I had never tried a blondie up to this point in my life. To me they just looked like sad, pale sister of the brownie. But I decided to give them a try and I have to say, my view has changed hugely on these delicious little squares! I swirled mine through with my mum’s home-made butterscotch and a winter spiced nut butter I had made just before but you sass them up however you feel – I’m sure these would even be equally delish plain!
- 1 cup of butter, melted
- 2 cups of light brown sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups of flour
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- In a large bowl, mix together your melted butter and sugar (don’t use an electric beater in this recipe – you don’t want to incorporate too much air otherwise they’ll lose their signature moistness).
- To the butter and sugar add the eggs and 3 generous teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix to combine.
- Sift your flour, pinch of salt and baking powder into the wet ingredients and combine.
- To this mixture you can add whatever floats ya’ boat!
- Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes until golden.
*Some solid flavor combinations could be: Raspberry and white chocolate, butterscotch and nut butter (my choice) or even just as simple as a good sprinkle of cinnamon!
My Winter Spiced Nut Butter Recipe:
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup macadamias
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp mixed spice (clove, nutmeg)
- A pinch of salt
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Coat your nuts in a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with the spices ( “massage” them with your hands to evenly coat them all with the oil and spices).
- Place them onto a shallow, wide baking tray and roast until just toasted!
- Pop your toasted nuts into a blender and blend on high speed until they release their oils and become more liquid and smooth.
- Add a good pinch of salt and honey to taste!