Baking for a party....driving me nuts....or maybe no nuts?

Bignuf Bignuf
Going to a pre New Years party. (We are going to be home, snuggled in bed, watching the ball drop on TV for midnight this year ). In any case, I have been asked to make my "yummy, gooey" brownies for this party. It is only about a dozen people, but they are close friends. About half hate nuts, while the other half doesn't think it's a brownie without them. What to do? I was going to bake a pan with and a pan without. Hubby thinks I should just do it without nuts, and everyone can just have those. I know he loves them with nuts only, and so do I. What would you do? Double the baking, since everyone will be happy (and most will go uneaten, in a small group with tons of food) or just make one and say "that's what I made"?
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Lioncub Lioncub
Instead of making a big pan (9X13) can you split it into 2 8X8 pans and do one with nuts and one without? That's what I would do.
12/28/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Lioncub
Instead of making a big pan (9X13) can you split it into 2 8X8 pans and do one with nuts and one without? That's what I would do.
I was going to, but fact is, I tossed out all my old baking dishes and pans. They were pretty "used", when we remodeled our kitchen this year. I bought a nice set of "air pans" and it came with ONE of each size pan, so I have a large and a medium. I really need to go get another set, but the stores are as busy as they were before Christmas and I just don't want to mess with crowds. Hubby had the solution I am going with. A large pan of NO NUT brownies, and then once done, I am putting a thin layer of chocolate frosting on it, cutting the pan in half and pouring walnuts on top of half of them. I have lots of work between now and the party, so not much time to fiddle in the kitchen! It should work.
12/29/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Do you have any like... wax paper you can use as a divider in the pan? I'd do half and half, but that's only because I hate nuts in almost all of my baked goods.
12/29/2013
Edeneve Edeneve
because they are close friends, I would take the extra time to make with & without.
12/29/2013
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
Can you monitor which goes first and report back to us ? Myself I prefer with nuts, extra please. I'm sure they will all go, but see which goes first.
12/29/2013
Ansley Ansley
I don't like nuts in my brownies. It feels weird to bite into something soft only to be met with something really hard.
Jan 1, 12:53 pm
eri86 eri86
I'm not a fan of nuts in any foods. The only thing I'll happily eat with nuts in it is a Snickers bar. Other wise I avoid anything with nuts.
Jan 3, 4:07 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Ansley
I don't like nuts in my brownies. It feels weird to bite into something soft only to be met with something really hard.
That is what my hubby loves about them...textural differences.
Jan 4, 10:29 am
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
Can you monitor which goes first and report back to us ? Myself I prefer with nuts, extra please. I'm sure they will all go, but see which goes first.
I ended up making BOTH. Of course. The result? The large pan of walnut brownies was gone, gone, gone in about ten minutes (despite their being tons of food and sweets). The "no nut" brownies lingered on the plate and were picked over reluctantly, and there were still a few left over at the end of the night. Enough said?
Jan 4, 10:31 am
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Do you have any like... wax paper you can use as a divider in the pan? I'd do half and half, but that's only because I hate nuts in almost all of my baked goods.
Hum...never tried using wax paper to divide things as they were baking. Not sure wax paper would hold up, but tin foil might...but it might also "burn' the edge it was touching. I just ended up making two pans worth.
Jan 4, 10:32 am
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Hum...never tried using wax paper to divide things as they were baking. Not sure wax paper would hold up, but tin foil might...but it might also "burn' the edge it was touching. I just ended up making two pans worth.
It's not that complicated -- just pour the batter into the pan and then add nuts to one half. When they're cool, cut and divide them that way. (Assuming this is a party where no one has a nut allergy.)
Jan 8, 1:04 pm
sexybutterfly sexybutterfly
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Going to a pre New Years party. (We are going to be home, snuggled in bed, watching the ball drop on TV for midnight this year ). In any case, I have been asked to make my "yummy, gooey" brownies for this party. It is only about a dozen ... More
keep in mind some who hate nuts may be allergic to them.
Jan 21, 8:57 pm
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Hum...never tried using wax paper to divide things as they were baking. Not sure wax paper would hold up, but tin foil might...but it might also "burn' the edge it was touching. I just ended up making two pans worth.
Cookie stores use cookie paper/tray liners. Pretty much same as wax paper.
Jan 22, 4:42 pm
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