The Reason You Shouldn’t Bake Brownies in Glass Pans

Is it possible to bake brownies in a glass pan instead of metal? The short answer is yes. It is possible to bake brownies or other cookie bars with a glass pan – but there are a few things you should know.

According to Lauren Chattman, author of The Baking Answer Book, clear glass, much like dark metal, absorbs heat, making it ideal for crisp-crusted pies but much less so for brownies, bar cookies, and fruit crisps, which can easily become burnt.

Aluminum and nonstick pans are generally best for brownies, although ceramic, which is slower to absorb heat, will work, too, but will produce a lighter-colored product at the end. If you must use glass, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake for the same duration of time to achieve desirable results.

This Harry Potter Wrapping Paper Looks Exactly Like the Marauder’s Map, So Take My Galleons

Hogwarts castle will soon be lit with floating candles and covered in holiday decor, which means it’s time to get wrapping some Harry-Potter-themed Christmas presents. Luckily, the wizarding world just made the tedious task of gift wrapping a little more magical.

Worthy of encasing the finest Nimbus 2000 (or a Firebolt, if you happen to have a rich godfather who’s recently escaped from Azkaban) or even one of Molly Weasley’s personalized sweaters, the Harry Potter wrapping paper comes in an assortment of patterns. The patterns on the wrapping paper are inspired by The Daily Prophet, the Marauder’s Map, the Black family tapestry, the books in the Hogwarts library, and the golden snitch on the Quidditch pitch. Brilliant!

The Harry Potter gift wrapping paper collection – created by MinaLima’s wizarding shop in England – is now available for preorder in the UK for $8 per sheet. Keep scrolling to take a closer look at the paper ahead, and accio your favorite pattern in preparation for a truly enchanting Christmas.

Bespoke haircare is hitting the mainstream so you can personalise your products to your exacting specifications

God, I love a salon treatment. I love being in the hands of a professional who can look at my hair and tell me exactly what I need. Who can custom blend the exact colour that’ll work for me, and who can address the very specific needs of my strands – oilier at the roots, sapped at the ends, fine, but abundant and not particularly #blessed in the volume department.

While the shampoo market is saturated with everything from body-building, to shine-boosting, to colour-enhancing solutions, there are few products that address multiple concerns – and even fewer that deliver on all of the points that are personal to you. But, given everyone’s hair is different, shouldn’t our products reflect this?

A number of innovative hair care brands have been wondering exactly this. Even better, they’ve put their efforts into making it happen. Bespoke hair care is hitting the mainstream as brands like Rituals, L’Oreal and Champo throw their weight behind catering to the unique requirements of each of their customers. And with personalised solutions at the click of a button, you can ensure your hair gets the tailored attention it deserves every time.

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