Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 8 years ago

How do I convert this recipe to make less of it?

1 1/4 pounds (5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 pound unsweetened chocolate, chopped

5 1/2 cups sugar

16 large eggs

2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 pound white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 pound milk chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

Preheat the oven to 300°. Line the bottoms of two 9-by-13-inch baking pans with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar with the eggs, vanilla and salt. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth. Add the flour and whisk until incorporated. Stir in 5 ounces of each of the chopped chocolates. Spread the batter in the prepared pans.

Place the remaining chopped chocolates separately in 3 small microwave-safe bowls and melt. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolates over the batter. Using a table knife, make swirls in the batter for a marbled effect. Bake the brownies for about 35 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through, until the tops are shiny and the brownies are set.

Transfer the brownies to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Also if you can transfer the ounces that would be great. Thanks.


I just wanted to make one dozen. This recipe makes 4 dozen

Update 2:

I just wanted to make one dozen. This recipe makes 4 dozen

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    How much do you want to reduce it?

    If you want 1/2 or 50% less you divide by 2 for example:

    16 eggs divided by 2 = 8 eggs

    I'll do the recipe for you :)

    2 and 1/2 sticks of butter or 10 ounces

    1/2 pound or 8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate

    2 and 3/4 cups sugar or 22 ounces

    8 eggs

    1 tablespoon vanilla

    3/4 teaspoon salt

    15 ounces of flour

    4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

    4 ounces white chocolate

    4 ounces milk chocolate

    This recipe says use two (2) 9 x 13 inch pans but since this is half the recipe use only one pan.

    Read over the recipe and follow these reduced amounts. Good luck.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The obvious option would be to halve everything, it would help if you specified how much less you wanted to make. but if you halve one ingredient make sure you halve the rest, or if you quarter one make sure you quarter the rest and so on.

    if your worried about cooking times just stick a clean knife through the centre, if it comes out clean there cooked if it has mixture on it then its not cooked.

    1pound is equal to 16 ounces.

    so for half it would be

    10 ounces unsalted butter, softened

    8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

    2 3/4 cups sugar

    8 large eggs

    1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

    3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

    4 ounces pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

    4 ounces pound white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

    4ounces pound milk chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

    This should be fine.

  • 8 years ago

    To make 1/4 of the batch:

    1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp btr

    1 cup + 6 Tbsp sugar

    4 eggs

    1/2 Tbsp (or 1 1/2 tsp) vanilla

    1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt

    1/2 cup + 7 Tbsp flour (or 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp)

    1/8 pound chocolates or 2 oz

    You could also use about 1/4 cup of chips in place of that... I'd actually use about a measured 1/3 cup of each type of chip....

    There are many good recipes out there for smaller batches.... I'd search & use one of those instead...

    use this recipe instead:

    and where it says 1 1/2 cups chips, just use 1/2 cup of each of semi-sweet, milk choc., & white choc chips! easier! =)

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