December 8 marks National Brownie Day, and we can’t deny a day celebrating one of the sweetest treats! Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie, but delicious nonetheless. Have you ever wondered how brownies came to be?
You may have heard myths like a chef accidentally melted chocolate into biscuit dough, or a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. However, it is said that a special dessert was requested for ladies attending the Chicago 1893 World Fair. The dessert was to be cake-like, yet small enough to be eaten from boxed lunches. A chef at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel eventually created the first brownie, topped with walnuts and an apricot glaze. To this day, the same recipe is still served there (now “The Palmer House Hilton”).
As delicious as the original sounds, there’s no denying that over the years, some innovative and tasty variations on brownie recipes have emerged. From simple to inventive, what are your favorite brownie recipes? Let us know – find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest!
To celebrate National Brownie Day, we would like to offer you a FREE brownie, no purchase necessary! Simply visit us on Monday December 8, 2014 and get a free brownie, while supplies last. See you then!