Last week we asked you Simply Mixers which of our 2 flavours is your favourite. After a swarm of comments our Brownie Flavour has come up as the victor!
With that being said why don't we take a little look at the history of the humble Brownie and the excellent people who made it happen!
In 1893 Palmer asked a pastry chef for a dessert suitable for ladies attending the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. She requested a cake-like confection smaller than a piece of cake that could be included in boxed lunches. The result was the Palmer House Brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. The modern Palmer House Hotel serves a dessert to patrons made from the same recipe.
However, at this point the term Brownie was still to be coined. Over the following years recipes named Brownie and recipes for similar styled Cakes popped up in Baking Books. But it wasn't until in 1904/1905 that Brownies started to make the impact they have today. Some notable publications from the time with Brownie Recipes are Home Cookery (1904, Laconia, NH), Service Club Cook Book (1904, Chicago, IL), The Boston Globe (April 2, 1905 p. 34), and the 1906 edition of Farmer cookbook.
And with that we have completed our short history of the Brownie! So now might be a good time to jump into our store and get yourself some delicious VGF 21st century Brownie Cake in a Mug!
Your touch is so light
Your Chocolate so more ish
Your taste is a delight
So ill mix you and bake you
In a microwave no less
And you'll be deep in my stomach
In 2 minutes or less