Sometimes at work with most of my focus on design, development and marketing, I sometimes forget that it's supposed to be a fun and lighthearted thing I'm doing. I mean we are talking about baking brownies, right? That's why I wanted to write about something fun today - so I decided to research fun facts about brownies. I was surprised at some of the facts I found, especially how the brownie was created. Who knew?! Hope you enjoy :)
- There are three myths about the creation of brownies. #1, a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. #2, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And #3 and most popular, a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to service these "flattened" cakes to them.
- The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. Unsweetened chocolate is normally used so more sugar is required to balance the bitterness.
- Fudgy brownies have minimum flour and no baking powder at all. Melting the butter rather than creaming it will the sugar yields a denser, fudgier outcome.
- Cakelike brownies contain less butter and more flour than fudgy brownies as well as a little baking powder. The softened butter is creamed with the sugar rather than melted with the chocolate. Creaming incorporates air into the mixture which causes the brownies to rise higher.
- Chewy Brownies get their chewyness from adding in extra egg and a combination of different chocolates (semi-sweet and unsweetened). Put the two together with cocoa powder and the result is a rich, chewy brownie.
- Blondie brownies are made with brown sugar, butter and eggs, but no chocolate and typically have a cakelike texture.
- Brownies are considered a "comfort food" where, when eaten, traditionally provides a nostalgic or sometimes sentimental feeling to the person eating it.
- Here is a list from the Food Network on 50 different kinds of brownies you can bake at home including flourless, butterless and low-fat versions.
- Brownies have thier own holiday! National Brownie Day is on December 8th this year.
- Dictionary definition #1 of "brownie" is a tiny, fanciful, good-natured elf who secretly helps at night. Dictionary definition #2 of "brownie" is a small, chewy cakelike cookie, usually made with chocolate. Put #1 and #2 together and you get Fairytale Brownies!
Hope you've enjoyed these fun and amazing facts about brownies! I certainly enjoyed doing the research and have worked up quite an appetite doing so. Hmmmm, wonder which brownie I should try?!
Ok, so here is the marketing side of my brain taking over .... Fairytale Brownies are all-natural and baked using only the purest ingredients and are the perfect gift to send for any special occasion! Choose from these scrumptious best selling brownie gifts.