Should You Cover The Brownies? – (Frequently Asked Questions)

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baking brownies looks like a simple process. But many small steps can go wrong and ruin your brownies. For example, when to cover your brownies? What to use to cover them?

In this article, I will cover these small questions people ask about covering and storing their brownies.

Should I cover brownies while they cool at room temperature?

It’s always a good idea to cool baked goods completely before covering and storing them.

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Covering something warm can promote the growth of bacteria because the heat creates moisture, and it’s against the standard of food safety.

The brownie will become extraordinarily soft and will end up losing its crispness. This will also occur if they are stored in the refrigerator.

Should I cover the brownies while baking?

It is unnecessary to cover brownies while baking, but a few recipes do. The only reason to cover is to cook brownies evenly because the center can sometimes remain uncooked. If this is the case, you can cover your brownies halfway through the baking time. 

do you cover brownies with foil when baking?

Let the brownies bake for half the time. (almost 15 minutes). Stop the oven, open it, rotate the pan halfway, and loosely cover it with aluminum foil. Then continue baking until the brownies are done.

This process should be quick. The brownies should not cool down.

When you stop and open the oven, ensure no fan is turned on. Try not to completely remove the pan from the oven if your brownies will get cold, they will not rise as desired.

Should I cover the brownies in the fridge? 

Yes, wrapping brownies tightly in plastic wrap and storing them in the refrigerator is the best way to keep them for more than a few days. Alternatively, store your brownie pieces in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Brownies will keep for about two weeks if stored this way.

What to use to cover the brownies in a fridge?

Plastic wraps, jars, or plastic containers are the simplest and most effective way to keep the brownies in a refrigerator to retain their freshness that will last a few days.

I recommend OXO Good Grips POP Container. Its square shape is safe for the edges of your brownies.

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Can I leave brownies uncovered?

You can leave brownies uncovered for about 30 to 60 minutes after they come out of the oven. Afterward, you must cover them, ideally storing them in an air-tight jar. Otherwise, you will end up dealing with hard brownies.

Final words:

You must cover the brownies at the right time so they don’t get hard. Use aluminum foil if you plan to cover them during baking.

Once the brownies are done, do not cover them while they cool at room temperature. After that, you should store the brownies in an air-tight jar to keep them from getting hard.

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