Delicious, melt-in-the-mouth Brown butter Blondies are perfect to make during the holidays. Also great to give as edible holiday gifts.Today I have the recipe for absolutely delicious brown butter blondies. December means holidays and holidays means baking. So some of us, food bloggers, are doing this ‘Bake-a-thon’ event this month.
Valli, our dear leader and organizer is the brain behind this event. So we will be posting 3 yummy bakes every week.
Brown Butter Blondies:
Bake-a-thon is one of the yearly blogging events I look forward to. I made these blondies to take to a pot luck Halloween party in October. Recipe is from Food52.
Blondies are fair colored cousins of brownies. They probably originated during World War II due to the need to bake without rationed ingredients like chocolate and white sugar.
One Pot Blondie Recipe:
This brown butter blondies recipe is made almost entirely in the saucepan. The original recipe used regular unsalted butter. But I wanted to add some pizzazz to the recipe. So I went ahead and used browned butter to make these blondies.
Making brown butter is quite easy, just melt butter until lightly browned in color and smells aromatic and nutty. It is almost like making ghee but doesn’t take as much time to make it. Brown butter is an amazing secret ingredient that enhances the flavor of any dish, sweet or savory, that it is added to.
Other Ingredients for blondies:
Other typical brownie/ blondie ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, leavening agent and vanilla are added to the bowl. Optionally chocolate chips or chopped nuts can be added just before baking.
If you haven’t tried browned butter before, this is the perfect recipe to try. Make these for holidays as edible gifts, I am sure your friends and family will love it.
Check out the other bloggers doing this Bake-a-thon.
Brown Butter Blondies
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter
- 11/3 cups Light Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 Large Eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup Chocolate chips or chopped nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and grease that lightly as well.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Cook stirring occasionally until the butter starts to brown lightly and smells very fragrant.
- Add the brown sugar and stir with a wooden spoon and cook until the sugar has melted and mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and the sugar. Stir until combined. Let the mixture cool slightly.
- While the sugar mixture is cooling, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
- When the sugar mixture is slightly cooled, add a third of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Add half of the beaten eggs mixture - stir until combined. Continue with third of the flour mixture and the remaining egg mixture. Finally add the remaining flour and mix until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20~25 minutes or until the edges are browned and the center is firm to touch. Do not over-bake.
- Score the blondies while still warm and let them cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, slice into pieces and serve. Leftovers stay fresh for up to 4~6 days well covered.