“I can eat two large pizzas and a tray of brownies in one sitting. I’m not sharing that. We can get another one, but I ain’t sharing.”

Dwayne Johnson

Brownies are considered to be a very popular dessert, made with a mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, and obviously cocoa. However, blonde brownies have their own unique flavor and while aren’t as well known, are just as delicious.

If you’re curious about what Blonde Brownie Day is all about, then read more to learn about the history of the brownie and how you can celebrate it.

History of Blonde Brownie Day

There are many stories relating to the origin of the brownie, some going back to as early as 1893. One story states it was created by chefs at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Another one states it appears in a Boston Cookbook in 1896 published by Fannie Farmer. While the majority of the cookbooks and recipes for brownies are particularly vague, the brownie started to rapidly appear at the turn of the twentieth century. An updated version of Fannie’s Boston Cookbook with a recipe for blonde brownies in 1906.

So, what’s the difference between regular brownies and blonde brownies? Blondes use brown sugar instead of cocoa, giving the brownies a more butterscotch flavor. These kind of brownies started to become popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s when it became an alternative to the usual chocolate. These kinds of brownies can have more options in regards to flavor, such as vanilla, butterscotch, coconut, nuts, toffee, or any other kind of candy flavor to help heighten the flavor of the brown sugar. Either way, this is an unofficial holiday dedicated to an underappreciated but delicious brownie.

How to celebrate Blonde Brownie Day

If you’re looking for a better way to make brownies, then try out this recipe. First, grease the cake pan and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 F.Crack  two eggs into a mixing bowl, beat till blended, then stir in the brown sugar and vanilla. After melting the butter a little bit, you should next whisk the melted butter into the egg mixture.

In another mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt, after making some room in the bowl, then pour the egg mixture into the well.Once it all blended nicely together, transfer it all to the pan and bake about 30 minutes. Once cooled, then serve. If you like the recipe, then share the holiday on your favorite social media websites using the hashtag #blondebrownieday.

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Every January 22nd
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#BlondeBrownieDay
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