatile they are in the kitchen!
As you move the spatula around the pan, wiggle the bottom as you go to loosen it. If you rush, they’ll break from the unwanted contact, so be gentle as you do this.
Then, flip the whole pan upside down by placing a large plate or hand on top (upside down like a lid) and running the spatula along the perimeter of the pan.
If it transfers the brownies to your hand, they can be placed on a plate (which you can slide onto the plate), or they can be placed directly on the plate.
Don’t wiggle it if it is having trouble coming out! You can loosen the parts still stuck in your pan by flipping it back and using your rubber spatula.
Make Sure Your Brownie Pan Is Greased And Lined Before Baking
If you don’t grease your pan correctly, brownies or any other sweet treat will stick to it. All ages enjoy brownies because they are a delicious dessert! In my family, it is the most requested treat.
In order to avoid disappointing anyone with a crumbly mess, I grease my pan correctly. It is probably parchment paper that is the holy grail of baking ware.
When it comes to stuck-on desserts, the waxy surface has never proved problematic for me. However, in the case of brownies, I use a secret trick that I never fail to operate.
Basically, I do the following:
It’s first and foremost important to get yourself a pan of the right size. You will get thin, hard brownies when you use a bigger pan. The last thing we want is for that to happen. You will need a 9-inch square pan for this recipe.
Use an oil spray to spray your pan’s bottom and sides. How come? In order to prevent the parchment paper from shifting during baking, we need to keep it in place.
Prepare parchment paper by tearing two pieces that are approximately three inches longer than your pan. The lining will be applied to one piece in the lengthwise direction and to the other piece in the widthwise direction (trim as necessary).
Prepare your baking pan by lining it. You should line them up perpendicularly one by one. The parchment paper must stick properly to the sides and bottom of your pan by pressing down gently.
Prepare your brownie batter according to your recipe, and pour it into the lined pan. The method I use has never been problematic for me. As soon as the brownies are finished, I let them cool in the pan.
Approximately 20-30 minutes later, I pull the parchment paper from the sides, and it comes out perfectly! Remove the paper, and you’ll find a slab of a brownie without cracks.
Using the Right Cooling Method for Brownie Pans
Let your brownies cool down first, and I have repeated this a lot in my past articles, so you remember it. You must do this to prevent your brownies from crumbling.
After the pan came out of the oven, my grandma told me to put a wet towel underneath it. Using this method, you will be able to remove your brownie square from your pan as it cools down.
If you forget to grease your pan, your brownies may stick to it, so this method is especially helpful for unsticking brownies from an ungreased pan.
Cooling them down causes them to deflate slightly. This causes them to pull away from the sides of the pan, which decreases the chances of sticking.
Parchment Paper Alternative
There is no need to use parchment paper if you do not have any on hand. In many other dessert recipes, the pan is greased with butter, and then flour is sprinkled on top.
Using this option would make your brownies look unbelievable, but the flour will turn your brownies white! Make use of cocoa powder instead! In order to accomplish this:
- Make sure your butter is at room temperature! Spreading will be easier if you do this
- Use a teaspoon of butter to rub the pan’s bottom and sides
- Make sure you get as much cocoa powder as possible in every crevice and corner of your pan by tilting it in all directions
- Follow your brownie recipe by pouring in the batter and baking
Get Ready For Brownie Removal With A Makeshift Tool:
I use aluminum foil when I’m in a hurry and can’t take the time to properly prepare my pans.
I used to make fake knives and forks from aluminum foil when I was a kid. There are probably others like me! Makeshift tool for removing brownies from pan made from childhood skills! We will not have to do any work!
About 6 inches longer than the length of your pan, take a sheet of aluminum foil. If you line your pan, as usual, make sure that excess foil hangs over all four sides rather than being tucked away.
Your brownies will literally have handles thanks to this! Bake the brownies according to your recipe after pouring in your brownie mix.
Let your brownies cool for at least 20 minutes using the wet towel method described above. Then, use the handles on your DIY brownies to gently pull them when the time is up.
Get your brownies out and slide them up! Remove the aluminum foil from the brownies and display gorgeous chocolate heaven on a clean counter or cutting board.
How Do You Deal With Stuck Brownies?
Sometimes I won’t be able to remove my brownies from the pan using my usual techniques. If you have a stuck brownie, there are many things you can do with it. There are many ways to make brownies: as a cake, as bars, or even as ice cream.
Brownie Strawberry Dessert
Break up the brownie pieces and layer them into individual serving bowls; for a quick and easy weekday dessert, top it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Cake pops are simple, but brownie truffles are more sophisticated. If necessary, add a bit of chocolate frosting to bind the cake together after crumbling the brownies.
Next, prepare a dessert plate by rolling balls in powdered sugar and arranging them on it. Powdered sugar can be enhanced with cocoa powder to add more chocolate flavor.
Brownie Cake Pops
It wasn’t long ago that cake pops became famous in my family, and they are just as popular today as they were then.
Make small balls of brownies by crumbling up the pan. The brownie cake can be shaped into balls with the help of homemade frosting or canned chocolate frosting.
Freeze for a few minutes after you insert a lollipop stick into each one. Once the milk or white chocolate is melted, dip it in it.
Among my favorite kitchen tasks is making brownies. It has, however, proved difficult to remove them perfectly from the pan.
I started enjoying baking brownies much more after I learned these simple tricks to remove them from their pans. I hope these few tips and tricks will make your brownie-baking journey a lot easier (pun intended)!