Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blonde is a good thing

My favorite brand of butter was bought by another company and changed! Horror! I did try another brand today and was pleased with the results. I really had tried and tested so many brands of butter and found which ones worked for what and now I have to start that all over again. There goes 23 years down the drain....but on a good note...a whole bunch of baking and sweet making commences to test and try out brands of butter! My kids will be thrilled. :)
I made some blond brownies today that turned out exceptionally well. I would even dare say this is my favorite blondie recipe thus far. I used butterscotch chips rather than the chocolate ones the recipe calls for.


1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.
Melt 1/3 cup butter. Add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and mix well. If shortening is used, add 1 tablespoon hot water. Cool slightly.
Add egg (beaten) and vanilla. Blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
Spread in 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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