Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

I have missed blogging...

I missed picking out things to make, cooking , photographing and posting it.  I have been overwhelmed by certain events for the past six months and this site was one of the casualties.

I have already made two batches of this blondie recipe to ease myself into baking mode again. I  made this other recipe  awhile back but this one is just as good. It is a straightforward recipe that is especially handy when one needs to make something sweet that comes together in the time it takes to heat the oven , with the help of a Kitchen Aid stand mixer of course- can't beat that :))

Blondies with Chocolate Chips & Walnuts -  adapted from Martha Stewart
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  I have used Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate chips.

2 sticks ( half pound) of unsalted butter 
1cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
 2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour 
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp instant espresso or coffee powder

 Line 9 by 13 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. 

 Cream butter , both sugars and salt until pale and smooth. Add in eggs ,vanilla extract and mix until combined. Fold in flour, a cup each of  semisweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.  

Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth surface. Sprinkle half a cup each of chopped walnuts and semisweet chocolate chips on top. Bake for 30 minutes until top is golden ( insert centre with tooth pick ,it is done if toothpick comes out clean). Cool on a rack and cut into pieces.


Poornima Nair said...

The blondies look fabulous!!

Nesrine said...

hi , looks perfect , but u forgot to mention how many cups of flour!!

this single spark said...

let me be the first to say welcome back!

have missed drooling over your blog these many months and your first post back is definitely drool-worthy!

Maya said...

Oopps - thanks to everyone for pointing out that I missed out the amount of flour. Corrections have been made ( and this recipe does not require baking soda or baking powder).

Poornima - Thank you!

Nesrine - thanks for keeping me on my toes :)

This single spark - Thanks!!