Vanilla brownies often have chopped nuts added to them.
Vanilla brownies are a sweet dessert dish. These are usually brownies made with white chocolate rather than brown chocolates such as dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Vanilla flavored brownies that also contain chocolate are also called vanilla brownies. Including a little vanilla flavoring in chocolate brownies has a moderating effect, making the chocolate softer and smoother. Like chocolate brownies, vanilla brownies are often baked in a shallow pan and sliced into rectangular portions.
White vanilla brownies are often made with white chocolate or vanilla chips rather than chocolate chips. They are sometimes called blond or light brownies. Except for the omission of cocoa-based chocolate, vanilla brownies recipes are generally the same as chocolate brownies. Common ingredients in brownies include flour, sugar and eggs. Sometimes vanilla brownies are also served with walnuts.
Brownies are popular party foods because they are easy to make and store. Vanilla brownies are especially appealing to people who don’t like or have an allergy to cocoa as it allows them to enjoy the experience of brownie texture without the chocolate. Since the recipe is the same as making chocolate brownies without the chocolate, it’s easy to make a big batch of brownie base and create both chocolate and vanilla brownies at the same time. Sometimes the two are mixed or shaken to create a special flavor blend.
Nuts are commonly added to vanilla and chocolate brownies. Many types of nuts are used in brownies. Common nuts used in vanilla brownies include macadamia nuts, walnuts, and cashews. The nuts in brownies are usually chopped and sprinkled on top before baking, but they can be mixed in or added whole.
Sometimes vanilla or white chocolate brownie pieces can be used as ingredients in a modified trifle. A trifle is a dessert made of several layers of fruit, whipped cream, cream and cake that is soaked in a dessert liqueur such as brandy. While a traditional trifle is made with sponge cake, a variation of the trifle includes vanilla brownies, which makes the modified brownie-based trifle a little heavier than its traditional cousin.
Brownie trays can be divided into a variety of serving shapes. While homemade brownies are usually served in rectangular portions, store-bought brownies come in a wide variety of sizes. A popular brownie size, the bite-sized brownie, allows diners to have bite-sized tastes of brownies instead of committing to an entire serving. These smaller brownies often come in plastic buckets to serve as snacks at meetings.