Monday, August 17, 2009

Blondes have more fun

Hello everyone out there! I'm sorry for my unannounced brief blog hiatus. My life has been taken over by the move, visiting family, work, and wedding stuff, which I promise not to bore you with.

I just got back from a trip to visit my grandmother in Pennsylvania with my sister and my nephew. We had a great time not doing a whole lot. We basically sat around, ate my grandmother's cooking, and watched cartoons for five days straight. I did spend one day writing down a bunch of my grandmother's old recipes, which I'm going to be sharing over the coming weeks. Many of which will highlight the disgustingly, delicious, down-home cooking that you find in Western Pennsylvania (anyone ever heard of Twinkie Cake?)

Anyways, hopefully this super delicious recipe for blondies from Garrett McCord at Simply Recipes will make up for my absence. These came out so freakin good, super chewy and delicious!

Blondies (by Garrett McCord from Simply Recipes)
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips (this was not enough for me. I used about 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips instead)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly butter and flour an 8X8 pan. (I just did a quick spray with cooking spray)
  3. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together.
  6. Add the butterscotch chips or other mix-ins.
  7. Pour into the pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (mine took about 30 minutes)
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Cut into squares and serve.

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