Brownies are small chocolate like deserts frosted with cake toppings or nuts. There are a hundred ways of making a brownie worldwide using different ingredients, making it hard to tell for an expiry date.
Ingredients like whipped cream and toppings don’t last more than 4 to 5 days. Even if you have a simple brownie, its spongy structure loses moisture after 3-4 days and gets a bit hard.
So, it can be said that it is very usual for a brownie to go bad after 3-4 days. If you notice that sponge-like chocolate going hard, change in smell and texture means it’s time to say goodbye to your brownie.
How to store your brownie?
The life of the brownie depends on the ingredients used in baking them. A dry brownie with nuts will last longer than the one topped up with the whipped cream. We need to store it in a dry place with no moisture or an airtight container.
If you have made many brownies and plan to store them, you should be using an airtight container. It would be good if you do not cut them for holding because the surface cut will be exposed to the air, which increases the chance of bacterial activity. Put a piece of bread in the airtight container to keep it moist.
Wrap your brownie
To seize the taste and aroma of a brownie, you should wrap it in aluminum foil or a plastic sheet making sure no air enters it. You should not cut the brownie if baked at home; instead, cover the whole piece for storing. It prevents the brownie from getting dry faster.
Store your brownie at room temperature
The brownies are made from chocolate, and chocolate gives its best taste at room temperature. The brownies must be store at room temperature adequately wrapped. So, when you take a bit of such a brownie, the chocolate will melt in the mouth right away. Delicious!
Coat your brownies in chocolate
We can store the brownies after coating them with the melted chocolate. Keep it in a cool place. The chocolate coating will form a crust and seize all the brownie’s freshness, keeping it spongy from within.
Freeze your brownie
You can easily store your brownies in an airtight container and freeze them. However, make sure not to cut them while freezing as they can be defrosted quickly. You can put the frozen loaf in the microwave for few seconds, and the chocolate bomb will be ready to burst in the mouth.
Can you freeze brownie?
Brownies are like a cake made of different ingredients, and they can be frozen too. If the brownies are homemade, we freeze them as a whole by wrapping them with a foil or plastic sheet rather than cutting it into pieces.
We can also freeze the brownies bought from the bakery by putting them in an airtight container. You can also wrap it with foil, allowing very little air to escape or enter the jar. Freshly baked brownies must be kept a room temperature for a couple of hours before putting them in the freezer.
How long does brownie last?
The life of a brownie depends upon the ingredients used for making it. If the brownies are made from dairy products like whipped cream and topping, they will not last for more than 3 to 4 days. The brownies in which more eggs and moist ingredients are used will remain fresh for a week.
Their life also depends on the way you are storing them. Brownies stored at room temperature can generally last for 3 to 4 days. If they are frozen, they can be consumed for a month.
The age of the brownie directly depends upon the ingredients which are used for baking them. Brownies having more moisture due to eggs, butter and nuts will last for around two to three months if stored properly. Dipping it in melted chocolate and freezing afterward also increases its age.
How to tell if brownies are bad?
To tell if the brownie has gone bad, we need to check its color, taste, and smell.
- If the brownie has gone hard compared to it was before storing, you don’t want to eat that.
- The brownies chemically are cake-like, so they should not be consumed if their crust gets harder.
- After storing it for a long time, the change in color means that a fungus colony has grown inside. By eating that can give you severe diarrhea and stomach ache.
- If the aroma and texture have changed after storing, it is preferred not to be consumed and should be discarded. The brownie made of a dairy product like creamy toppings gives a tangent odor.