8 days, 11 hours, 5 minutes, 58 secs left until National Butterscotch Brownie Day on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017
We all know the brownies to be the chocolate-based brown cakes, which most chocolate lovers relish with icecream for dessert. Butterscotch brownies are blonder versions that use no chocolate in them. Surely, that is a good alternative for those who do not like chocolate. These non-chocolate brownies are known as ‘blondies.’ However, not all ‘blondies’ contain butterscotch. A typical butterscotch brownie contains flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla, salt, eggs, brown sugar, and butterscotch flavored nuts/morsels.
There is no particular record of when, why and how this day was established. Recipes as early as in 1740 feature blond (non-chocolate) brownies in them. Such brownies had the main ingredients of butterscotch: butter and brown sugar. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans made soft cakes, which were like blonde brownies. Renaissance and Medieval cooks made gingerbreads (chewy, soft cakes), which some consider the predecessors of ‘blondies.’
Most bakeries, restaurants and cafes, make special ‘blondies’ on the National Butterscotch Brownie Day. Those who wish to celebrate this day buy butterscotch brownies or bake them in their houses. Some might even explore the history of the day and origin of the ‘blondies.’