I heart brownies but lately I’ve had this obsession with blondies. Rich, gooey but not overbearingly sweet, this is my go to for a baked treat in a pinch. And this recipe is so ridiculously easy I can bake them blindfolded! The brown sugar in these babies makes them out of this world and normally I have issues with nuts in baked goods but the crunch of the walnuts is ridiculously addictive.
A pile o happiness! My fave recipe is from Simply Recipes but I doubled the recipe and tinkered with some of the quantities for the dates and walnuts because I can never help myself when I bake 😛
225g salted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups tightly packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cup plain flour
2/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup dates
Preheat oven to 170C and line a brownie pan with parchment paper, making sure the paper overhangs from the tray for easy blondie removal. And any accidental spillage.
1. Cut up the dates and walnuts into small pieces.
2. Beat together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
3. Beat in the egg one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
4. Add the vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, baking powder, dates and walnuts and mix until just combined.
Pour mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Mmm crackly top and chewy innards! I’m defs an edge person. Are you?