National Butterscotch Brownie Day

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Butterscotch Brownie lovers rejoice! National Butterscotch Brownie Day is here to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get ready to indulge in the rich, gooey goodness of these delicious treats.

When is Butterscotch Brownie Day?

It's national butterscotch brownie day on the 9th May.

The Irresistible World of Butterscotch Brownies

Imagine sinking your teeth into a decadent square of buttery, caramel goodness combined with the irresistible flavor of brown sugar. That's the magic of Butterscotch Brownies! These delectable treats are a perfect blend of soft, fudgy texture and the distinct taste of butterscotch.

Although the exact origin of National Butterscotch Brownie Day remains a mystery, we can safely assume that it was created to celebrate the sheer delight these desserts bring to our lives. Whether you're a fan of blondies or prefer the traditional chocolate brownie, butterscotch brownies offer a unique twist that is sure to leave you craving more.

Butterscotch Brownies are incredibly versatile. You can enjoy them on their own, warm and gooey straight from the oven. Alternatively, you can get creative and add nuts, chocolate chips, or a drizzle of caramel to take these treats to the next level of indulgence.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can even use butterscotch brownies as a base for creative desserts like ice cream sandwiches or trifles. The possibilities are endless when it comes to these little squares of heaven!

So, why wait? Embrace your love for Butterscotch Brownies on National Butterscotch Brownie Day by baking a batch yourself or treating yourself to one from a local bakery. Don't forget to savor each bite and share the joy with your loved ones.

History behind the term 'Butterscotch Brownie'


The Origins of Butterscotch

Butterscotch is believed to have originated in Scotland, hence the name. The term 'butterscotch' is derived from the word 'scotch', which means to cut or score. In the late 18th century, a popular treat called 'butter tablet' was made by boiling sugar and butter together until it hardened. This hardened candy was then scored and broken into small pieces, giving it the name butterscotch.


The Introduction of Brownies

The term 'brownie' made its appearance in the late 19th century in the United States. It referred to a dense and chewy chocolate dessert. Although the exact origin of the term is unknown, one popular theory suggests that it was named after the small, mischievous mythical creatures called 'brownies', who were known for their love of sweet treats.


The Combination: Butterscotch Brownie

The delightful combination of butterscotch and brownie came into existence in the 1930s. Bakers and home cooks started experimenting with different flavors and textures to create new and exciting desserts. The idea of adding butterscotch flavoring or butterscotch chips to a brownie recipe gained popularity, resulting in the creation of the beloved butterscotch brownie.


First Published Butterscotch Brownie Recipe

In 1941, the first published recipe for butterscotch brownies appeared in the 'Home Institute Cook Book'. This recipe introduced the world to a delicious and moist brownie infused with the rich flavors of butterscotch. Since then, butterscotch brownies have become a cherished dessert and gained widespread recognition.

Present Day

Popularity and Variations

Today, butterscotch brownies continue to be a beloved dessert worldwide. The combination of the sweet and buttery butterscotch flavor with the dense and fudgy texture of a brownie is a culinary delight. Over the years, various variations of butterscotch brownies have emerged, including the addition of nuts, caramel swirls, or even a sprinkle of sea salt for a savory twist.

Did you know?

Did you know that butterscotch gets its name from the combination of 'butter' and 'scotch,' not because it contains actual scotch whiskey? The term 'scotch' refers to the act of scoring or cutting, as the caramel is traditionally cut into small pieces before it hardens. So, when you bite into a butterscotch brownie, you're experiencing the delightful result of buttery caramel flavors!


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9th May 2015

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