Saturday, 19 February 2011

Weekend Baking: White Chocolate Blondies with Raspberry Almonds


I have to state, for the record, that I am a brownie person through and through. 

Truth be told, I'm all for just about anything that has cocoa and/or melted chocolate in it.

And it's because of this tendency that I've more or less ignored the blondie all these years. 

They're unassuming and quite plain but therein lies their genius because blondies allow all manner of mix-in to shine in a way that (I think anyway) brownies can't. 


White chocolate can be a bit too sweet all by itself so I threw in some nice tart raspberries to balance it out and some toasted almonds for a little crunch factor. 

Happy Weekend, everybody!



WHITE CHOCOLATE BLONDIES WITH RASPBERRY AND ALMONDS
adapted from the Baker's white chocolate blondie recipe

6 oz. white chocolate
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla*
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup toasted almond flakes
1/2 cup frozen raspberries**

Line an 8 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. Preheat your oven to 325F.

Carefully melt the white chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a water bath. Remove the bowl from the heat then whisk in sugar, vanilla and eggs. Gently fold in the flour then the almond flakes. Pour the blondie batter into the your baking pan and spread it out evenly. Scatter the frozen raspberries over the batter and gently press each one down a little, making sure that they don't touch the base of the pan (burnt berries are blech).

Bake the blondies until they're golden on top and your cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

*If you like, you can substitute with almond essence. 
**Instead of the frozen berries, you can dot the top of your unbaked blondie batter with raspberry jam (or just about any other flavour you want) then run a toothpick through it to get that swirly design, before baking.











4 comments:

  1. yummmmyyyyyy... im gonna try...but sadly dont get raspberries here neh ne :(

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  2. It's okay, you can mix in anything else you like, more almonds, chocolate chips, you can just leave plain and eat it with ice cream : )

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  3. ok.. i tried it,.. got strawberries, so substituted it, came out good i think... it was yum.. i gobbled up most of it :) i think i used less almonds.. next time more!! and i forgot to get ice cream :( ... gonna make a another batch !

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  4. Yay! Zahee, you're my first official recipe tester! This is so exciting for me, you have no idea : P

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