Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Blonde & Beautiful

This delectable treat is Smitten Kitchen's simple blondie recipe. We just livened it up a little bit! It's a combination of two very distinct flavors, so it might not be appealing to all tastes. However, it is easy to add or take away any "add-ins" that you wish. Our creative taste buds went for banana and butterscotch (You might be slowly catching on to our love for butterscotch)!! Here is what you need for the Blondies:
Flour, butter, brown sugar, butterscotch chips, an egg,  over-ripe bananas, salt, and vanilla. You start out by melting the butter in a saucepan. Once the butter is good and melted, add the brown sugar. Heat it on medium heat until it is smooth and bubbly.
Take it off the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. While the butter and brown sugar mixture is cooling, mash the bananas.
After the bananas are thoroughly mashed, add them, an egg, and the vanilla to the slightly cooled butter mixture.
 Whisk all of this together just until combined. Then, toss in the flour, salt, and butterscotch chips.
Give it a good stir or ten (making sure not to overmix, once again). Pour in a greased 8x8 baking dish, and sprinkle with some extra butterscotch chips.

Bake for about 25 minutes, slightly cool, and most up!
They are definitely gooey :)

Butterscotch Banana Blondies

8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Butter an 8×8 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On medium heat, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add brown sugar and stir until bubbly and smooth.
  3. Take off heat and cool for about five minutes.
  4. Mash bananas in a bowl with a fork until there are no big chunks.
  5. Add egg, vanilla, and mashed banana to the pot with the butter and brown sugar mixture. Beat just until combined (being sure not to overmix).
  6. Stir in salt, flour, and butterscotch chips.
  7. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle (for us this was about 25 minutes). I prefer mine gooey so I lean more towards the 20-22 minute range, but even for me that was not long enough. In other words, it is possible that it could take up to 28 minutes until the are the desired "doneness".
  8. Slightly cool and eat with vanilla ice cream if you so desire!
Here is the link to the original recipe so you can make whatever combination you can think of:

1 comment:

  1. I am making these right now! My hubby LOVES butterscotch.!