A brownie without chocolate? What?
IT’S NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE (A.K.A. BLONDIE) DAY!
Well, that’s not so true. Some purists will claim that a real Blondie has no chocolate whatsoever. I think it’s more important to celebrate other shades of brown, like light brown/yellow-ish, especially when the whole spectrum of beige is usually tasty.
Beige is Beautiful
But in this case we are talking about a brownie that’s made with brown sugar and vanilla, as opposed to cocoa. Sometimes people will throw in butterscotch or peanut butter, and that’s alright with us.
Tonight we took the opportunity to eat one of SP‘s favorites, a Blondie from The Good Earth, and have it alongside a “regular” blondie from Applebee’s. Good on Applebee’s for continuing the spirit of doubling PR on food holidays.
Screencap of Applebee’s’s’s Facebook.
Since AK picked both of these up on the way home from work, she was able to get the blondie sans ice cream so that we can focus on the brownie itself.
Applebee’s Blonde Brownie, with some cream cheese icing and pecans
The Good Earth’s Blondie, with chocolate swirl and peanut butter
There was minor disagreement of taste between our heroes of SPAK. AK liked the Applebee’s blondie better. Without the peanut butter and chocolate, that one was more “pure” to what the blondie is about. A little sweet and a bit vanilla-y. SP preferred The Good Earth for how homemade it is, feeling the texture of the brownie and the mixture of all of the blending flavors. Still, it’s sugar and fat, so how could either be bad?
Tomorrow is National Rhubarb Pie Day. Some people claim it’s National Pie Day, but they’re wrong. That is a holiday reserved for March 14th. So even though we’ll “observe” the day, we will be glaring at those calendar makers all day!