National Brownie Day is December 8. Every year, brownie lovers come from all over to celebrate National Brownie Day.
Warm, chewy and rich, a good chocolate brownie (or blondie) is the perfect dessert to end the night. Enjoy the gooey goodness and let the real world fade away with you for a delicious moment.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY
Legend has it that the creation of brownies came from the Palmer House Hotel in 1893. Bertha Palmer, a prominent Chicago socialite whose husband owed her the hotel, asked a pastry chef for a suitable dessert for the ladies attending the Columbian Exposition. from Chicago World. She ordered a cake-like delicacy small enough to include in boxed lunches.
The result was the Palmer House Brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. The modern Palmer House Hotel serves guests a dessert made with the same recipe. The name was given to the dessert sometime after 1893, but it was not used by cookbooks or magazines at the time.
By 1907, the brownie was well established in recognizable form, appearing in Maria Willet Howard’s Lowney’s Cook Book as an adaptation of the Boston Cooking School recipe for a “Bangor Brownie.” She added an extra egg and an additional square of chocolate, creating a richer dessert. The name “Bangor Brownie” derives from the town of Bangor, Maine, which according to legend was the hometown of a housewife who created the original brownie recipe.
Maine food columnist and educator Mildred Brown Schrumpf was the leading proponent of the theory that brownies were invented in Bangor. While “The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink” refuted Schrumpf’s premise that “Bangor housewives” created the brownie, “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America” said it had discovered evidence for back up Schrumpf’s claim, in the form of several articles from 1904 cookbooks that included a recipe for “Bangor Brownies.”
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY SCHEDULE
1893 – A sweet sweet
The Palmer House Hotel created the Palmer House Brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze
1904 – “Bangor Brownies”
Closer to the brownies we know and love today, Bangor Brownies were invented by housewives in Bangor, Maine.
1914 – Brownie Explorers
The Girl Scout Brownies group, originally called Rosebuds, was organized in 1914 by Lord Baden-Powell. The girls in this group are between seven and ten years old.
1921 – Betty Crocker, one of the first chatbots?
Washburn Crosby Company created the character Betty Crocker to answer thousands of customer questions about baking. The surname Crocker was chosen in honor of the retired and popular director of the company, William G. Crocker, and the name Betty was chosen simply because it was a friendly sounding name.
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a National Brownie Day?
Indeed there is! National Brownie Day is celebrated annually on December 8. We hope you like chocolate!
What day is International Cake Day?
National Cake Day is celebrated every year on November 26! Sure, you can have cake every day (although you probably shouldn’t), but on this day give yourself an extra slice! Is a celebration!
Is every day a national day?
It looks like it is! And it is our job to connect the world through daily celebrations. Be sure to check the website daily and follow us on social media to stay on top of all the daily holidays!
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY ACTIVITIES
Fill in your face
Obviously, that would be our preferred choice. Honestly, what else would you expect from a day spent doing something as amazing as this? Take the day to try new types of brownies you’ve never tried, and don’t forget to bring milk!
Share your brownies
Spread the word that today is National Brownie Day by posting your best photos on social media. Inspire your followers to go out and try new brownies for themselves.
As mentioned above, there are a variety of brownie recipes there. Invite your friends over for a brownie taste test night. Supply a chocolate bar of different types. We recommend Double Chocolate, Oreo, Peppermint, Pecan and Caramel brownies.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY
Ding ding ding! Vanna, show them what they’ve won! The brownies are rich in flavor and definitely a guilty pleasure for us. It doesn’t matter hot or cold, they are delicious. Don’t believe us? We challenge you to tell us otherwise.
They are fun to do
Watch me whip, watch me bake, bake! Isn’t baking brownies fun? Always remember that preparation is key. Pick your favorite ingredients and use some of the amazing recipes in the content section below!
Make you happy
Think of those movie scenes about dealing with breakups by eating chocolate. Why do you think it is? It’s because they make you happy! And, you know, it releases serotonin, a chemical that improves mood. So don’t be fooled, enjoy some delicious brownies!