How to Make High-Altitude Black and White Egg-Free Brownies
These brownies were made around 4,000 feet.
The challenge of high-altitude baking is always a wonder. One thing to always do when trying out something new at a different altitude is keep good notes. Always have pen and paper, and write down everything. On the third round of making these brownies, I thought I would try adding in the actual amount of ground flax that would equal the three eggs, and I ended up with a brownie waterfall explosion in the oven.
Although it was beautiful to watch it flow over the edge of the pan, all the chocolate and white mix creating quite a beautiful display, it was quite a bit to clean up after it was all over.
What did I learn? I had it correct the first time. Experimenting might get you a better product, but once you have a good recipe at high altitude, stick with it so you can smile every single time you take it out of the oven.
Gather your ingredients
- 4 mixing bowls
- 2 rubber spatulas
- 4 microwave containers
- 1 oven cooking tray or square pan
- Measuring cups & spoons
- Pan spray
- Parchment paper
- Knife or pizza cutter
- kitchen scissors
First the Chocolate Mix
- chocolate mix, white chocolate mix
- 2 & 2/3 cups white flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups sugar, granulated
- pinch Kosher or celtic salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 2/3 cup melted chocolate chips
- 1 & 1/2 cups melted butter, warm
- 1 1/2 teaspoon soaked ground flax, do not go over this amount!
- 1 & 1/2 cup very hot water
- optional banana's, nuts, etc.
Now the White Chocolate Mix
- 2 & 2/3 cups flour white
- 1/3 cup white chocolate powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups sugar granluated
- pinch salt kosher or celtic
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla pure extract
- 1 & 1/2 cup butter melted and warm
- 1 122 Teaspoon ground Flax soaked
- 1 & 1/2 cup water very hot
Eggs or Egg Subsitute
- Mix ground flax with cold water and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes or longer if you wish. use 1 tsp of the cold mix for 1 egg.
- If you simply must have your eggs, then 6 eggs is what you would use if you wish to add eggs to your mix, 3 for each the chocolate and the white chocolate. Not using eggs does make the brownie more dense and fudge like. But is sure is good!
You can choose the option of no eggs or flax at all, the first time I made this recipe I did just that. Everything turned out great but it was more like fudge, scrumptious, delicious fudge it was soooo very good! It had no height to it so it all just depends on how you like your brownie when you are on a mountain.
- In 2 separate bowls, one for the chocolate mix and one for the white chocolate mix, place the dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder in one bowl and white chocolate powder in the other bowl.
- Take your measured out chocolate chips and your measured out butter for both bowls to the microwave. You should have two containers of butter and one each of white chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips.
- Melt the two containers of chocolate chips first, they only need to be melted enough that when you add the warm melted butter they will melt the rest of the way. I have discovered that it is possible to burn chocolate chips in the microwave.
- Microwave the butter only to the melting point 10 to 20 seconds, it needs to be melted it does not need to be hot only warm.
- Add your ground flax mix to the dry ingredients.
- Using a rubber spatula place the melted chocolate into the proper bowl for each mix, then pour the melted butter over the melted chips.
- Add the cup of very hot water to the mix and stir with the rubber spatula. repeat for the other bowl.
- Line the baking pan with parchment paper and spray with the pan spray. if you choose not to use parchment paper, just spray your pan.
- Pour the chocolate mix into the pan and spread out evenly, then pour the white chocolate mix on top of the chocolate mix.
- Spread out the white chocolate mix on top of the chocolate mix, then using a large spoon or a rubber spatula begin pulling the chocolate up into the white chocolate. See photo below if you need too.
- Sprinkle some chocolate chips and some white chocolate chips across the top of the batter.
- Place in a convection oven at 330 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and dry. Remember times and temp may vary with a conventional oven.
- Cool the brownie completely before cutting.
- Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut the brownie into the size that you wish and serve.
Rate this Brownie
Have you ever eaten egg free brownie's?
First all the dry
2 Bowls 2 Batters and All the Hot Liquid Ingredients
Pour 1 then the other
Toss on some chips
Cool cut and serve
Get Ready for Some Chocolate Delight
Now that the brownie is complete, create a chocolate dessert to fall in love with. Stuff the center with banana's throw it on a grill cover it with caramel and whip cream and then stuff yourself.