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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Best Blondies in the World

Blondies > Brownies??
Yes. THE BEST. And probably the easiest. What are blondies you ask? Brownies, but blondies. See? Instead of being made with cocoa powder and chocolate, they're made with brown sugar and other bits of delicious. These are really just the bestest. Don't get me wrong, they taste like pure heavenly sugar - but as long as you consume them in small(ish) quantities you'll be OK. Or diabetic. Whatevvvvver.

It's true Blondies have more fun.

These are in fact SO good that as you can see I couldn't wait for them to cool before I started eating them. (Also - you can see that I forgot to grease the bottom of my spring form pan which I use for a variety of unintended purposes such as making blondies).

These babies had about 10 minutes of hands on time (NOT EVEN) and 25 minutes of baking time (which you might want to adjust if you're baking them in a proper pan.. it should take a bit less time).

Easy, delightful dessert or simple, sinful snack. 

1/2 cup melted buttttah
1 cup of packed brown sugar (the browner, the better)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of flour
a pinch of salt
1/8 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
EXTRAS. This is the fun part. Here's the secret: YOU CAN ADD WHATEVER YOU WANT. It's alllll delicious. However, 1/4 cup of walnuts + 1/4 cup of butterscotch chocolate chips come HIGHLY recommended. The walnuts especially. I would never make these without walnuts. I also had a bunch of melted fondue chocolate left over which I swirled through my batter. 

other things you'll need:
a pan or dish to bake your blondies in - greased and floured
a mixin' bowl and a mixin' spoon

Nibbled away by a certain dusty roofer.
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease your baking dish if you haven't already. 
  2. Combine your butter and sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in your egg and beat thoroughly. Add vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl stir together your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  4. Add dry mixture to your eggs-sugar-vanilla mixture. Stir. Add in extras (!!) and stir until combined. 
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Check after 20 and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean (and ensure you're not sticking a toothpick into any butterscotch chips which look deceivingly like uncooked blondie). 
  6. EAT.

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