This lovely, decadent specimen, need no introduction. One of America’s most popular desserts, consumed by over 2 billion people annually, I give you…”The Brownie”!!! I’m a brownie fanatic. I am most likely responsible for the 1 billion consumed, out of the 2 billion statistically. I find that brownies are the one dessert that people truly have a preference for. I love the fudge brownies, that are seemingly under-cooked. When truly they have extra butter love inside. There are then the cake brownie people. *We don’t associate with their kind*
You know there’s a story, there’s always a story. This one is for the books. History shows, that the delicious little square, was a special request by an upstanding woman of society in the late 1800’s. A socialite of Chicago, requested from her pastry chef, to create a cake like square, small enough for a lunch box. The ultimate design was that she it must be “suitable for a lady”. Well, little did they know, how much this chocolatey goodness would mean to a lady in the 21st century. *Yes, men can certainly enjoy these gooey squares of perfection, but not without a fight*
Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don’t. As for the brownie, walnuts have been a partner in crime throughout the century. I’m a plain Jane kinda gal.
When desperate times call for desperate measures, one must apply buttercream to a brownie. I love to play with new piping tips and in this case, I ribboned my blues away! In this creation, I added coffee. Making a luscious Mocha Fudge Brownie with Chocolate Ganache Buttercream. It was definitely a chocolate overload situation. *No complaints were noted, only sounds of Mmm reported*
A versatile dessert, with few simple ingredients, the brownie has a fraternal twin. Also known as the blondie. Blondies are a scrumptious treat made with a load of brown sugar love, minus the chocolate factor. Sorry blondie, but this sibling rivalry ended in favor of your sibling!!! *Chocolate reigning champion*
I leave you with a mouth-watering hunger for some chocolatey, ooey, gooey treats. Do yourself a favor, eat a brownie. You’ll feel better. Maybe even a bit more elegant. *Remember, pinky out*
*Recipe not available until cookbook release*