This might be my last post for a few weeks.. summer is actually here and I am officially on holiday, although I will be home, entertaining a lot in the next few weeks… I’m hoping to pop back with a quick short recipe, but in case I don’t, I will see you in September with a lot more fun news!!!! Here’s something sweet from me to you!! xxx
Good morning ! Now this is a sunny start to a rainy day.. blondies!
These are the little sisters to the classic brownie… the difference is that there’s no cocoa in the mix, the gloss comes from heating the brown sugar and butter together to create something so honey-like and rich.. then you add in the chocolate pieces to create that swirl effect and drop in chocolate chips at the very end!
And they couldn’t be simpler really.. you don’t even need a whisk.. just a wooden spoon and a few minutes of your time… it’s the perfect short cut treat while the kids are home during the summer holidays!!
They’re gooey, they’re chewy, they’re just too easy to make… it’s a dream! So what’s stopping you 😉
- 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (200g) brown sugar
- 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup assorted chocolate bars, chopped (I used Hersheys and Milky bar… you could also use Lindt dark chocolate for a more grown up blondie !)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 170 C degrees. Line an 8-inch baking tin with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished blondies out. (Or spray generously with nonstick spray.)
- Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl,over a pot of simmering water, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla together until combined. This will create the glossy top finish to the blondies. Remove from the heat once the butter is totally melted and everything’s combined. Add egg and whisk well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir together until *just* combined. Fold in the chopped up chocolate. The batter will be very thick. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
- These are just like brownies in that they should be slightly underdone when you take them out of the oven, to get that fudgy effect!