bits asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Why is it that when you cook brownies, if you take them out then put them back they turn hard as a rock?

8 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    The oven continue to have heat, even when off, until it cools down. This causes them to harden and dry out! This makes them hard..

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know.....brownies are still a mystery to me today. I try to take them out just before they are done. Anything after that is too done. And I would never put them back in the oven.

    Happy New Year!

  • 1 decade ago

    My mother told me there is a fine line between cooking a brownie and cooking it too long and making cake.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because they are over cooked, take them out five minutes before time is up, they still continue to cook. You can serve them slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla Ice Cream.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    from my experience, you have to be careful to not overbake them. They can't be checked just by looking. Use a timer and go by the recipe. They will be gooey and undone looking in the middle, unlike a cake that you stick a knife in and it comes out clean.

  • 1 decade ago

    they dry out

  • sounds like you over baked them....

  • 1 decade ago

    they are overbaked.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.