I was mindlessly cruising the Web, something I do all too frequently, when I stumbled on a website that amazingly is a food timeline. I must say that someone — a food historian –has a lot of time on their hands but in all honesty — this site is fascinating.
As with any and all topics, there is no one answer defining how brownies originated. There are several theories but not all food historians will agree. And several recipes, all quite different.
I guess the moral of the story is that we agree to disagree.
Now which came first? Apple butter? Or lemon meringue pie?