Sunday, 7 October 2012

Brilliant Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Looking back on the last week I have realised there has been a real lack of sweet treats! Last night we went to see Molly's folks and I needed to whip up something quick and easy given my 'one handed' status. As you may know I am a white chocolate addict, I absolutely love white chocolate  Mind you it's not an exclusive relationship, I am quite partial to dark and milk chocolate too! I often make regular brownies and I am a big fan of brownies, of all shapes, recipes and sizes! But I thought I'd give white chocolate brownies or 'blondies' a go for a change. Traditional blondie recipes include either pecan or macadamia nuts, but given that I am highly allergic to nuts I needed to come up with an alternative. So instead I included milk chocolate chips, that said if your feeling nutty just swap in the same quantity of chocolate to nuts!

Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Bars                                                              Frosting                                  
150g white chocolate                                    30g butter
125g butter                                                   100g brown sugar
150g light brown sugar                                 30ml milk
2 eggs                                                           250g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
pinch of salt
100g chopped milk chocolate

Method:
For the bars:
1. Melt the butter and white chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a pot of boiling water.
2. Once melted and smooth in appearance, stir in the sugar. 
3. Next add the egg, stirring in promptly.
4. Finally add the flour, salt and chocolate chips and mix well until the ingredients are well 
    combined. If you wish to use a colour as I did in the pictures do it at this point.
5. Place in a 30 x 25cm tin lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 30-35 minutes at 
   170C or until golden brown. On this occasion I used individual silicone flower moulds 
   and adjusted the time to 25 minutes as the Blondies were smaller.




For the frosting:
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. 
2. Once melted stir in the sugar and milk and bring to the boil. 
3. Then remove from heat and allow to cool down slightly and sift in icing sugar.
4. Add any desired colouring at this point, then place in a piping bag and add a design of 
    your choice!



E-D's Notes

  • As you can see I decided to get a little creative with colour and shape when making these 'Blondies'. If you don't have a piping bag...treat yourself to one! There really is so much you can do with one in terms of adding that little extra something to make your delicious treat look even more delightful!
  • I picked up the really cool flower silicone mould in Decobake, Dublin. It is made by Wilton and is actually designed for cake pops but can be used for any baked treat.

3 comments:

  1. I've made these before...actually prefer them to brownies! Love your flower shape and design though-really makes them stand out! Such a good idea :) x

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  2. Blondies all the way! I have some Halloween moulds I'm looking forward to trying out in a few weeks too! It just makes them look a little more interesting!xx

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  3. im doing kris kindle in my class but it has to be make or bake ............
    im going to bake these blondies and do some packaging off of the artsy fartsy page :)
    thanks 4 the ideas ... they're perfect !

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