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Sophie Cook

Blondies. Are they nice?

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Hello,

 

I've just come across a recipe for blondies and I'm intrigued, never seen this before. Are they nice? Or too sickly?

 

I think I may make these this evening.

 

Thanks,

Sophie


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They are nice!

 

Here's my recipe - 

 

Butterscotch Squares
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup pecans
Melt butter, add sugar and rest of ingredients. 8X8 inch pan. 325 (140 centigrade) for 15 minutes then leave in turned off oven for 20 minute
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Are you referring to the bar cookies that are like brownies in shape and texture, but not predominantly chocolate? (American and British terms sometimes differ.) If so, a lot of people over here think they're great. I've always preferred brownies.

Edit: Kerry's answer is much better than mine. :-)


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YUM - thank you, this recipe sounds amazing. I love Pecans :D

Ok, definitely making this tonight. Going to see my Grandad tomorrow so wanted to take something nice along.

Cheers!

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Are you referring to the bar cookies that are like brownies in shape and texture, but not predominantly chocolate? (American and British terms sometimes differ.) If so, a lot of people over here think they're great. I've always preferred brownies.

 

Hi Smithy, Yes, that's what I was referring too. Are they made with White Chocolate usually? 

I've never heard of them over here in the UK before!


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Not with white chocolate.

 

Yeah - that's why I originally thought they sounded sickly, as i've seen a few recipes with white chocolate in. Basically brownies with white choc instead of dark. 

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Kerry, what about with chocolate chips instead of, or in addition to, the pecans? (Can you tell I'm a chocolate junkie? :-))


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I think of them as a chocolate chip cookie in bar form.  Yum.  Anything I would put in a chocolate chip cookie would work - walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, any type of chocolate, coconut, etc...  Maybe not all in the same bar...

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Very much yum.  My mom used to make them and Irish Soda bread for sale in the summer to augment her income.  I love them as is - since to me it seems more of a caramely thing and no nuts but I don't think I would mind some mini chocolate chips (ducks from Kerry's incoming).


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Very much yum.  My mom used to make them and Irish Soda bread for sale in the summer to augment her income.  I love them as is - since to me it seems more of a caramely thing and no nuts but I don't think I would mind some mini chocolate chips (ducks from Kerry's incoming).

No need to duck - only my opinion.  I'm sure they'd be very tasty - but just not what I think of as blondies.  

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when I was a freshman in college, a F across the hall got some 'Blondies' send from his Mon

 

never heard of these.  he offered me one.  that's a big deal.  freshman are Soooooo hungry !

 

it was a bar like a brownie, but had no choc, but a a great Brown sugar flavor.

 

he only gave me one !

 

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I thought the whole idea of blondies is that they're a cake with a brownie-like texture but don't have any chocolate in them, so adding chocolate chips would sort of defeat the purpose. Then again, I'm not a big fan of chocolate chips in brownies, either. I think the cake should speak for itself. (So to speak.)

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I thought the whole idea of blondies is that they're a cake with a brownie-like texture but don't have any chocolate in them, so adding chocolate chips would sort of defeat the purpose. Then again, I'm not a big fan of chocolate chips in brownies, either. I think the cake should speak for itself. (So to speak.)

I've never had a blondie. How sad is that? But always assumed they were brownies made with white chocolate. Guess I will have to make some to see what all the fuss is about. Don't much like brownies mind you.


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think this way :

 

take he chocolate out of Brownies,

 

and ( add ) the flavor of brown sugar.

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I've never had a blondie. How sad is that? But always assumed they were brownies made with white chocolate. Guess I will have to make some to see what all the fuss is about. Don't much like brownies mind you.

You haven't?  I've made them every time we are up north - but never left one for you I guess!

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You haven't?  I've made them every time we are up north - but never left one for you I guess!

Or maybe I declined! Have no memory of blondies! But then my memory is abominable. Perhaps I will make a batch tomorrow.


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They can be quite sweet - too sweet for me.

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Perhaps because I call them Butterscotch Squares.

Okay so now we are starting to make sense. Butterscotch squares ring many bells. Blondies do not! Let's get our terminology sorted out here! When I google Blondies I come up with an awful lot of recipes that include white chocolate in some form or another.

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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They are nice!

 

Here's my recipe - 

 

Butterscotch Squares
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup pecans
Melt butter, add sugar and rest of ingredients. 8X8 inch pan. 325 (140 centigrade) for 15 minutes then leave in turned off oven for 20 minute

 

 

Kerry - I made your recipe last night. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

The pecans work really well.

I had to cook them for a little longer - weren't quite ready at the time stated above.


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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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I haven't made them in a long time, but they do tend to be sweet. Most blondie recipes have an equivalent amount of sugar as brownie recipes (albeit brown sugar for the flavor), but blondies don't have unsweetened chocolate in them, so the balance is very different. I might try to make some later if I have time. I don't make them often enough to have a "go to" recipe, but I will try either Kerry's or the one in Joy of Cooking, since I use their brownie recipe more often than not. (Maybe I'll make both.)

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