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Archive for May 9th, 2009

Blonde Brownie Ambition

Yes, I am a blonde, so I guess I am a little biased toward this recipe.  It is one of my favorite brownie/cookie recipes, and I have been making it for over 10 years.  I found it in the July 1998 edition of Bon Appétit magazine.  They had found this creation at the S-Moores Cafe in Augusta, GA.  It is a winner!  It is easy, rich, decadent and delish!  Here it is…

 

Blonde Brownies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

10 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 cups light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (I use 1 cup)

3/4 cup chopped pecans

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13×9” baking pan.  I use the wrapper from the stick of butter.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt & baking soda.

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Add sugar to melted butter and whisk to blend.

 

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Whisk in eggs and vanilla.

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Gradually stir in flour mixture.

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Add chips & pecans.

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Spread batter in pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.  I know, I know.  When this comes out of the oven, you will want to dig in with a spoon.  DON’T DO IT!  It’s worth the wait to let it cool and then cut into squares.  ENJOY!

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Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Kerrygold.

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I have never been a cat person, always a dog person.  When C & I lived at a different house, we adopted a stray and named it Blondie.  That was the only cat I had ever named.  Blondie got ran over and I swore that I would never get close to a cat again.  I was wrong.

When we built our house, a female cat just showed up one day.  She thinks this is her house and she just allows us to live here.  We call her Mama-Cat because I refused to give her an actual name, and now that IS her name.

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She presented her baby to us earlier this week.  Again, I was not getting attached.  I was not feeding her here, she could still go to where the food usually is.  I was not going to worry about her.  They would be fine on their own.  I said it before, I’ll say it again…I’VE BEEN SCHNOOKERED!!!!  When Mama-C came to the door yesterday morning, I broke down and gave her a plate of food.  When the storms came, C & I worried about where she took the baby.  They were fine, by the way, hiding under our bay window on the deck.  I was trying to be all tough until I took one look at this…

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And this…

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And now, I’m hooked! Sigh!

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