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Wine & Food Pairing: American Classics – Brownie

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The brownie, one of America’s favorite baked treats, was born in the U.S.A. Yet, the origin of the chocolate brownie is shrouded in myth. There are in fact several legends involving how they came to be. The latter tale is the most widely circulated and is even cited in Betty Crocker’s Baking Classics and John Mariani’s The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink.

– A chef mistakenly added melted chocolate to a batch of biscuits
– A cook was baking a cake but didn’t have enough flour
– A housewife in Bangor, Maine was making a chocolate cake but forgot to add baking powder. When her cake didn’t rise properly she cut and served the flat pieces.

Now, let’s cook this tasty dessert!

Recipe: (Serves 16 pcs)
200g semisweet dark chocolate chips
110g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
200g brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
100g flour, plus
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter and flour 8X8 pan.

2. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature

3. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, mixing well.

4. In bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly fold into chocolate mixture; mix well. Stir in chips.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

In Wine2Go App:
Click “Food” > “Dessert” > “Chocolate Based”
Find what wines pair well with Brownies!

This entry was published on November 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm. It’s filed under Wine & Food Paring and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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