White Chocolate Blondies

Recently I’ve seen lots of recipes across the blogging world for blondies. I must admit, prior to seeing these posts, I had never heard of a blondie! From what I can tell, a blondie simply is a brownie but without the chocolate. It really makes sense when you think about it! Anyway these were really yummy and a nice change to your usual chocolate brownie. However, the only thing that disappointed me was that the white chocolate sank to the bottom of the brownie so I didn’t get the perfect brownie with the chocolate evenly dispersed as I had imagine. Nevertheless, from my research, a tip is to supposedly dust the chocolate in flour before you add it to the cake batter. Perhaps keep that in mind!

INGREDIENT
225g Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
225g Butter, melted
150g Plain Flour, sifted
200g White Chocolate, chopped

METHOD 

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Grease and line, ideally a 20cm baking tin.

2. Beat together the sugar and eggs until pale.

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3. Melt the butter and gradually add to the sugar and eggs a little at a time.

4. Sift in the flour and fold with a metal spoon.

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(Don’t panic if your mixture looks like this! Keep going!)

5. Chop up the chocolate and carefully fold into the batter.

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6. Pour into the tin making sure the chocolate is evenly distributed. (I saved a little chocolate back to add on top once the batter was in the tin) Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

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7. Leave to cool in the tin before removing. Cut into squares and dust with a little icing sugar.

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Enjoy!

– Charlotte x

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Chocolate Brownies

Whilst I know many new years resolutions will include eating healthy and to do a little more exercise here and there (I am included in this!), I have already broke this solution on several occasions, so I thought why not treat myself and tuck in to a good ole chocolate brownie!

chocolate brownies

INGREDIENTS
185g unsalted butter
185g best dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 large eggs
275g golden caster sugar
50g milk chocolate
dusting of icing sugar

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/160C. Grease and line a shallow 20cm square tin with baking paper. (My tin was rectangular 11×7 as that was all I had!)

2. Melt the unsalted butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Occasionally mix. Once melted leave to cool slightly.

3. Sift the plain flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.

4.  In a separate bowl beat together the  eggs and golden caster sugar.

5. Pour the melted butter and chocolate into the egg and sugar mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients of flour and cocoa.

6. Break the milk chocolate and add into the mix. Give a final stir together, the mixture should be fairly thick  and dark.

7. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes. The brownies should be a little gooey when they come out the oven so try not to overcook. You should look out for the brownie coming away from the sides of the tin.

8.. Leave to cool before dusting with a little icing sugar and cutting into squares.

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Enjoy!

– Charlotte x

| Original Recipe BBC Best Brownies Ever |

| Previous Recipe Homemade Hot Chocolate |