Celebrate Brownie Day and make brownies for everybody.
Brownie can save the world!
December 8 is the National Brownie Day and is being observed across the country. There are different variants of brownies nowadays like Mocha brownies and Red Velvet brownies, but the chewy, fudgy and a purely chocolate flavored brownie made from dark or milk chocolate is definitely a prime dessert. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, wealthier families often enjoyed a hot chocolate drink while having breakfast delicately prepared in a luxurious pot made specifically for the chocolate drink. During the 19th century, chocolate is very popular that they grow cacao plantations to meet the ongoing demand which resulted in slave labor in European colonies. Up to this day, Chocolate brownies have always been a classic American dessert.
How to make Classic Chocolate brownies:
- 8 ounces good-quality chocolate
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Chop the chocolate into chunks. Melt half and save the other half for later.
- Mix the butter and the sugar then beat in the eggs and vanilla for 1-2 minutes until the mixture has become fluffy and light in color.
- Whisk in the reserved melted chocolate (make sure the chocolate is not too hot or else the eggs will cook), then sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix as this will cause the brownies to be more cake-like in texture.
- Fold in the chocolate chunks, then transfer the batter into a parchment paper-lined square baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how fudgy you like your brownies and let it cool down completely.
- Slice and serve with a nice cold glass of milk!
What are you waiting for? Get to the grocery and celebrate the brownie day!