Based on memories of special afternoon when we came home to grandma baking in the kitchen, Demeter’s Brownie is rich, deep and of course, chocolaty. These days, however, the most important part of the experience is that Demeter Brownie has NO CALORIES.
The name Brownie comes from the deep brown color of the cookie. The first known published recipe for "brownies" appeared in the Sears, Roebuck Catalogue in 1897. It was created when a careless cook failed to add baking powder to a chocolate-cake batter (the dense, fudgy squares had been made for some time by women who received the recipe by word of mouth).
by David Leavitt
Childhood smells of perfume and brownies