When I was a little girl, going to the supermarket for our weekly shopping spree was the most awaited moment because my mom will buy our favorite snacks. There were three favorite items that were a must in our shopping list: a box of good old fashion American Brownies, Gorton’s Fish Stick, and pre cooked burgers. The fish sticks and burgers were easy to find in snack shops or restaurant but never had I found anyone selling the good old fashion brownies that I used to eat when I was a little girl.
The brownie, one of America’s favorite baked treats, was born in the U.S.A. Jean Anderson verified in The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes Of The 20th Century, that the two earliest published recipes for chocolate brownies appear in Boston-based cookbooks—the first in a later edition of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. Culinary historians have traced the first cake “brownie” to the 1906 edition of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, edited by Fannie Merritt Farmer. The second recipe, appearing in 1907, was in Lowney’s Cook Book, written by Maria Willet Howard and published by the Walter M. Lowney Company of Boston. Ms. Howard, a protégé of Ms. Farmer, added an extra egg and an extra square of chocolate to the Boston Cooking-School recipe, creating a richer, more chocolatey brownie. She named the recipe Bangor Brownies; we don’t know why. Perhaps the original brownie recipe, published by Ms. Farmer, was submitted by a housewife in Bangor; or that said housewife improved upon that recipe and this was the one published by Ms. Howard. it took until the Roaring ‘20s for the brownie to become “the bee’s knees” of baked chocolate treats,* a position it maintains today. (The Nibble)
I tried cooking brownies mixture from various brands but couldn’t find that particular taste and the most frustrating part is that I don’t remember that brand my mother had brought…uuurrggg! So I start trying all the recipes from the high end cook books until anything I can find in the web or monthly recipes from the supermarkets magazine..One turn to be chocolate cakes, the other turned to be a lava cake. This had the fudge right but the top was burnt. The other had the crisp right but the inside was still soggy. Finally, I tried the video jug version but adjusted alot, like decreasing the ingredients and adjusting the cooking method to get the taste I was looking for..Well, here you go! you don’t have to go through what I went through ..L.O.L Check this recipe out, it will definitely be a great snack while watching home videos!
83 gr sugar
62 gr butter
62 gr dark chocolate/1 bar
1 tsp vanilla
37 gr flour
How to Prepare:
- whisk sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl and set aside
- melt in a double boiler (au bain marie) chocolate and butter on low heat, keep stirring gently
-turn of the heat if the butter and chocolate has blended evenly and keep stirring while pouring little by little the egg batter
-once the egg and chocolate batter has blended evenly, put in sifted flour
-preheat oven and bake in low heat for 20 minutes and then medium heat for another 10 minutes
-leave it to cool until the surface becomes crispy
If you leave the brownies outside for a few days and the crisps has run out, just put it back in the oven for a couple of minutes until its crispy again