Blonde or brunette? Brownie or Blondie?

July 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

Ask no more! This Ina Garten recipe for Chocolate Chunk Blondies from her Barefoot Contessa Foolproof book was such a huge hit when we made them, that they will be part of SWEETTABLESCAPES’ standards from now on.

We omitted the nuts because of allergies and used chocolate chips instead of chunks; nobody noticed!!!

You’ll need: 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 1/4 pounds semisweet chocolate chunks, such as Nestle’sIMG_3496Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 12 x 2 inch baking pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.

IMG_3497IMG_3498With the mixer on low, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, and mix well, scraping down the bowl.

IMG_3499IMG_3500In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and with the mixer still on low, slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Fold the walnuts and chocolate chunks in with a rubber spatula.

IMG_3501IMG_3502

Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

IMG_3503Bake for 30 minutes exactly. Don’t overbake! A toothpick may not come out clean. Cool completely in the pan and cut into bars.

IMG_3504IMG_3518

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Blonde or brunette? Brownie or Blondie? at Sweet Tablescapes.

meta

%d bloggers like this: