National Brownie Day:
Celebrated annually on every 8th December, the National Brownie Day is observed to recognize the blonde treats that are as scrumptious as the popular chocolate brownies.
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Why National Brownie Day?
Brownies have been Americans go-to dessert from the 19th century since its appearance in many cookbooks. Undoubtedly to the general public, the word brownie usually elicits the responses of their chocolate brownies preferences such as chewy, fudgy, cakey, straight out of the oven or ice-cold, dark or milk chocolate flavoring, and other finer matters of palate preferences. The blonde brownies are popularly known as the blondies are a light brown colored or blonde bar-cookies, flavored by molasses.
The blondies are said to be the predecessors of the chocolate brownies at least by a decade. The term blonde brownies were introduced soon after the introduction of the chocolate brownies. Molasses, a sweetening agent, was used in the blondies during the 19th century. Molasses were soon replaced by brown sugar to confer a butterscotch flavor. Fanny Farmer is identified to be the first person to mention the blondie recipe in the Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, published in its 1869 edition. The chocolate flavoring was excluded from the recipe and was similar to the basic blondie recipe as we know today.
Unlike the chocolate or the white chocolate brownie, the blondie recipe is devoid of chocolate or chocolate flavoring except for the occasional chocolate chip addition. The basic ingredients of a blondie include flour, baking powder, brown sugar/molasses, butter, eggs, and vanilla. The preparation is pepped up with ingredients such as walnuts, pecans, butterscotch chips. The blondies are left unfrosted as the recipe involves brown sugar that hits the high sugar note. The preparations techniques are almost identical to a regular brownie.
Foodies love to experiment; the blondie recipe was not exempt from the tweaks of master chefs and cultural influences around the world. Some blondie recipes contain coconut, chunky candies, toffees, and nuts. Carmel corn blondies, blondie sundaes with walnut and candied fennel, congo bars, and chewy Irish coffee blondies are just a few of the blondie delights that give a tight competition to the classic chocolate brownies. The blondie bars are more filling than the average cookie and can wade off your sugar cravings throughout the day.
Sometimes those precious chocolate chips blend in with the chocolate brownies and go undetected. A blondie does more justice to a chocolate chip, with the right recipe and techniques you will be smacking your lips after a bite of these scrumptious elegant brownies! If you particularly don’t enjoy the chocolate brownies, you are most likely to find your soul-dessert in a blondie. Though chocolate brownies have earned the celebrity brownie status, the blonde brownies continue to be a cherished variety in the brownie kingdom.
How Can We Observe National Brownie Day?
- Have Blonde and all Brownies to your heart’s content
If you are a fan of Blond Brownies, have them all day and much more until your heart is satisfied! If you haven’t tried them yet, reward yourself with a Blond Brownie today!
- Bond With Blondies
Invite your friends or family and have fun by baking various blondie recipes.
- Chef up for a blondie innovation
Come up with a radical blondie recipe and impress your family and friends.
- Blondie Santa
Bake some delicious blondies and take it to your office or school and spread the sweet joy!
- Team Blondie
If you love your blondies, share the photos and videos of your Blonde brownie celebration on social media using #NationalBrownieDay and #BrownieDay
Interesting Facts About National Brownie Day:
Here are some interesting Brownie facts!
- There are many claims on the genesis of the brownie. Some sources claim that it was created for the World Columbian Exposition by chefs of Palmer House Hotel in 1963.
- It is said that the term Brownie was inspired by Palmer Cox’s, children’s illustration, “The Brownies: Their Book. The Brownies were portrayed as imaginary sprites who were mischievous yet helpful.
- In recent years brownies with marijuana are used as an oral drug delivery method, as marijuana is increasingly being used for therapeutic purposes.
- Brownies have been customized to follow the current food trends such as gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, and have gained a diet food appeal.
- Brownies known as Lazy cakes contain melatonin and are used to induce sleep.
History Of National Brownie Day:
The origin and the creator of the day seem to have been lost in the goodness of Brownies! While we continue the quest for revealing them, enjoy, make, and share some today!