HOWTO bake a brownie in an eggshell


La Receta de la Felicidad, a Spanish-language site, has Sandeea Cocina's great little HOWTO for baking brownies inside blown eggshells. You make a hole in the shell with a corkscrew, stand the shell up in a muffin tin with tin-foil supports, and fill the egg with brownie batter using a piping bag and bake (make sure to leave room in the egg to allow for cakeular expansion!). My mom used to make me Jello-filled hollow eggs, but this is a whole 'nother level of egg-hacking.

Brownie: por fin llegó el día del brownie! (La Receta de la Felicidad)

Brownie: Finally the day came brownie! (Google Translate)

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    1. Assuming one washes the eggshell first, I’d be impressed with anybody who could detect the taste of egg white residue (which is mostly what was in contact with the shell) in flavored jello. It’s not like egg whites are known for their powerful flavor.

      1. It’s not like egg whites are known for their powerful flavor.

        Leave some egg white uncooked for ten minutes. The albumen smell is enough to knock you down.

  1. You can’t fool me, these are the eggs of a chocolate Easter Bunny.

    You crucify a bunny and put it in a cave. The bunny lays these eggs and three days later it emerges once again into the light; if it sees its shadow, six more weeks of winter.

    Any other belief system is heresy.

  2. You crucify a bunny and put it in a cave. The bunny lays these eggs and three days later it emerges once again into the light; if it sees its shadow, six more weeks of winter. If it does not see it’s shadow, but the Flying Spaghetti Monster descends and eats the bunny, then 1000 years of darkness.

  3. Does this cause a perfect circumference of crispy edges or a total lack of crispy edges? As an crispy edge fan I must know!

        1. A video of the crucifixion of a bunny would cause quite a stir.

          Let me see what I can do. I did have a crucified Santa for an Xmas card one year…

          Or were you referring to product placement?

  4. this is boring  ;)

    for a COOL treat, blow out the eggs, beat them into submission,color them black with americolor powder, and then proceed to the “refill with piping bag” stage. fill to approx. 80% . boil until egg is almost-but-not-quite firm, then fill up with ketchup. aaah, zombie eggs….  :D

  5. How about making cupcakes from your eggshell brownies? Once baked, peel them and cut them in half and then pipe a generous twist of frosting, tinted golden yellow, onto the wide side of your egg half. Sprinkle with a bit of red sugar to evoke paprika and a bit of green-colored coconut as your pretend parsley and TA-DA, deviled egg cupcakes!

    Yep, you go ahead and do that Martha. I’m gonna sit here and enjoy my beer!

  6. For a site that emphasizes education, I must object to the use of “a whole ‘nother.” There is no such word as “‘nother.” It should be either “another whole” or “a whole other.” The only other misused phrase that makes me crazier is “I could care less,” being used to mean “I couldn’t care less.” Proper English deserves to be treated with the  same respect as science, art and crafting. Yes, I am the grammar police. Someone has to be, these days.

    1. I’d like to introduce you to the idea of the weblog, or “blog” in the vernacular. You see, while you may have come to this site expecting “boing boing” to be some sort of academic journal, it is in fact a blog, and therefore uses grammatical rules closer to that of informal spoken English, a major hallmark of which is dropping unstressed syllables, traditionally represented by the apostrophe.

      For all your interest in syntax, you have missed a major semantic distinction between misuse of the English language and correct use of spoken idioms in writing.

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