Sunday, September 20, 2009

In honor and celebration: Blondies!!!!

In honor of my favorite blogger Pioneer Woman, and in celebration of my new cookbook:

I decided to do my very own step by step (oooh baby...) recipe blog. Today's featured recipe?


First, we need to sift together dry ingredients.

Start with 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.

Then a teaspoon of Baking Powder.

1/2 teaspoon of salt if you please. (not really its a required ingredient)

Then sift it alllllll together.

In a separate bowl, grab a stick o' unsalted butter. And YES, you do have to use unsalted. Remember that salt we added earlier? That's why. Besides, you alllllways use unsalted butter for baking.

Now, melt the heck out of that butter. Then let it cool.

Now is time for the sugar. Light brown sugar. 1 1/2 cups, tightly packed. Stat!

Whisk to incorporate.

It will look like this when you are done.

Time for the huevos! 2 large huevos please!

And now, 4 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract. Yep, not a typo. 4 whole teaspoons.

Then you do the hokey pokey and whisk it all about....

Remember those dry ingredients we sifted? Now it's their time to shine!

Dump it in and mix thoroughly.

Looks all nice and purdy like this:

Time for the good stuff. Now I know semi-sweet morsels are not traditional here. I know that butterscotch morsels are what I am supposed to use. But hey, don't start the argument with me...see that cookbook up at the top? They allege, that people like the semi-sweet morsels I will trust and obey.

1/2 cup of semi-sweet...or more if you are a choco-holic like me.

 1/2 cup of white chocolate

(then stir them in) I missed a picture for this step...oops! But, I think you can handle it.

Now we prepare our pan. Make what they call a tinfoil sling for your 13x9 pan. This helps you lift them out when they are ready to cut so you can have those pretty bake sale squares.
Then, grease the pan. You can use butter or Crisco...but I live by Pam for Baking. Works every time!

Now pour the batter into your prepared pan.

Smooth it all around.

Bake for 20-24 minutes in a 350° oven, or until a toothpick comes out dry with a few moist crumbs.

Ooooh look how pretty! Now is the hard part. Gotta let them babies cool.

Once they are cool, use the foil to lift them from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut in to big yummy ooey gooey squares.

Prepare your glass of ice cold 2% and enjoy!


Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!

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