Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blondies: National Blondie Brownie Day

Yesterday was Blond Brownie Day. That's a misnomer. Blondies are not brownies!  They get their flavor from brown sugar and not cocoa or chocolate, and they're wonderful for exactly what they are.

Over the years, I've added macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips or a mix of different ones to the following recipe. The variety of additions is huge..but the basic batter is a delicious brown sugar concoction.

Blondies are simple to make, and I highly recommend them. I use dark brown sugar because I think it has more taste. Like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients makes a difference in your final product.

1/2 cup sweet butter, melted
1 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of chocolate chips or any other addition (walnuts, macadamia nuts, butterscotch chips, etc.. you can pack more in, but the consistency will be different...but more goey and delicious)

Preheat oven to 350F
1. Butter and lightly flour an 8×8 pan.
2. Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth.
3. Beat in egg and vanilla and whisk.
4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix together. Stir in chips and/or nuts -or whatever you're using this time around :-)
5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 20-25 minutes (350), or until toothpick comes out clean. Don't overcook.
6. Cool on rack. Cut into squares or bars.


Dana said...

Blondies - my favorite. Thanks for a new recipe to try. For my wedding I actually made Blondies rather than serve cake. My good.
Happy (late) Blondie Day Janet

Janet Rudolph said...

Now that's really cool,Dana