The invention of culinary dishes can be complicated, and the brownie is no exception. In my search for the best vegan brownie, which is now Jillian Bakes' signature treat, I thought about how the brownie came to be in the first place. So I, like some of my baking compadres, decided to find out.
Some myths state that a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to some biscuits, or was making cake but didn’t have enough flour; still others say that a housewife in Bangor, Maine, forgot to add baking powder to her chocolate cake. But most evidence points to one source: Chefs at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel, who created the tasty treat for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893.
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Source: Erin McCarthy
Sure, hard-core ice cream fans may roll their eyes when they see vegan on a pint (we were guilty of it for a while, too). But things have changed since the days of soy-based frozen treats posing as "acceptable" (read: chalky) alternatives to the real thing..
Source: Alison Spiegel
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