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Brownies EZ Quiz

Brownies - FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by Alan the Quiz GuyA chocolate brownie is a flat, baked square or bar, sliced from a type of dense, rich chocolate cake. Brownies come in a variety of forms. They are either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density, and they may include nuts, frosting, cream cheese, chocolate chips, or other ingredients.

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1) What is served on a brownie la mode?

  1. Ice Cream

  2. Chocolate syrup

  3. Strawberries

2) Food historians have traced the first recorded recipe for a brownie to the 1906 edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer.

  • True or False?

3) The name "brownie" first appeared in anearlier version of the cookbook, but this was in reference to molasses cakes baked individually in tin molds, not true brownies. 
What year was the cookbook?

  1. 1890

  2. 1896

  3. 1902

4) A second recipe appeared in 1907 in Lowney's Cook Book, by Maria Willet Howard and published by the Walter M. Lowney Company of Boston, Massachusetts. This recipe added an extra egg and an additional square of chocolate to the Boston Cooking School recipe, creating a richer, fudgier brownie.
What was the name of the recipe?

  1. Bangor Brownies

  2. Mansfield Brownies

  3. Vermont Brownies

5) According to the 1979 Betty Crocker's Baking Classics cookbook, brownies were accidentally invented by a Maine home economist, when she served a chocolate cake that had collapsed in the oven.
Who was the home economist?

  1. Mildred Schrumpf

  2. Mildred Hill

  3. Catherine Hill

6) According to another story, the brownie was invented in Chicago by the chef of the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Bertha Palmer requested a dessert for ladies attending the fair that would be smaller than a piece of cake, and easily eaten from boxed lunches. These brownies feature an apricot glaze and walnuts, and are still being made at the hotel according to the original recipe.

  • True or False?

7) What are a non-chocolate variation of the traditional chocolate brownie called?

  1. Annie Oakley's

  2. Blondies

  3. Homefronts

8) For the best results, refrigerate the brownies until they are cooled completely.

  • True or False?

9) What are dark, dense, brownies that contain more cocoa than cake-like brownies and are slightly more bitter and have a more "dark chocolate" taste called?

  1. Brownies Lamoure

  2. Fudge Brownies

  3. Baker Brownies

10) What are cake-like brownies but are denser and not springy or gooey?

  1. Mandy's Brownies

  2. Cake Brownies

  3. Rich Brownies


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