Around Christmas, I always find myself in the kitchen baking as much as I possibly can. It’s so much fun to gift your little brownies, blondies and cookies to all of your friends (and more baking = better baking). This week… I found myself making blondies: perhaps god’s greatest gift to man. Luckily it was beyond easy to make and I highly recommend them as gifts.
- 1 cup of walnuts/pecans
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 oz white chocolate chips/chopped up white chocolate (or mix of all of the chocolates)
- Preheat your oven to 350F/175C and take a baking tray: place a sheet and collect the nuts you plan to use (pecans or walnuts). Spread these delicious bits of joy all over the sheet and bake until they are deep golden brown (i.e. 10-15 min) – when they are done: move the nuts to a cutting board, cool and chop coarsely for later.
- Now it’s time to prep your baking container for the blondies. line a 13/9 inch pan with foil or just use a LOT of butter (because more lard = better taste)
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt together
- In another bowl (or using the same one due to laziness) mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula and mix things as organically as you can.
- Don’t overmix it though!
- Fold in the chocolate and nuts as you may and turn the batter in the pan (smoothing the top if you must)
- Bake until golden brown and cracks between to appear (22-25 minutes)
- Cool it… or don’t
- Serve in as big a piece as you want because you are an adult and you can do what you want. Even warmed with whipped cream is absolutely delectable
Blondies are delicious and… and… they are so incredibly yummy that I wanted to eat every single piece of the bakery. Maybe next time I will!