Celebrating National Brownie Day at its basic level can be very simple – eat some brownies!
We have the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago to thank for both the creation and naming of the brownie. One of the hotel owners, Bertha Palmer, asked the house chef to create a cake-like dessert in a box lunch.
The box lunches were for guests to bring to the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. The chef created the brownie. The Palmer House Brownie was its original name.
A different origin story states that a homemaker invented the brownie in Bangor, Maine. Around 1900, a young woman struggled to make a chocolate cake that wouldn’t rise. She served it anyway, and it was a hit. Several recipes for Bangor Brownies made their way into cookbooks by 1904.
Like many unofficial National Days of celebration, no one knows who created National Brownie Day. It had to be a group of people who love brownies and their wonderful chocolatey goodness.
When is National Brownie Day?
National Brownie Day is on December 8th each year.
Quotes About Brownies
You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.
A basic rule of baking is, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.
I’ve learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left, and he takes the smaller one.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Usually, we ordered a cup of coffee and a cup of tea, as well as a brownie, propping up her sadness with chocolate and caffeine so that it became an anxiety.
After we put my son to bed, my husband and I curl up and watch a movie or TV. That’s when I finally put up my feet and have my glass of wine and a brownie.
I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins.
I just think about how saying that you love someone can make your heart feel like some sort of brownie sundae, warm, gooey, sweet, and good.
National Brownie Day Quotes
Classic Christmas Cookies are really time-consuming. Instead, make a bar you can bake in a pan and just cut up, like a brownie, a blondie, or a shortbread, which still has that Christmas vibe.
I smoke a cigar or two a day. I did have a brownie once. It made me sleepy.
Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.
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Instagram Captions for Brownies
Earning my brownie points the easy way.
Are you feeling downie? Eat a brownie.
Can I lick the spoon?
Goodnight! Don’t let the brownies bite.
I’m the king of the brownie sundae.
Keep Calm and Eat Brownies.
There’s nothing better than a brownie.
Butter and Brownies. I knew I liked B’s.
Good Brownie Captions
Eat brownies for fewer frownies.
I smell a brownie. It could be heaven calling.
I want someone to look at me like I look at brownies.
All you need is love. Scratch that. All you need is brownies.
Eat brownies for brownie points.
I left my heart in a tray of chocolate brownies.
Baked with love; eaten with greed.
A brownie by any other name would still be good.
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Jokes About Brownies
I burned 2,000 calories today.
I fell asleep while the brownies were in the oven.
My dad says brownies are like baseball.
They both depend on good batters.
I found my old easy-bake oven with brownies still inside.
They are a little green; I wonder if they are any good?
Does this brownie make me look fat?
What is the tastiest letter?
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Here are frequently asked questions about National Brownie Day.
How do I celebrate National Brownie Day?
That is easy, bake a batch of brownies. You know your friends and family love brownies. What better way to celebrate than baking and eating them together.
When sharing photos of your family, friends, and brownies, be sure to use the hashtag #nationalbrownieday when posting on social media.
Have a brownie cook-off. Invite your friends and family to bring their favorite brownie recipes and have a contest. Find a suitable prize for the winner, like a giant chocolate bar.
Host a brownie-themed party. Decorate in shades of brown and have bowls of chocolate kisses, chocolate pretzels, and brownie bites scattered around the house. You can add a build-your-own brownie sundae bar. Use whipped cream, sprinkles, ice cream, nuts, and fruit to create the spread.
Bake and share your brownies. Make a large batch of brownies and give them to your family and friends.
Are there Baking Contests just for Brownies?
There are lots of regional and county fair baking contests for brownies and bars. Most of the contests feature junior divisions so kids can get involved too.
Are there TV Shows Featuring Brownies?
Cooking shows love to feature brownie recipes, including The Barefoot Contessa, Beat Bobby Flay, America’s Test Kitchen, Martha Bakes, and more.
Are there Retail Brownie Options?
In-store options include brownies made by Little Debbie, Hostess, Entenmann’s, and more. Boxed mixes are made by Ghirardelli, Betty Crocker, Krusteaz, Duncan-Hines, Pillsbury, and Bob’s Red Mill. You can also order brownies online from Goldbelly Brownies, The Brownie Gourmet, Fairytale Brownies, Brownie Points, Vermont Brownie Company, etc.
How Many Brownies do Americans Eat Each Year?
As of 2018, Americans eat approximately 1.5 billion brownies each year. That is over five brownies per person in the United States each year. Someone is eating more than their fair share.
Why do we like Brownies so much?
The first reason is, they taste so good. Nothing is more satisfying than a warm brownie right out of the oven. The richness of their flavor and gooey texture is delicious. Making brownies is fun. It is easy, and children and adults can do it together. Finally, eating brownies makes you feel good. It is true, a chemical called serotonin is released in the brain when you eat them. This chemical gives us a euphoric feeling.
Is anything else named a Brownie?
Yes, English and Scottish folklore refer to tiny hard-working fairies or hobgoblins as brownies. They inhabit homes and barns and come out late at night. They secretly clean and do housework while the residents sleep. Sometimes they rearrange the furniture just for fun.
Originally called Rosebuds, the entry-level for Girl Scouts is now known as Brownies. They were named in the 1870s after a book written by Juliana Horatia Ewing. Ewing’s book, The Brownies, was about the fairylike creatures described above and was very popular with English children.
Brownie Points refers to a type of social currency that is earned by doing good things. A boss, teacher, parent, spouse, or friend can give out Brownie Points. There is no standard reward except the gratitude earned by the recipient.
Fun Facts About Brownies
1.) Blondies are brownies that are made with brown sugar but no chocolate. (National Blondie Day is January 22.)
2.) A surprising number of people, 36%, like the corner pieces on a brownie pan. Apparently, extra texture and crunch are a hit with some.
3.) The most popular addition to brownies is walnuts.
4.) Other popular additions include hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter, caramel, berries, and zucchini.
5.) The most expensive brownie costs $15,000. It is the Brownie Extraordinaire served at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.
6.) Most people, 60%, prefer their brownies without nuts.
7.) Brownies are considered one of our comfort foods. Comfort food is a food that, when eaten, brings back memories of homemade flavors.
8.) The largest brownie ever made was just over 3,000 pounds.
9.) The original Palmer House Brownies featured an apricot glaze on top.
10.) A classic brownie recipe consists of only five ingredients. It contains butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs, and flour. If unsweetened chocolate is used, more sugar is added.
By Tim Moodie
Tim Moodie is a lover of brownies. His wife makes a caramel-filled brownie that is his favorite. His mother was a professional cook, and his grandfather a baker. They both made brownies with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
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