Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy 100th Birthday!

Of whom am I speaking, you ask? You are most certainly asking the incorrect question!

Of what are you speaking? BROWNIES! Brownies are now 100 years old...and they STILL taste great!

According to the Betty Crocker website:

100 years ago a novice cook forgot to add baking powder to a chocolate cake. Instead of tossing the fallen cake this baker sliced it, served it as a bar, and gave chocolate lovers a gift they'd not soon forget—THE BROWNIE!

In 1906 the first Brownie recipe was published in the Boston Cooking-School Book.

December 8th is National Chocolate Brownie Day!

It is estimated that the world's population eats more than 2 billion brownies in a single year.

Don't forget to celebrate this special occasion on Friday. I'll be baking some brownies on that day, so if you happen to find me when I'm done, you may be in for a nice surprise! Or a sad surprise if I've already eaten them all...

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