I really love brownies, but I’m equally enthralled with a good blondie too. I have a regular one that I make of Sue Lawrence’s (from Sue Lawrence On Baking) and Tamasin’s date and walnut blondies (from Tamasin’s Kitchen Classics) also draw oohs and ahhs. Being the type of cook I am (and I’m not sure exactly what that is) I like to try new recipes for things that I like, even if I like other recipes for the same thing enough to make them again, but this is how I came to this recipe. Dorie Greenspan’s Chewy Chunky Blondies from Baking From My Home To Yours. They are absolutely jam packed with bits and pieces and every bite gives fabulous flavour.
I knew when I received this book that I wanted to try this recipe, but it has butterscotch chips in it, and until recently they were quite hard to come by here. That was until my friend Anna said that she was buying American goodies via ebay. I had never thought to look there, but the result is that I now have in my possession some lovely baking chips – so thank you Anna for the great tip!
So with my semisweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips plus walnuts and coconut I made these fabulous blondies. They are sweet, and full of good things. I did a bit of random feeding towards Hubby’s work colleagues because I’m on the ‘podge patrol’ (slimming) at the moment and I could have eaten far too many of these. These were so good, for me the butterscotch flavour from the chips and brown sugar came through supreme, but I love toffee so that’s fine by me. They are something to make as one of a spread of biscuits and cakes or just by themselves as the stunner on the cake stand.
Off on holiday now, but see you when I get back and look forward to catching up!