National Blonde Brownie Day
According to the internet, January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day.
It is not a civic holiday and you won’t see it marked on the calendar unless it’s a baker’s calendar. What is a Blonde Brownie or Blondie you may ask? A blondie is identical to a brownie in most aspects; blondie thou is based on brown sugar instead of cocoa. The results in taste resembles of butterscotch, rather than the common chocolate brownie flavor. I was privileged enough to have joined in several blonde brownie fests growing up. A couple of our friends’ mothers were the blonde brownie experts. They spoiled us and tried to fatten us with this rich and chewy dessert. We watched them while they baked. They didn’t only teach us about baking; they taught us how to maneuver life. Most importantly, they gave us memories we would hold onto forever.
They’re the reason why we keep coming back home.
I couldn’t let the day pass without baking blonde brownies. I used to make this recipe called the Disappearing Marshmallow Blonde Brownies when, just like the name says, the marshmallow disappeared when baked. The blondies disappeared too, thanks to Alexander. Be careful not to overbake this, I did! You want it chewy and gooey so watch your timer. Soooooo…
To all bakers:
Today, it is your right and obligation to bake and feed your people Blonde Brownie! Bake away!!!
DISAPPEARING MARSHMALLOW BLONDE BROWNIES
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butterscotch chips and butter together in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the melted butterscotch chips, then the flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth. Stir in the marshmallows and chocolate chips last. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven. Cool, and cut into squares.