On September 13, International Chocolate Day is celebrated and chocolate is said to help us think. We already have an excuse!
I always thought that the International Chocolate Day was in July. Apparently, it was stated that 7th July 2017 marked 467 years since chocolate was introduced to Europe. But I recently learnt about the U.S. National Chocolat Day. It seems like the U.S. National Confectioners Association has stated that September 13 is the official date for chocolate in the United States. Wow! What a sweet discovery!
The day occurs on the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company in Pennsylvania, in year 1857. So that is how we have ended up with two days to celebrate chocolate! And don´t let us forget St. Valentine´s Day in February, when tons of chocolate are sold and bought all over the world.
So coming up soon is September 13th. Why not celebrate it baking a chocolate brownie?
- 250g of butter
- ½ cup of cocoa
- 1 and ½ cups of white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of flower
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180 º C.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and then mix in the cocoa.
- Remove from the heat and add the white sugar. Stir.
- Add the eggs and mix well.
- Add the vanilla essence.
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix.
- Finally, pour it all into a tin container, previously lined with baking paper.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.The brownie will be ready when you touch it lightly, and it springs back. Remember the brownie must cool down before you can eat it. You can serve it with some whipped cream.
Happy Chocolate Day!