Tuesday, February 5, 2013

White Chocolate Browned Butter Blondie

We celebrated Mom's 85th birthday with a grand family party. I assigned myself desserts, because I was in charge of assigning! Candise and I tried a couple of new recipes--both winners. I saw this recipe on Studio 5, a local TV show. It proved to be a delicious. Everyone wanted the recipe. That's a good sign!

White Chocolate Browned Butter Blondie
¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar (7 ounces)

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 bar white chocolate I used Lindt, I think it is about 3.5 ounces, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x9 inch pan, line with parchment paper, spray again.

In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Melt butter in medium pan. Simmer and stir butter until it starts to brown and foams. It will smell wonderful but be careful as it goes from brown to burnt quickly. Remove from heat and stir in sugars until smooth.  Cool slightly.

Whisk eggs in butter mixture one at a time, add vanilla and whisk till smooth. Fold in flour until just blended, don’t over mix. Fold in white chocolate and spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle nuts evenly over top and press lightly.

Bake for 28 to 35 minutes. I baked mine in a stoneware dish and it baked 35 minutes. Blondies will be golden brown and a toothpick will come out almost clean. Sprinkle with Sea Salt if desired. Cool completely before cutting in bars. This rich dessert is best served in small squares!

Recipe from Studio 5


Our Pinteresting Family said...

These sound fantastic! :)

Lois Evensen said...

My goodness, those look wonderful!

Kris' Kitchen said...

I just spent an enjoyable 30 minutes on your blog. You've done such a great job!!! Your foods/photos are so inviting and so well presented. Keep up the good work...I will be back to try a couple of your creations.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, although I have a lot of recipes for brownies (who doesn´t) I never ever found one I liked for blondies and I must say that looking at the picture of your White Chocolate Browned Butter Blondies, I am now convinced that this will be one blondie recipe that I would like. After the baking frenzy for the Carnival seasons (starting today) dies down, I absolutely have to give this recipe a try and let you know how it turns out.
Have a great Thursday! And what a wonderful opportunity to bake this recipe - all the best to your mother on her 85th birthday!
P.S.: Lindt Chocolate bars weigh indeed 3.5 onces exactly

Cakelaw said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! What a terrific milestone. Wow, those blondies look amazing.

Kayte said...

It is a good sign when everyone wants the recipe...I better grab this while I can!! Happy 85th birthday to your mother!

Katrina said...

Mmm, I saw that episode on Studio 5. Will have to try browned butter blondies!

Beth said...

I love browned butter in anything. Looks wonderful, and I'm not surprised that everyone loved it!

Kayte said...

Hmmm...a brownie with no brown in it, this could be something just for me...I will give it a go, thanks!

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

YUM! these looks so good... Found you on Mavelous Mondays and your newest follower.

Unknown said...

These look soooo good! I had to come visit you again...found both recipes at Frugal Foodie Mama link party :)
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Julie said...

These look amazing, Cindy! Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Marvelous Mondays party. Pinned to my food and Marvelous Mondays boards.

Julie @ This Gal Cooks