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Sunday, March 27, 2011

[Recipe] Chocolate & Cranberry Blondies

Chocolate & Cranberry Blondies
I wanted to make something sweet, and thanks to inspiration from the Fuzzy Times blog, I chose to make Blondies. These are chewy, fudgy biscuits, which are infinitely adaptable. Based on the contents of my cupboard, I ended up making mine with Terry's Chocolate Orange and dried cranberries. One of the major bonuses of this recipe is that it can be all done in a single bowl - so minimal washing up required.

Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and well grease an 8"x8" baking tin.
  • 100g butter
  • 220g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 140g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 cup of ingredients (chopped nuts, chocolate chunks, fruit etc)
Melt the butter (I melted mine in the bowl, over a pan of boiling water), then mix very well with the sugar until smoothly combined. Mix in the egg and vanilla essence. Mix in the flour and salt, followed by your choice of flavoursome ingredients. Pour into the tin, smooth and bake in the over for 20 - 25 minutes until set. Don't let the mixture overcook - you want the middle to stay gooey. Leave to cool in the tin and turn out on a wire rack.

1 comment

Arlene said...

These look great, dudara! Love the addition of dried cranberries :)

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