Come to Ori’Zaba’s to Commemorate National Brownie Day – December 8th! Mention this blog, get a free brownie!

 

We know you all love the infamous Ori’Zaba’s Brownie!

 

Some may think its odd to have a brownie with Mexican food, but Mexican chocolate traditions run far a wide!  And of course traditional Mexican chocolate has a unique twist, generally made with roasted and ground cacao nibs, cocoa butter, sugar and cinnamon, and sometimes added nutmeg or allspice… and for the daring they often add nuts and/or chillies.   And for the SUPER daring, some traditional Mexican dishes even have savory chocolate sauce topping.   We’re not so sure about that!  But back to Brownies…..

 

Ori’Zaba’s uses traditional American chocolate, and just like all the food from Ori’Zaba’s, our brownies are made fresh EVERY MORNING.

 

Where did brownies come from?  

 

These delicious not-really-a-cookie…not-really-a-cake brownies were actually created in the United States in the late 19th century.   Some are even made without chocolate… but WHY?  That’s like decaf coffee?!?!?  Actually Blondies, the chocolate-free sister to the brownie, is actually very popular too.

 

Brownies were created in the United States at the end of the 19th century.  A cross between a cookie and cake, they soon became very popular across the country. Most believe the brownie originated in Chicago, when ladies attending an outdoor event wanted a portable lunch item.  A chef at Chicagos’ Palmer House Hotel created the first brownie for the ladies, which featured an apricot glaze and walnuts.  The Palmer House Hotel still serves their original brownie recipe on their menu!  Cookbooks began to feature brownies for the lay-person in the early 1900’s, and the rest is history!

 

Come on – is there a more perfect dessert than the brownie?

 

And the bittersweetness tastes fantastic after a savory, spicy meal from Ori’Zaba’s!

 

All day December 8th, get to your closest Ori’Zaba’s and get a free brownie. While supplies last.  No seriously, we might run out!  Come early.

 

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