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Clarified butter for Brownies?

The recipe does not call for clarified butter, the wife does. I don't understand her logic and gave up on questioning it.

I am considering just using regular butter to avoid any unpredicted results.

Jul 05, 2012
powerhousenick in Home Cooking

Clarified butter for Brownies?

No, just using one of those Betty Crocker Originals mixes.

Jul 05, 2012
powerhousenick in Home Cooking

Clarified butter for Brownies?

I'm planning on cooking a batch of brownies (from the MIX) and was wondering if it would be OK to substitute the butter for clarified butter (ghee).

If so, should I add something to it? I read a little extra sugar and an egg white to compensate, but I'm complete kitchen/baking beginner, so I have no clue.

Also, if it is ok, should I substitute for the same amount? Let's say the recipe asks for 1/4lb (random number, I have no clue), do I throw a 1/4lb of clarified or would I throw the equivalent of a 1/4lb yielded from regular butter?

I'm at a complete loss. I want to cook these brownies as a little surprise for my wife but she absolutely hates butter and only eats clarified (I don't understand it either), so sorry if anything sounds rather dumb.

Jul 05, 2012
powerhousenick in Home Cooking