Tips for Baking Brownies in Disposable Aluminum Pans

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What is Brownie Pan

Brownie pans are baking pans specially used for making brownies, usually square and shallow. Baking brownie pans are usually made of glass, metal, silicone or paper. Of course, brownie pans can not only bake brownies, but also biscuits and cookies, cakes, muffins, French fries and chicken nuggets.
Brownie pans of different materials and shapes are suitable for different baking needs. For example, glass baking pans may form a crispy crust on the surface of brownies, while metal baking pans are more suitable for baking that requires faster heat transfer.

Brownie pans come in various sizes, and the most common rectangular brownie pan is 9×13″.
A 9 x 13 disposable brownie pan can bake about 12-24 brownies, enough for 6-8 people.

Best Pan for Baking Brownies

The type of baking pan you use can make a big difference in baking the best brownies. Here are the best baking pans for baking brownies:

Metals like aluminum or stainless steel are classic choices for baking brownies. Metal baking pans conduct heat evenly and produce brownies with a soft texture and great taste. Look for 8×8-inch or 9×13-inch baking pans, which are common brownie pan sizes.

Nonstick baking pans make it easy to remove brownies from the pan intact. Lightly oil the surface of the baking pan for best results, even with a nonstick surface.

Silicone baking pans are flexible, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including square, round, and even individual brownie cups. Silicone pans bake more evenly than metal pans.

Baking brownies in a cast iron skillet produces a fudgy texture. Cast iron retains heat well, giving the brownies a crispy edge around the edges. This is a good choice if you want the classic skillet brownie look and taste.

Disposable brownie pans are usually made of aluminum foil, which is heat-resistant, wash-free, and widely applicable. Moreover, no matter what size brownie pan you need, disposable pans can be customized according to your needs.

Best Size Pan for Brownies

8×8 inch square baking pan is one of the sizes that many people like to use for baking brownies. Using 8×8 brownie pan can make brownies thicker and softer and moister in the middle, which is the taste that many people like. Compared with 9×13 pan, 8 in square baking pan can be baked in 20-25min.
And the square brownie pan 8×8 is moderate in size. If you don’t have many family members, 8 inch baking pan square can just meet the family needs and can be easily cut into 2-inch pieces.

Square Brownie Pan Baking Tips

The standard size of a square brownie pan is 8×8 inches or 9×9 inches. The square shape allows the ingredients to be evenly distributed in the pan, so that the brownies are evenly heated, baked more evenly, and taste better.
Compared to other baking pans, square brownie pan is affordable and is a cost-effective kitchen baking utensil. So, how to bake brownies in a square baking pan?

Ingredients:

  • 170g unsalted butter
  • 200g semi-sweet chocolate chunks (chopped)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 95g flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup peppermint chocolate chips

Steps:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Grease or line 8×8 Square Brownie Pan with baking paper.

Melt chocolate

Heat butter and semi-sweet chocolate chunks in a microwave or double boiler over low heat, stirring until melted, let cool slightly.

Make brownie

In a large bowl, whisk together caster sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
Gradually add melted chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
Stir flour and cocoa powder into mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and flatten slightly.

Make cheese layer

In another bowl, stir softened cream cheese and peppermint extract until well combined.
Sprinkle with peppermint chocolate chips and fold gently.
Pour cheese mixture over brownie mixture and use a knife to create a marble effect.

Baking

Place baking pan in preheated oven and bake for approx. 25-30 min., or until cake is firm around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the middle.
Remove from pan and allow cake to cool to room temperature in pan, then transfer to refrigerator until completely set (overnight is best).

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