November 9, 2008

…. And Butterscotch Brownies/ Blondies!


In my previous post, I did say it would be natural for anyone who likes chocolate to like chocolate brownies. Well, my daughter likes chocolate but actually likes something better than brownies.
Butterscotch Brownies/ Blondies! The magic word in these set of words is the “butterscotch”. For a long time, every time we went out for ice-cream she would ask for only one of two flavours - vanilla or butterscotch.



So whenever I make brownies (and sometimes when I don’t), I have to make these blondies for her. And she likes them better without the walnuts. If you are like her, feel free to leave out the walnuts in this recipe.
This recipe is from the book Cookies Step-By-Step Techniques published by Sunset.


Ingredients:


4 tbsp butter (I use salted butter)

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

(use a little less if you do not want your blondies very sweet)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt (if using unsalted butter)

¼ cup chopped walnuts


Method:


Melt the butter over medium heat.
Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and beat, by hand, till well mixed. Fold in the flour, baking powder, salt (if using) and walnuts.

Pour the batter into a greased 8” square tin and smoothen the top. Bake at 190C for 20 to 25 minutes till golden and done. Cool in the tin, remove and cut into squares.
As previously mentioned, I have a 6” square tin, so my blondies are a bit thicker and I get 16 squares with this recipe.


22 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Just 4 tbsp butter Aparna? OK...now I think I'll give these a go. They look yum & I'm always game to try a non-choc option!

Curry Leaf said...

I was waiting for this.I knew when you ended the brownie title in continuation and had little doubt that it could be blondie.But I did not expect butterscotch blondies.Lovely and terrific and bookmarked. :)

Divya Vikram said...

That is anice variation from the normal chocolate brownies.Looks perfect Aparna.

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely Aparna, glad to see only few tsp of butter. Very tempting.

Cham said...

The winning part is less butter, Would be a great change to our normal brownies :)

Sunshinemom said...

The chocolate and blondies are out. What else - is it still treat time?

Rachel said...

Wow Now I miss out on my oven more!!!

Bharathy said...

Glad to see you really rocking ROCKING with baking!:)..
hope you are an expert by now!:)
Have a lots to catch up with your awesome posts! :)
and no words to thank you ,Aparna for placing those lovely words in Kiran's place..means so much to me!
Tight Hugs :)!

karuna said...

u are on a brownie roll....these look delish.

Vibaas said...

They look so delish. My baking experiments have been disastrous, but i really want to give this a try. They are too cute to resist.

Soma said...

Really neat, esp with that little butter in it! my daughter does not like her brownies with any nuts or anything else in it. kids...

Bharti said...

I've never made or eaten blondies. Butterscotch sounds really tasty.

zlamushka said...

Hi Aparna,
Lovely desserts you have here lately, brownies, muffins... yum :-) Just to let you know that Mahanandi link on my site works fine, please try again, so you can participate T&T.

Vij said...

Gr8 baking girl!! butterscotch sounds realllly yummmy! they look perfect. Do pass me few!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

They look so very nice. Would surely like to give it a try.

SMN said...

Aparna... browines r my fav..and never tried browine other than chocalate.. bookmarked..

sra said...

Have never heard of blondies, but have been having a brownie lately - bought a piece yesterday. I was known for my brownies once, till I gave up eating that sort of stuff. :-)

lakshmi said...

only 4 tbsp of butter? why would i not try this? they look almost like one of our indian cakes!!!

Lo said...

Mmm. A blondie is a nice change from the standard brownie. These look great!

Usha said...

Butterscotch in brownies sounds fantastic...

Aparna said...

It was only while reading all the comments, I realised that this recipe does contain only 4 tbsps of butter!

My tbsp is smaller (and that's what I used), but the average American tbsp measures about 15ml so I think its all about which tbsp you measure with. :D

romaspace said...

Bookmarked! I have never heard of butterscotch brownies. Very impressive recipe.