The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using In Your Brownies

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Whatever recipe you use, there's one secret ingredient that's sure to kick them up a notch — bam! — and make them extra fudgy.

The secret ingredient for baking truly awesome may come as a surprise to you. And, no, it's not a special herb that will help mellow out your sugar high.

Don't worry…while this ingredient is unexpected, it's not unusual. You might be more familiar with it as a topping for tacos, baked potatoes, and nachos. That's right…if you really want to level up your brownies, just add a little bit of sour cream to the recipe.

So what exactly is sour cream, anyway? Most consumers just know it as the thick, white stuff that comes in little tubs in the dairy section, located somewhere between yogurt and cottage . But does cream get sour without spoiling and getting all nasty and chunky? If it's going to be stirred into your precious brownie batter, and ultimately devoured friends and loved ones, perhaps a little more information is called for.

The Spruce Eats informs us that sour cream is made by introducing a certain type of lactic acid-producing bacteria into dairy cream, which causes the cream to thicken without curdling and gives it that distinctive tang…instead of an unusual milky flavor.

Sophisticated foodies might be aware that sour cream has a glamorous French cousin called crème fraîche. However, it isn't as tart and can sometimes be runny, so it will never take sour cream's place in a classic onion . And you definitely shouldn't add it to your brownie batter. You'll want to stick with basic sour cream because its consistency is so reliable.

Watch the video to more about the secret ingredient you should be using in your brownies!

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8 Comments for The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using In Your Brownies

  1. Please Be Kind on November 30, 2019: (Reply)

    Oh wow this is Helpful

  2. Anne-Maree Williams on November 30, 2019: (Reply)

    Thanks for the tip!!

  3. Mashed on November 30, 2019: (Reply)

    What baked good is the best to munch on?

  4. Walter Lewis on December 1, 2019: (Reply)

    Another Secret Ingredient that you need to add to your Brownies is Instant Espresso Powder it will accentuate the Chocolate. About 1 tablespoon will do.

  5. d3me6od LaztKing on December 1, 2019: (Reply)


  6. Shawn Collins Smith on December 2, 2019: (Reply)

    Are you sponsored by the dairy council? Ref the last 2 videos

  7. 999 Things To Cook on December 6, 2019: (Reply)

    Brownies Secret Weapon = Sour Cream. Nice! I’ll have to remember that.

  8. Cynthia McTyre on December 7, 2019: (Reply)

    She talks faster than I can hear!

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