Salvage brownies that won't unmold?

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  1. french fries

    french fries

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    My wife just made dozens of those tiny Belgian brownies (Le Pain Quotidien recipe) in silicone molds and now they won't unmold. It seems the only way is to pop them out which breaks them...

    Is there anyway to salvage those? Some trickery to umold them cleanly? Put them in the fridge? The freezer?

    Otherwise, an idea to use them, for example folding the crumbs in vanilla ice cream?
     
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    I don't know of a trick for getting them out but I would make crumbs out of them and use them for a cheesecake crust or possible in the vanilla cream as you suggested.
     
  3. someday

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    I would try popping them in the freezer first. If all else fails you might be able to make some cake balls or something from them. Or just crumble them over ice cream or something.
     
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    Cool completely and then try. If they won't release then, freeze.

    I put pan coating on silicone moulds when baking sweet sugary stuff...
     
  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Warm the mold and hope the butter softens.
     
  6. maryb

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    Add to ice cream, serve over vanilla pudding, eat them and the crumbs
     
  7. cheflayne

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    One place I worked we would make brownies in hotel pan size baking pans. Unmold and trim off the edges, etc. We would save the trimmings, broken pieces, etc. The next time we made brownies, we would fold the pieces parts into the next brownie batter at the end and then pour it into the baking pans and into the oven.

    Another option would be to make a semifreddo. Processor the brownie pieces. Use to line the bottom and sides of a loaf pan. Put the semi in the pan in layers alternating with brownie crumbs. Cover the top layer with brownie crumbs. Wrap pan tightly and freeze. Unmold and slice.

    Another option if brownie pieces are big is trifle.
     
  8. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    That is an awesome idea.
     
  9. french fries

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    We ended up doing exactly that. Thanks so much for the suggestion. It was really good! :D