This popular dessert of American origin, which is usually eaten warm with a scoop of ice cream, has several versions and this is one that you may not have known.
The popular brownie, named for the brown color that chocolate gives it, and whose origin is undoubtedly American, seems to have been an accidental invention.
The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink attributes its creation to a Bangor, Maine, housewife who was making a chocolate cake but forgot to add baking powder.
And when his cake didn't rise properly, instead of throwing it away, he cut it up and served the pieces flat.
For more than a century, this popular dessert has been versioned in different ways. Different ingredients have been added such as nuts, chili or white chocolate pieces with cayenne pepper that you can reproduce below:
brownie with white chocolate and cayenne pepper
- 150 grams of butter
- 140 grams of chopped dark chocolate
- 120 grams of chopped white chocolate
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 178°C.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Mix well with a whisk until smooth. Add the sugar and eggs one by one.
- Separately, mix the flour, pepper, baking soda, salt and white chocolate. Add to the previous mixture and stir with a wooden paddle.
- Pour this mixture into a floured and buttered mold and bake for 30 minutes.