Monday, January 9
Blonde Brownies ~ Perfectly Adapted
I am not a huge fan of brownies, of any type. You would think with all that chocolate, I would be all over them, but they have never really appealed to me. A friend made me a batch of brownies for my birthday in October. Now how thoughtful is that? They were blonde brownies and I must say they were really good. I decided they could use a little tweaking, so the following recipe is an adaption from both my friend's recipe and Paula Deen's Lady & Sons version. My idea of blond brownies...
7 Tbls. butter
16 oz. packed brown sugar
2 cups self rising flour
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and brown sugar together, until blended. Add eggs and mix well. Gradually add flour, mixing well. Stir in vanilla. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
Bake in a lightly greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
These make a great snack for company or a quick and easy option for a get together. The nuts are optional but really add to the flavor and texture.