What are Brownies?
A brownie is an American chocolate dessert that is a baked, square chocolate bar. It was developed in the U.S. at the end of 19th century. The texture of a brownie is like a cross between a cake and a cookie. Unlike cakes, brownies are not leavened with baking powder and this makes them denser and heavier.
Brownies can be either fudgy, chewy or cake-like. Fudgy brownies are dense with the texture more like that of a chocolate fudge. Chewy textured brownies are rich and chewy. Brownies can even have a cake-like crumbly texture. The original brownie recipe featured walnuts and an apricot glaze.
A variation to the brownie is called Blondie, made with brown sugar which is the dominant flavor. Blondies have no chocolate in them but choco chip blondies can have white or dark chocolate chips added to the batter.