Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hey, Blondie!

Blonde brownies... Ahh, how those words complete me. They're part chocolate chip cookie, part brownie. And total perfection.

I've had many blondies in my day. Some good, some not so good. But this was the first time I'd ever made them with my own two hands, and I can guarantee, it won't be the last. Wanna see???

Mixing the flour in by hand.

I could just stop here and eat all this dough by myself. (Who's with me??)

Spread it into your pan. We're almost there!

There it is! Blondie heaven!

And then I stepped it up one more notch with some delicious gelato...

Did you say "gelato?" Yes, I did, and yes, it's toootally worth it. Talenti Gelato is all I buy now. You'll soon be like, "ice cream who??!" In my experience, gelato and sorbet aren't as heavy on the stomach as your traditional ice cream (great for summer treats). And the best part - the flavor!

Wanna make some for yourself? I know you're as tempted as I was...

What You'll Need
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 bag (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
Optional - 1 cup chopped pecans

What You'll Do
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF, and lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch pan.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. In a mixer on low speed, combine butter and sugar until just blended.
4. Add eggs to sugar mixture, on at a time, mixing between each egg. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and pecans. Then turn off the mixer.
5. (I do this part by hand, but you can continue with the mixer if you wish.) Add flour a little at a time until well combined.
6. Spread batter evenly into pan, and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Insert a toothpick in the center to see if it is done. Cut and enjoy!

Don't want chocolate chips? You could sub chips with M&Ms, Hershey's Kissables (that'd be really cute), maybe some peanut butter and chocolate chips. Lots of options! Please let me know how yours turns out if you make any. Or, if you have another yummy treat you've baked up recently, I'd love it if you'd share the recipe.

Original recipe came from Bakerella.


Jen said...

These look great! I can't wait to try them!

21st Century Housewife© said...

Oh, these look lovely! They are making my mouth water!!


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