10 January 2011

White Chocolate Walnut Blondies

Over the past few days, I have been thinking about my brother, Joshua, who is currently interning in Poitiers, France with an architecture firm there.  His all-time favorite dessert are the blondies from Applebees. 

In honor of him, I'm going to share this recipe and I hope you all will make it very soon.  It's very yummy and if I could mail them across the world to Joshua (and them still be edible), I would! :)

White Chocolate Walnut Blondies

  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 10 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 whole Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cups Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • _____
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1-½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 6 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • Optional Garnish: Vanilla Ice Cream, Chopped Walnuts

Preparation Instructions

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt & baking powder. Set aside.
-In another large mixing bowl, mix melted butter with brown sugar until well-blended. Add in beaten eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
-Slowly add flour mixture to butter/sugar/egg mixture. Stir thoroughly but take care not to overmix your batter. Fold in nuts and chocolate. Batter will be thick.
-Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, then pour batter into 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).

For the sauce:
-Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat (do not allow butter to burn). Then add heavy cream, maple syrup and corn syrup. Allow this mixture to simmer over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes. This is the hard part: waiting for the mixture to reduce and thicken. You don’t want to bring this to a boil, just a nice, slightly bubbly simmer. Stir it occasionally. Once it has reduced by about a 1/3, it’s ready.

To serve: you can heat up blondie on a cast iron skillet and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or you can just heat a slice of blondie on a plate in your microwave for about 25 seconds. Add a scoop of ice cream on top then pour the warm maple butter sauce on top and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Cook’s note: if using a glass pan, adjust heat to 325 degrees F. You may have to bake slightly longer than given time. Also, you may want to double up the maple butter sauce recipe. It really is the best part.

This recipe was taken from here!

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