Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TWD Chewy, Chunky Blondies


This delightful treat has all of my favorite ingredients, nuts, coconut, chocolate and toffee bits. I added a few white chocolate chips because I like them too. You will find Dories recipe on Nicole's blog, Cookies on Friday. She has some great recipes, take a moment and enjoy her great blog.


 I made this recipe twice and even conferred with Dorie by e-mail. She was so sweet to respond to my questions. The bars looked beautiful but then fell as they cooled. The second batch I adjusted several things for high altitudes. They were better but still need some tweaking. I am by no means giving up on Blondies, I have a few more ideas that may work.
I won't call this recipe a failure because it really tasted good. I can't quite call it a success because it does not look like the photo in the cookbook. So, I am anxious to see the Blondies of other TWD bakers.

26 comments:

Pamela said...

I've made them several times before and they have usually fallen on me. This time, they didn't fall very much and looked better. They always taste great, so I certainly don't mind. Looks great here, though!

chocolatechic said...

Mine fell too, and look much worse than yours do.

I just love this recipe.

Karen said...

Even if they fell they still look delicious. :)

Nickki said...

I think your brownies look perfect! Just gorgeous.

Leslie said...

These look great! Mine didn't look like the ones in the book, either, but they sure disappeared quickly--both times I made them. I'm glad you got some needed information from Dorie and that you're going to keep working on the recipe.

Clivia said...

Your blondies look fine, not fallen at all. And they tasted good, right? That's what counts.
Glad you didn't give up on them.

Beth said...

I think they look great! I can't even tell that they've fallen. And it's true, it's the taste that counts.

Cristine said...

I think your blondies look great! Kudos for tweaking it and not giving up!

Lillian said...

Looks aren't important -- just eat them before anyone sees them!

Peggy said...

Mine fell as well. So what can I do to prevent that next time? Please fill me in. I would love to try them again and have them come out perfect. I think yours look great.

Sweet and Savory said...

Ooh my, yours look irresistable. Mine dipped in the middle, seriously dipped. I could call them sunken ship bars. But good, they were.

Katrina said...

I think they look great, and I think once they are baked they are supposed to sink back down a little. Is that what gives them great chew and goo? I don't really know, but they're sure good, huh!

Di said...

I think your blondies look great! I only lived at high altitude (Boulder, CO) for about 9 months, and cooking and baking drove me crazy. Good luck with your experiments!

AmyRuth said...

Hmmm, Cindy they look pretty successful to me. I think you did very well. Pretty sure I would be bumfuzzeled by altitude baking. Great job keep it up.
AmyRuth

Lauryn said...

they dont look like they dropped much in those pics! I think they look fabulous! These were so good!!! My favorite recipe in the book!

Judy said...

Your blondies look great. I'd never have known about the high altitude problems.

Paul & Kaytie said...

These look delicious! I'll have to give them a try.

Susan said...

I think your bars look great. Mine were taller on the edges then they were in the middle, but no matter what part I tried, they were delicious!

TeaLady said...

THOSE look fantastic. ANd they were delicious.

Piggy said...

My blondies sank in the middle and so yours definitely looks much better. :-)

Heather Davis said...

High Altitude problems sound fascinating. I live at the bottom of a valley I wonder if low altitude is also a problem. Must remember that the next time a cake comes out flat! They look gorgeous though and how sweet of Dorie to respond.

Kayte said...

They look fine from here...very nice and the white chocolate chips add a very nice extra something as well. I think these could go on the August list for the family do!

Nicole said...

These were a little trick to get baked all the way through, but I baked them longer and they didn't fall much at all. They were really good! Thanks for baking with me this week.

Valerie said...

Your blondies look perfect from here! The only thing that matters anyway is how fabulous they are. :D

Jacque said...

You can never add too many chocolate chips, if you ask me. They still look delish.

allenaim photography and design said...

Are these the beats in your header?