May 9, 2012

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

“I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.” - Groucho Marx

It's National Butterscotch Brownie Day!

Many people call butterscotch brownies "blondies" since they usually contain no chocolate. And while that's appropriate, I personally still think it's incredibly unfair especially given that blondies have their own food holiday on January 22nd. Besides - there are no rules to how you make your butterscotch brownies. I know people who not only use butterscotch chips, but peanut butter and chocolate chips as well!

My butterscotch brownies definitely did not come out quite as thick or golden as I had hoped. I'm sure it's because I attempted to use cornstarch as a replacement for egg, thus resulting in shorter, less attractive, more crumbly treats. It's not a disaster if they're still edible (especially if they're in a brownie sundae!), right? So I'll keep my head held high... and my mouth full of delicious butterscotch brownie (not blondie), of course!

Happy National Butterscotch Brownie Day!