It took me a long time to surrender to the fact that brownies can also be blonde, but now Ive gone blonde, I’ll never go back!
If you haven’t tried these before, put them on your “to eat” list,
because believe me, they are delicious!
100g butter, softened
150g peanut butter, crunchy preferably
1tsp vanilla paste
175g golden caster sugar
75g good quality white chocolate
75g chopped mixed nuts
125g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
Extra white chocolate for decoration
Pre heat oven to fan 15o. Line a square tin with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl beat the peanut butter and butter together until creamy.
Add the vanilla, sugar and egg and beat again until light and fluffy.
Chop up the white chocolate into nice sized chunks and add to mixture along with the chopped nuts.
Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, the mixture should be quite firm and solid, smooth out the top so it bakes evenly.
Bake the mixture in a pre heated oven (150 fan) on the middle shelf for about 35-40 minutes. The outside will crust slightly but the middle still needs to be fudgy to be a true “blonde”.
Once baked fully, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Sprinkle the decorative chocolate chunks over the top whilst its still warm, mark into 12 pieces whilst warm for easy cutting later.
Make the chocolate chunks uneven and misshaped,and when you choose a piece of blondie that has got huge chunks of warm melted chocolate on it, its like winning the chocolate lottery!
Once completely cool, remove from tin and slice with a sharp knife into 12 delicious pieces.