Brownies: that opulent, sumptuous, utterly hedonistic fusion of cake and cookie that tastes delicious and leaves your taste senses hankering for more. There are now what seems like a million different ways to prepare these delightful delights, but there is one thing they all have in common, even though the traditional brownie still holds the top spot. Chocolate that is so thick and rich that it should be forbidden!
In fact, brownies are so widely consumed that they can be used as the base for sundaes, a milkshake ingredient, or even a breakfast cereal substitute.
The opportunity to indulge in all that indulgent goodness that you might forego the rest of the year is National Brownie Day. It’s the perfect chance to overindulge in brownies without feeling guilty about it. It’s National Brownie Day, after all!
When is NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY?
On December 8th, National Brownie Day, brownie enthusiasts all over the country indulge in one of their favorite baked delights.
The blonde brownie is a close second in popularity in the United States to the chocolate brownie. Brown sugar and no chocolate are used to make blonde brownies, also known as blondies.
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY History
The initial batch of brownies established the standard for subsequent epic indulgences. The original version of these, made for a luncheon at a ladies’ fair in the late 1800s, was discovered covered in an apricot glaze and stuffed with delectable walnuts. The Palmer House Hotel in Chicago still uses the same recipe that was given to these ladies more than a century ago.
Millions of people who enjoy this chocolaty, cake-like treat created National Brownie Day, and there are countless recipes that have appeared throughout the years. The variety of brownies is only limited by your imagination, from Chocolate Mint brownies to those created with decadent caramel swirls.
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY Day Activities
Finding ways to celebrate and have fun on National Brownie Day doesn’t necessarily take much labor! It is possible to respect and pay heed to this day by eating brownies, preparing brownies, and sharing brownies with others. To get started, try any of these suggestions:
Eat one or two brownies.
It goes without saying that one of the greatest ways to honor National Brownie Day is to curl up with a big piece of your favorite dessert. Don’t let National Brownie Day pass without enjoying a mouthful of rich cakey chocolate, regardless of whether it’s simpler to purchase a boxed mix or visit the neighborhood bakery.
Make some brownies.
The fact that brownies are quick and simple to cook may be one of the factors contributing to their popularity. Brownies are even simpler to create than cookies because they don’t need to be placed one at a time on the pan, similar to the cake but without the need for a fork or plate.
Additionally, it’s made easier by the availability of delectable brownie mixes at supermarkets and grocery stores. A simple brownie mix can be transformed into something much more by adding extras like nuts, candies, or frosting.
Baking brownies at home is a pleasant activity that can typically be finished in under an hour, whether you make them from scratch or customize a boxed mix.
Examine Special Brownie Flavors
Some people think the traditional brownie recipe is ideal and doesn’t require any modifications. Others see it as a blank slate on which to paint all kinds of magnificent flavors and contrasting mixtures. That makes sense to purists since, after all, you shouldn’t fix something that isn’t broken.
Give Your Friends Some Brownies
Brownies are the perfect dessert to share with friends and family because they are made in large pans and then sliced into smaller pieces! Deliver brownies to your neighbors or leave some in the kids’ classroom for the teacher to enjoy.
Bringing a tray of brownies to work is sure to get you some brownie points with your coworkers, and it might even win you a raise from the boss. Well, maybe not, but acknowledging that generosity could still be beneficial.
Hold a Brownie Get-Together
Even better, throw a celebration with a brownie theme at your house or place of business. You’re sure to have a great selection of sweets to indulge in with the variety of tastes available; just be sure to stock up on milk because nothing pairs better with a rich, chocolatey dessert than a glass of organic milk. National Brownie Day is yet another justification to consume too much chocolate!