Brownie mixes are delicious and easy to mix. If you have accidentally added too much water to the mix you can fix it by adding extra plain flour, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. You can also add extra cocoa powder to give the brownie a rich chocolate flavor.
This article will cover the 8 things you can do to fix your brownie mix if you add too much water.
8 Ways to fix a brownie mix with too much water
Here are 8 easy ways to fix a brownie mix with too much added water.
1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of plain flour
If you have accidentally added too much water to your boxed brownie mix or even a recipe you are making at home add extra flour. Adding 2-3 tablespoons of plain flour to the brownie mix will help to thicken it up.
I like to use plain flour so that my brownies are not too fluffy. I like to make thick, chewy brownies. If you like fluffy, cake like brownies add self-raising flour. This will give the brownies more lift and will make them softer.
2. Add cocoa powder
If you are making chocolate brownies then it is important to add back the chocolate flavor. If you have added to much water add in some plain flour and then some cocoa powder.
This will make sure the mix is still rich in chocolate flavor and do not taste bland.
3. Add chocolate chips
If you add too much water to your brownie mix then you can add some extra chocolate chips. This will add back the chocolate flavor and thicken then mixture at the same time.
You can mix it up and add some dark or white chocolate chips. You can even add some nuts to keep the brownies together.
4. Add more brownie mix
Adding extra brownie mix is a great way to save brownies with too much water. If you have another packet of brownie mix, add 3-4 tablespoons at a time.
Mix the ingredients together until it reaches the consistency you want. You can also use a plain cake mix if that is all that you have. This will give the brownies more rise and they will become cakier.
You can add extra chopped chocolate, chocolate chips or cocoa powder to enrich the flavor.
5. Cook the brownie mix for 5-10 minutes longer
Once you have corrected the brownie mix by adding extra flour and coco then you will need to adjust the cooking time. Adding these extra ingredients can increase the brownie’s volume by up to 20% which will mean it will take longer to cook through.
Increase the brownie cooking time by 5 minutes and check the brownies with a skewer. If the skewer is not coming out clean after this time, leave the brownie mix in for another 5 minutes until it is cooked through.
6. Cook the brownie mix in an oven safe glass container
A great way to cook the brownie mix after it has been thickened up is in an oven proof glass container. I like to use my Pyrex dish because the glass heats up quickly. This helps to cook the brownies through quickly and evenly.
Line the glass container with some baking paper to avoid the brownie mix sticking to the edges. Once the brownie mix has cooled you can store it directly in same container. Just put the lid on and it will be good for days.
7. Put the brownie mix on the top shelf of the oven
After correcting the brownie mixture then bake it on the top shelf. When using a fan forced oven the top of the oven tends to get hotter. This will give you a crispy top and a gooey inside. Cook it for slightly longer if you like your brownies cooked through.
8. Use butter and eggs instead
If you find it tricky to get the right amount of water in your mix, add butter and eggs instead. Many brownie mixes (including the Betty Crocker one I used) give you an option to use butter and eggs or water and oil.
The butter and eggs will make a stiffer mixture that holds together easier and means that you don’t have to worry about measuring out the water.
Check out this great video for an easy brownie recipe.
How to Fix Too Much Water in Brownie Mix | Summary
If you have added too much water to your brown mix it can easily be fixed. Add more flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and mix it all through. Cook the brownie mix for 5 minutes longer and check it regularly. This will fix a brownie mix with too much water.
I love a quick cook brownie mix from a box. They are super easy and can be corrected if you add too much of any one ingredient. These mixes are fairly forgiving if you add too much of something.
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