Monday, 23 April 2012

Blondies vs Brownies

Everybody loves brownies.  When I ask friends and family what they'd like me to bake for a teatime treat, the reply is almost always 'BROWNIES'.  I like them too but there are so many lovely things to bake why restrict yourself to one type of brownie?  I was thumbing through my big binder where most of my favourite recipes are kept and I found a long forgotten favourite, Blondies.


As with most of my recipes, you will probably already have the ingredients in your store cupboard:

1/4 cup butter or margarine - room temperature
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 chopped pecans (optional)


Cream together the margarine/butter, brown sugar, and egg. Stir in the salt, pecans, and vanilla.  Sift the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and stir until all the flour has been incorporated. 


Pour batter into a buttered 8 inch square pan (baking paper lining is optional) and spread evenly to the edges of the pan.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F/180 degrees C for about 25- 30 minutes, more or less depending on your gooablity rating.

Here comes the hard part, try to let the Blondies cool before cutting into squares to serve.  But we both know the best you can hope for is that you resist until the Blondies are still warm because there isn't anything much nicer than a warm blond brownie!

4 comments:

  1. I will definitely have to try this recipe! I love blondies and even prefer them to brownies. The four of us like to eat this:

    http://www.recipesecrets.net/blog/recipes/copycat-applebees-walnut-blondie-with-maple-butter-sauce/

    It is delish and I refuse to think about the calorie and fat intake while indulging, thank you very much.

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    1. Thanks for the link to the recipe. I am making a note of that maple syrup sauce. I bet I could eat that on it's own with a spoon. Yum!

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  2. Hello Debi,

    I thoroughly enjoy following your Blog. It gives us an insight into the everyday life you and Andy share.

    I am going to bake your Blondies tomorrow to take to a meeting. The other participants are four men and I plan to sway them to my way of thinking with Blondies. HA!

    Your anniversary photo was beautiful. Many happy returns.

    If you had an underlying hope that your Blog would encourage your brother's family to visit Jolly Olde, IT'S WORKING. Kevin says as Jessica grows, she reminds him more and more of you. Won't it be interesting to observe her and see how he remembers you?

    Love to you and Andy from a faithful Blog follower,
    Marion

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    1. Thanks for following our little blog. It's a bit of fun and I get to do lots of interesting things for 'research' purposes. ; )

      I hope the Blondies are a success for you. Did you see the link to the recipe Jena sent in her comment? There is a yummy maple butter sauce recipe that goes on Blondies. Looks very tempting....

      Thanks again for the kind comments. You've made my day!

      Love,
      Deb

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