Matt and I were flipping through the tv one night- and there was this dude on there baking cakes and other pretty yummy looking cakes and desserts. It was on pbs and that was about all I knew, but I knew I needed the recipe for these things he was making. Matt went to the internet and figured it out. It was called Everyday Baking, Matt found a recipe for Blondies and requested I make them. So last Friday before I went to meet my mom, I threw them together. Making them was easy, but I wish I knew how my oven would handle because the sides were a little dark and hard. My oven is gas now - I am used to electric. I guess I should have watched them a little better. The recipe said 40-45 mins so I put them in for 40 and figured I'd be ok...I think they would have been perfect at 35.
1 stick butter melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out)
Preheat oven to 350
line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper leaving an over hang on 2 sides. Spray paper and pan with Pam (or butter it)
In a large bowl- whisk butter and sugar until smooth, then whisk in egg and vanilla.
butter , sugar, egg and vanilla
Add flour and salt and mix until moistened.
Fold in chocolate chips saving a little for the top (Walnuts too if using them)
Put in pan and sprinkle with a little more chocolate chips.
sprinkled with choc chips and ready to cook
Bake until golden brown 40-45 mins (or 35 depending - just watch them)
Set pan on wire rack to cool. When cook remove with parchment paper and cut into 16 squares.
These were good - I wish we could have had more than 4 or 5. I will be making them again. Maybe I can find the recipe for the topping they use on the blondies at Applebees and I can have my old roommate Carol, and her NJ friends over. That's what blondies remind me of. Applebees with Carol and Zanzibar Scuf. (Sigh I miss college) They were very easy to make. Plus I love my kitchen so I want to spend more time it in. :-D