Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sustainable Pin: Brownie Mix
Our first Sustainable Pin comes from Fake-It-Frugal, with her fake boxed brownie mix. Let's show this blogger some love and click on over to her site for the recipe; I'll wait.
OK, welcome back. The purpose here was to recreate boxed brownie mixes so you have the convenience of the box without the expense. I can definitely rate this one a winner. The mix is incredibly easy to make up in bulk and store; as you can see, I mixed up several jars' worth and put them in the pantry this weekend. They are really easy to grab and mix with the wet ingredients to get a fresh batch of brownies when you are short of time.
The brownies bake up just a little thin, which is common with the boxed mixes too. I extended the cook time to 25-30 minutes, which may be due to my oven or to the fact that I have clear glass brownie pans.
Fast: The mixes are easy to make, and this makes a fresh pan of brownies a possibility even in a busy day. I would imagine this would be a nice school night treat for busy families with kids, too.
Cheap: Our original blogger put the mix cost in at $0.30. I did not recalculate, but that sounds about right. Even once you add your farm fresh eggs, oil, and organic vanilla (which is how we roll here at FC&G), you should be able to get a complete batch of brownies for less than half the cost of the mix alone at the store.
Good: We have eaten 3 pans of these in the past four days. All in the name of testing a pin for you guys.
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 8:36 AM