Also, if the recipe calls for 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate how much would that be in mL/cups in chocolate chips? Thanks!A brownie recipe calls for unsweetened chocolate but could I use chocolate chips instead?
Not reliably, no. There is a distinct differenced in taste between unsweetened baking chocolate (100% cacao solids) and chocolate chips (really good ones are 65% cacao solids at best - the rest is various additives.) Also, the sugar content of the chocolate chips will change the basic chemistry of the recipe.
You could substitute chocolate chips in a brownie recipe that called for ';semi-sweet chocolate.';A brownie recipe calls for unsweetened chocolate but could I use chocolate chips instead?
No for several reasons. First, the chips are presweetened. (You can buy unsweetened chips in some locales, however.)
Second - there are additives in the chips which keep them soft, but mean that your brownies will be gooier than normal.
Third - the chocolate is not the same type as that in unsweetened squares.
Your best bet is to leg it to the closest grocer and pick up a box (about $2.50). It comes premeasured with marks at the ounce point. A box is 8 ounces, and breaks readily into 8 little even sized squares.
For the second part of your question - that would be 59mL of chocolate. Or a quarter cup (a cup is 8 ounces, a quarter of 8 is 2, 2 ounces is a quarter cup).
I wouldn't, but you could try and see if it's okay.
And 2 ounces is a very little bit --a quarter cup maybe? I'm just guessing.
Use this recipe instead and add the chocolate chips to it .
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (optional but yummy)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Heat oven to 350掳 F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
2. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add flour mixture, brown sugar, pecans, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Add chocolate chipe hers and fold in gently. Spread batter in greased pan.
3. Bake at 350掳 F. for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and edges look slightly crisp. (Bars will rise slightly in center, then go back down.) Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
I assume you are melting this down and about 1/3 cup chips would do it. I would prefer using cocoa powder myself.