While I love (real) cookbooks, there is something to be said about hundreds (or even thousands) of (e)cookbooks in a handy-dandy Kindle! Which is where I have my copy of Hand Made Baking…
Considering I have loads of cookbooks, it is not surprising that I have not baked from each and every one of them. (It would be surprising if I had…) But once in a while, I come across something I find interesting… very interesting…
i just have to make it… so…
Even if my age will show, I will admit that as a child, I went through the whole series of Nancy Drew (they were in that famous yellow-colored hard-bound books) and the blondies ARE pretty popular!
As usual, I made some minor adjustments – like I reduced the sugar ever so slightly, then I used 2 kinds of chocolate chips but skipped the white chips, using instead butterscotch chips. And since walnuts are way too expensive here, I used the local cashews… and for this batch, doubled the recipe.
170 grams butter
350 grams muscovado sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large cold eggs
2 cups flour
3/4 cup each bittersweet and dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup broken-up cashews
Preheat the oven to 350*F. Line an 10×12-in baking pan with greaseproof paper, leave an overhang on all sides.
Melt the butter over low heat; remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour, chips and nuts all at once. Stir until just combined. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake about 35 to 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Cool completely in the pan before cutting into serving pieces.