You need this blonde brownie recipe in your life August 13, 2017 Eating in Praise Americans for their love of all things sugar and fat laden. Sure they may have a shitty Government but honestly, one bite of this blonde brownie and you’ll shouting ‘U-S-A, U-S-A’. Maybe a slight exaggeration but you get my enthusiasm right? They call this a blonde brownie or ‘blondie’ due to its lack of cocoa. I reckon this is what makes it tasty – it feels like you’re eating a giant gooey chocolate chip cookie. Thankfully it’s a super easy recipe as I’ve mentioned before I find baking incredibly stressful and have had fails on more than one occasion. What’s also great is that this is one of those ones you can whack together using whatever ingredients you have around home. It only needs a cup of flour, cup of sugar, 1 egg and a few other bits and bobs so it’s pretty damn economical. ADVERTISEMENT A slight adjustment that I made to this was to add more chocolate. I mean, why wouldn’t you? My very wise best mate once taught me a valuable life lesson when we were teens. Always double the cocoa and chocolate chips when making brownie. This was back in those magical days when we could consume as many calories as possible without putting on weight but I still follow that rule. In the absence of cocoa in this recipe I went all out on the chocolate using some dark choc chips that I had lying around as well as giant white choc buttons. Blonde Brownie Recipe – from allrecipes.com Ingredients: 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or if you’re like me, a mixture of white giant buttons and regular size dark choc chips. Quantity = the more the merrier but I used around 1/4 C dark chips and enough white buttons to cover the surface) Directions: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a brownie pan (ours is roughly 27 x 17 x 3.5cm). Sift 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a big bowl. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts and the small choc chips (if using). Mix well and set aside. Stir the brown sugar into the melted butter and mix well. Cool slightly. Mix the beaten egg and vanilla into the brown sugar mixture. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing just until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Cover the surface with white choc buttons. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes for a fudgey consistency (our oven is quite hot so you may want to leave a few more minutes). Serve warm so it’s nice and gooey. We had ours with French vanilla ice cream and it was chooooice.