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Brownie Batter: Decadent, Shameful
January 24th, 2011 by plumpdumpling

On my last night of Christmas vacation in Ohio, my best friend, Tracey, and I invited my cousin Bethany and our friend Michelle over to her house for cards, videogames, boytalk, and other things girls in Ohio do. Tracey and I decided to make brownies for the occasion, and by that I mean we poured a box mix into a big bowl and added an egg.

Tracey kind of hinted that she wasn’t entirely interested in actually cooking the brownies, because like cookie dough and oysters, brownie batter is best eaten raw. I said, “Well, maybe we can separate half the batter and only cook a small batch.” And she said, “. . . or we could not cook it at all.”

And so we didn’t. We scooped the batter into sundae glasses, put them in the refrigerator to chill, and decided not to tell Bethany and Michelle what it was until they’d taken a bite, lest they think us gluttonous freaks and not give it a chance. Of course we got too excited in the end and had to tell them it was brownie fetus, and they reacted to it quite well, considering. We all sat around Tracey’s kitchen table for hours, playing Euchre and watching the batter stick to our upside-down spoons.

Referring to it as “pudding” made three of us feel much better, but Tracey had no shame, and neither does Faith of An Edible Mosaic, who shares her recipe here.


Photo by An Edible Mosaic


6 Responses  
  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    January 24th, 201111:37 amat

    HA! Fantastic idea.

    When I was little, I used to BEG my mom to prepare a box of chocolate cake mix (but not bake it) for my birthday.

  • Heesa Phadie writes:
    January 24th, 20111:20 pmat

    :) Mmmmm…brownie fetus!

    • Tracey writes:
      January 24th, 20118:17 pmat

      HA. I LOVE that you said this, because my husband accused us of being “brownie abortionists”.

      • Heesa Phadie writes:
        January 24th, 20118:20 pmat

        There’s nothing better than aborted baby brownie batter…I mean, who can resist the high that comes from the possibility of contacting salmonella poisoning?!?

        • Tracey writes:
          January 24th, 20118:22 pmat

          Agreed! I never practice “safe” batter-consumption. The raw eggs are necessary to the deliciousness.

          • foodiemom10583 writes:
            January 26th, 20113:50 pmat

            A guest on “The View” last week made cakes using diet soda as a substitute for ALL the liquids (water, oil/butter, eggs). I wouldn’t mind trying DH’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix w/some black cherry Fresca or some Diet Coke (and some extra chocolate chips to make up for the lost calories).


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