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Mary Jane Mix

What Makes Mary Jane Mix Different?

Everyone asks me how Mary Jane Mix is different the regular grocery store brownie mix. I love explaining what makes Mary Jane Mix special because I personally spent years testing out brownie recipes with a willing "test panel" of friends. It started with a little science, some trial and error and eventually actual research and development. Most of all though, it was delicious and a lot of fun. I hope your baking experience is the same.

For those who want the short answer, here's the main idea:

Powdered Oils in the Mix bind with herbal oil preventing "bake-off" and loss of active ingredients.
• All Natural, no chemicals that can interact negatively with your herbs.
• No Eggs Are Needed, to make the mix super easy.
• Quick Cooking, only 30 minutes in most standard ovens.

For those who want all the details:

The knock down, number one, most important thing in Mary Jane Mix is the combination of powdered oils. When you make an herbal infused oil, your active ingredients are attached to the oil. When you bake brownies you typically bake them at 350 degrees or higher. The problem is that most herbal vaporize at this temperature or most likely, way lower. Well, because your oil is exposed to such extreme heat, some of the delicate infusion can bake off in the oven, resulting in loss of strength.

By Mary Jane Mix having powdered oils in the mix itself, the heat actually causes the oils to bind and reabsorb into the mix. This results in a stronger herbal brownie.

The second thing that certain chemicals can interact negatively with certain herbs. This doesn't always come into play but I wanted to make sure there was no chance some nasty chemical could come in and harm your gentle herbs. Therefor Mary Jane Mix is made with natural ingredients and contains no ingredients that can negatively effect your infusion.

So that is the science part, but I also wanted to take into account other factors, like the fact that if you make this brownies frequently for therapeutic purposes, you need them to be as quick and convenient as possible. That lead me to realize how people either don't keep eggs on hand or seem to go through them quickly. Whichever you are I wanted to take that variable out of the equation. So in the name of convenience, no eggs are needed for Mary Jane Mix brownies.

I still wanted to take it a step further though, since I know people have more important things to do with their day then make brownies, I needed them to be quick cooking. Mary Jane Mix brownies cook in 30 minutes in most standard ovens. That is less cooking time then the majority of brownie mixes out there today.

Tara Misu - Mary Jane Mix Creator


~ Tara Misu

   (Owner and creator of Mary Jane Mix)