Thursday, December 4, 2008

blondies


I made a batch of blondies yesterday to bring to a house party that a friend was hosting for me (along with a batch of the toffee blondies). I got the recipe from Smitten Kitchen, my favorite blog. They are super easy to make and can be tailored to many different tastes. I put in about 3/4 of a cup of dark chocolate chips.

Really, it does not get any easier that this.

Blondies
How to Cook Everything

8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Butter an 8×8 pan

Mix melted butter with brown sugar - beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.

Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in any additions (below).

Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.
Cool on rack before cutting them.

Further additions, use one or a combination of:
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, toasting them first for even better flavor
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup mashed bananas
2 tablespoons of espresso powder with the vanilla
Stir 1/2 cup dried fruit, especially dried cherries, into the prepared batter

11 comments:

Emmy Lou said...

gah! not fair - I am already extra hungry today, with no good leftovers for lunch, oh you temptress!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

They look delicious-and the recipe seems simple enough! (I'm better at cooking than baking)Thanks for sharing.

Parallax Photo said...

Looks like a great recipe -- I love ones that you can adapt easily to whatever's in the cabinet

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Oh man! I like blondies way more than chocolate brownies...I might have to try this today. Thanks! :)

Sarah said...

I must make these, they look delcious. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Great picture and they look delicious!!

Fighter of the Night Man said...

oh man those look soooo good! I'll definitely try the recipe. Thanks!

threemoonbabies said...

Yummy! I love blondies!

kim* said...

yum-----

Jen said...

Those look tasty! Thanks for sharing!!!
-10oneworld

Fighter of the Night Man said...

I'm back for more! I linked to your blog after I baked your blondies! Thanks!

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