Odd Question From A Friend

Baking By missmikey Updated 28 May 2010 , 3:36pm by artscallion

missmikey Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:07pm
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I had a friend ask me if there was a way to use brownie mix,from a box, as a filling or icing. She wants to know if I can make the batter without the eggs and use it to fill or ice the top of a cake. I was kind of like eeww, but she thinks it would be great. Any ideas or suggestion or do you even think it is possible?

Thanks

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tiggy2 Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:13pm
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Tell her to try it and let you know how it is icon_smile.gif

Williamus Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:17pm
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There is flour in brownie mix. Why would anyone want to make a filling/frosting with uncooked flour in it ? I vote...don't bother.

flamingobaker Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:24pm
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I know exactly what's she is thinking! Raw brownie batter tastes awesome!! But I come from the raw cookie dough camp, too. icon_lol.gif

I think it might be too runny, but maybe if you experimented with less water? I can actually see possibilities as a filling, not an icing.

all4cake Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

Tell her to try it and let you know how it is icon_smile.gif



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artscallion Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by Williamus

There is flour in brownie mix. Why would anyone want to make a filling/frosting with uncooked flour in it ? I vote...don't bother.




I have a whole series of fillings/frostings based on raw cookie doughs (from chocolate chip to snickerdoodle to gingerbread) that contain uncooked flour. They are mostly an adaptation between the cookie recipe and American buttercream recipe, without the eggs and baking soda. They are the most requested of all my frosting/fillings.

I wouldn't use a brownie mix because it contains leavening, which is nasty when raw. But a scratch brownie recipe could be adapted to a frosting.

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