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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

9 Apr

As a brunette myself, I admit that I have not been a fan of the fact that gentlemen prefer blondes and that blondes (supposedly) have more fun. But in this case, the blondes are creeping up behind the dark-haired girls.

Brownies are a bake sale favorite–and how can they not be? Warm, gooey chocolate bite-sized pieces of cake is perfection! While there are so many brownie variations, I can’t ignore their lighter-completion counter part: blondies!

If–for some crazy reason–you are not a chocolate lover, then this recipe is perfect. Or, if you just have a craving for some butterscotch deliciousness if your life, blondies are the dessert for you. Even though I love all things brunette centric (I LOVE chocolate–gotta embrace those dark roots) sometimes I have to admit, blondes are pretty good too. This blondie recipe is adapted from the lovely Paula Deen Even though there is no chocolate–white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate, hate to break it to you–I still love this golden, rich dessert. I’m not much of a candy girl, but I could eat butterscotch until I burst. If you like your blondes with dark roots, there are tons of blondie variations on the Food Network website.

So even if you’re a brunette, or you prefer brunettes over blondes, I gaurantee you’ll put your differences aside and go crazy for blondies!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

(as I said in a previous post, there is a difference between light and dark sugar. Since this recipe is all about being a light color, and having a lighter, almost butterscotch taste, do not use dark brown sugar! The flavor will be too overpowering).

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips (you can also add peanut butter chips or milk chocolate if like, or no chips at all

Let’s Get Baking!

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Melt butter in microwave or skillet
  • In a medium bowl, add melted butter to light brown sugar. Mix until smooth
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt
  • Add eggs and vanilla to sugar mixture–beat together
  • Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Beat until batter is thick and smooth
  • Fold in chips

  • Pour batter into a lightly greased baking pan
  • Bake until blondies are golden brown around the edges, and when a toothpick is inserted in the center, it comes out clean (about 20-25 minutes)

  • Kick-back with your dessert, a glass of milk and watch your favorite blonde-inspired films (Legally Blonde, anyone?)

Mmmmm. Mine came out still a little gooey, which is just the way I like them. The white chocolate and butterscotch chips make this dessert super rich and sweet, with a burst of flavor in every bite! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!  I love comments, so please, leave lots!!

Happy baking! Remember–It’s a cake walk! :)

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