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 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