If you’re in the mood for brownies but don’t have a traditional baking pan, never fear! You can make brownies in a glass pan. Just be sure to grease the pan well so your brownies don’t stick.
One of the most commonly asked questions about glass bakeware is whether or not it’s safe to use for baking brownies. The answer is yes, you can definitely use a glass pan to bake brownies. In fact, glass is a great material to use for baking brownies because it conducts heat evenly and helps to create a nice, even bake.
What You’ll Need
To make brownies in a glass pan, you’ll need the following ingredients:
-1 cup of all-purpose flour
-1 cup of sugar
-3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/2 cup of butter, melted and cooled
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1/2 cup of chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)
Making the Brownies
Before you begin, preheat the oven and grease the glass pan with cooking spray. Then, mix the brownie mix according to the package directions. Once the mix is prepared, pour it into the pan and spread it evenly.
Bake the brownies for the amount of time recommended on the brownie mix package. To check if they are done, insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If it comes out clean, they are done.
Once they are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before cutting into them. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Baking the Brownies
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the sides of a 9×9 inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together. Stir in the sugar and eggs until combined. Add the vanilla and stir. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the brownies. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
Letting the Brownies Cool
Letting the brownies cool in the pan allows them to continue cooking and sets the brownies so they are less likely to fall apart when cut. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the brownies, then let them cool completely before cutting into squares.
Cutting the Brownies
To cut the brownies, wait until they are completely cooled before beginning. This will help prevent the brownies from sticking to the knife and ensure that you get clean, even cuts. Use a sharp knife to make neat cuts; a serrated knife will work, but it may not give you as clean of a cut. For best results, wipe the blade clean between cuts.
Storing the Brownies
Be sure to let the brownies cool completely before storing. Glass pan brownies can be kept at room temperature, in a covered container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, for up to 5 days. If you live in a hot climate or if your house is particularly warm, you may want to store the brownies in the fridge to prevent them from getting too soft.
After testing different baking times and brownie recipes, we have come to the conclusion that you can indeed make brownies in a glass pan. While the results were not perfect, they were still tasty and relatively easy to make. We would recommend using a dark chocolate recipe for the best results.