Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chewy, Chunky Blondies


There are so many bad blondie recipes that I automatically assume that all blondie recipes are bad. In general, they're dry and not as yummy as their cousin the brownie. I've made Martha's brown butter blondies before to great acclaim but that's been the exception for me. Until Dorie's blondies. They were so delicious with their additions of chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts and chopped toffee (I used Skor) that I made them twice in three days. The first time I made them I was tweeting with my friend Kayte and I had a blast making them. Kayte managed to eat around the chocolate and she loved them, too. I didn't give enough of them away and M. and I ate too many both times.

I lined the pan with parchment to eliminate sticking and ease cleanup. Because who wants to lose a bit of this beauty?


This wonderful recipe comes from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Tuesdays with Dorie is baking its way through this super book. Our host this week and the  person who chose this recipe) was Nicole of Cookies on Friday. Nicole, we loved your pick and I know I'll be making it again and again.

If you'd like to have the recipe, you can buy the book, or Nicole will have it for you here. And you can see what the other TWD bakers thought of it here.

22 comments:

Marthe said...

Wow, looks like you had way more succes with the blondies than I did! They look good enough to eat ;)

Cakelaw said...

I loved these too - they tasted so much better than I thought they would.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful.

I heart blondies

cindy said...

Your blondies look perfect. Mine were good but didn't look like Dories--or yours!

Karen said...

These were fun to make...and eat... :) Glad these turned out so well for you. They look delicious!

Nickki said...

I agree 100% - there are so many not so good blondie recipes out there but these are certainly not one of them :-) My favourite Dorie recipe!

Valerie said...

I love that close-up with the beautiful, clean cut walnut chunk! I wish I had a batch right now.:)

Peggy said...

Oooh we loved these. Yours look really thick and delicious!!

Katrina said...

These blondies are perfect. Perfect. And are good for any additions. You can even leave out the chocolate!

Lauryn said...

Your blondies look AMAZING! Perfect!! These are my absolute favorite!! YUM!

Kayte said...

Wow, these look great...it was really fun baking them with you, and I made them again a few days later as well as the boys loved them. Probably need to make them again. This was the best month for getting TWD done as you kept me baking ahead of schedule. Can we do that again please???

Lillian said...

These are one of my favorite recipes in the book. And yours are just lovely.

AmyRuth said...

Yours look scrumptious. I'm thinking these are a big winner in the win loose column. I think everyone likes these.... including me. Even without gobs of chocolate in my mouth. hehe
AmyRuth

Judy said...

I agree with you. I've never been a big fan of blondies, but this recipe changed my mind. It's difficult not to eat them all!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I love blondies and I was lucky enough to find a good recipe the first time trying them. But these go into my 'fully loaded' blondie box :) These were great!! I was smart, I served them at a party where I was too busy hostessing rather than eating my weight in these ;)

They look fantastic!

Megan said...

Yummy - do you have any extras laying around?

Susan said...

Your blondies turned out perfect! I thought these were just fabulous and so did the hubby! We are keeping them all for ourselves! :D

TeaLady said...

THOSE look amazing. They were quite tasty, weren't they.

Piggy said...

Your blondies look gorgeous! I like this recipe too, it's really yummy!

jillbert said...

They look perfect! I know we would have loved these, but I skipped this week.

Nicole said...

I glad I picked a recipe that changed your opinion about blondies. I really loved these and I'm glad that everyone else liked them too. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

Pamela said...

Terrific picture!! Loved this recipe and it's definitely a favorite here, too. Can't wait to make them again.