The butter is melted but the mixture is not yet smooth... Any thoughts on how long the butter mixture should cook in the hot water bath? Thanks!
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I've made these for years - once the butter is melted and the mixture is homogenous I take it off the water bath. It will become smooth and glossy once you add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. They're the best brownies!
I should add that I do wait to remove from heat until the mixture is hot, as directed. But it will still be grainy at that point. Good luck!
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As Nashama said, the mixture doesn't become smooth until the eggs are added. Also, I have never gotten it hot enough to want to pull my finger away when I touch it. They are great brownies, but those two items in the recipe are misleading.
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I second (third?) nashama and Susan W - I make these brownies all the time and they're terrific - but "smooth" is a relative term.
thank you all so much. Very helpful, and reassuring.