National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
That’s right, a brownie gets its own designated day, and rightly so! You might have to wait until February 10th to truly acknowledge the day, but we are just glad to see one of the yummiest desserts gets its rightful day of recognition. A little chunk of heaven, this is a sweet treat that is as popular as it has ever been. So let’s find out more.
What Is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day?
Cream cheese and chocolate is a winning formula, these, sometimes know as blondies are in vogue. Still, brownies origins go way back, to the 1800s. You won’t find any record of them until the early 1900s though. Today, you will not be short of options for recipes and making them is surprisingly easy. This is the sort of recipe that is great fun for the family as kids love to help, lick the bowl, and here isn’t an abundance of ingredients or steps to make them.
Cream cheese actually dates back to 1583 in England but has been made popular and commercial by Kraft Foods via their Philadelphia range. Brownies haven’t been around for so long, with records suggesting the 1800s is when they appeared and in a recipe book in 1906 initially. This was in a book by the Boston Cooking School and although the recipe has changed a lot since then, it can be credited for the origins of the gooey moreish brownies we know today.
The cream cheese version makes it even creamier and it is great when sliced into smaller pieces and mixed into ice cream. The technique for giving it that marble swirl appearance comes from adding cream cheese into the batter and using a knife to create that swirled look.
How To Observe National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
The most obvious way is to cook a batch for yourself. There are loads of recipes online so you’ll not be in short supply of ideas on National Cream Cheese Brownie Day. Maybe you have a family recipe to use, or just want to buy a few different versions from different bakeries, it all works!
Then, why not share your thoughts and creations using the hashtag #CreamCheeseBrownieDay – this is all about fun. It is a good way of seeing what everyone else around the world has made, and share a bit of the love.
Another fun way to observe the day is to host a bakeoff. Grab a bunch of friends, and get work. Then, a blind taste test can help decide the winner. Every guest should bring their own recipe and take on this popular dessert for the occasion. We like to take our brownies with a dollop of ice cream but some prefer it will a glass of milk.
On February 10th, be sure to have all the ingredients in at the ready. This is a great time for the family to get together, throw their favourite ingredients into the mix and wait for that gooey centre to be ready. National Cream Cheese Brownie Day just might be the most delicious day of the year.