It rained all day today. I like rain. Everything smells fresh, and I appreciate that rain brings life.
My complaint is that my shoes got wet walking to work. They still haven't completely dried. I need a pair of galoshes. I would prefer a pair with polka dots.
I have not always been a fan of blondies. I compared them to brownies, and that's an unfair comparison. It's hard to beat a brownie.
Blondies are in a completely different category but delicious in their own way. Like a brownie, they are dense and chewy with crispy edges.
Unlike a brownie, they taste like caramel and brown sugar. What's not to like about caramel and brown sugar?
This recipe came from a great blog called Simply Recipes. It's great, and I have made other dish from the site. I added a Snickers bar and a couple of peanut butter cups.
The ingredients are 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 cup flour, 1 regular size Snickers bar, and 2 peanut butter cups.
I stirred the brown sugar and butter together.
I stirred in the egg and vanilla.
I added the baking soda, baking powder, flour, and salt.
I stirred the batter well.
I chopped and added the Snickers bar.
I chopped and added the two peanut butter cups. I used Easter themed peanut butter eggs. I stirred the candy in gently.
I poured the batter into a greased 8 inch square pan. I used foil too, but I don't think it's necessary. I'm a little paranoid about stuff sticking.
I baked the blondies for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. The bars were cool before I cut them into squares.
These were sweet, but it was a richer, deeper sweet flavor that wasn't tooth-aching.
The texture was perfect: dense, soft, and tender.
The candy chunks melted and melded into the blondies to create pockets of nougat and sweet peanut butter.