White Chocolate BlondiesJune 13th, 2012
What’s up, muffins? This week I’m continuing my series (apparently it’s going to be that, now) of trying recipes from the cool people over at allrecipes.com. I remembered hearing about blondies a while ago (they’re basically just brownies that aren’t brown, same basic preparation), and they sounded like a pretty delicious idea, and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this recipe, which adds white chocolate into the mix! Always a good addition, in my opinion. Let’s get to it!
8 ounces of white chocolate, chopped (the Ghiradeli bars work well for this, they break apart easily)
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of butter, softened (melted in the microwave, basically, but we’ll get to that)
1 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour, it works just as well!)
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of white sugar (not powdered)
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips (I used white chocolate chips, it seemed to make more sense)
OK! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then put the chopped/broken/smaller pieces of white chocolate and the butter into a small microwavable bowl, and toss them in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
The original recipe suggested a method involving simmering water and a double boiler, but that sounded a little complicated for our purposes. This works too! Now that the butter is mostly melted and the chocolate is a lot softer (like the first picture below), it’ll be easier to mix them up, so stir them together until the result is nice and smooth (like the other picture below!), then set it to the side. We’ll use it again soon!
Now get a big ol’ mixing bowl. Toss in the two eggs, and mix them up until they’re foamy (like when you prep them for scrambled eggs).
Then add in the sugar and vanilla, and mix it up again.
Now drizzle in (or pour in all at once) the white chocolate/butter mixture, and mix it up yet again! If your batter is looking like the pictures as you go, you’re doing just fine! (obvious, but positive reinforcement is important)
Now add the flour and salt! And KEEP MIXING.
Now you can FINALLY add whichever chocolate chips you chose, mix it up a little more so they’re evenly distributed throughout the batter, and at last it’s ready to go in the pan!
As always, make sure your pan is greased! Spread out the batter evenly, then toss it in the oven for about 25 minutes!
As with most baked goods, just stick a knife or toothpick into the batter when it’s getting close to that end time, and if it comes out clean, they’re ready to cool! I know they look delicious, but give them time to settle! We can’t have you ruining the delicious tasting experience with a burned mouth.
Alright, has it been 5 or 10 minutes? Good! Now you can eat them! Remember to share them with your friends! And your family, and your co-workers, and whoever you can find, really. They’re addictive, so find a way to pass a bunch of them off on other people so you don’t end up eating the whole batch! Or, you know, hoard it all for yourself if you want, who am I to tell you what to do? You made them, after all, reap the rewards of your labor however you want!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this week’s bit of tastiness! Thanks again to allrecipes.com for the original recipe, and thanks to all of you sending feedback to us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Reddit! Keep it coming! Keep telling your friends to check us out! And keep coming back, we’ll have some more deliciousness for you next week! See you then!