Everyone is familiar with brownies, dark squidgy bars oozing with chocolate and flavour. Blondies are not so well known. Mention Blondie and most people will think of Debbie Harry. Blondies are similar to brownies in texture and use brown sugar to create the flavour. The taste does not disappoint, even if they do not leap off the plate and sing “Heart of Glass”. Similar to brownies in texture they are paler in appearance but just as tasty.
I often bake on a Sunday. Sundays are days that are less rushed and call for a cake. I have great memories of baking on a sunday with my grandparents and I love to continue the tradition. This Sunday I made some Macadamia Nut Blondies. I had a packet of macadamia nuts that had been in the cupboard for ages and baking was a great way to use them up. The Macadamia Nut Blondies were simple to make and perfect with a cup of tea.
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With the tea taken care of I got back to making my macadamia nut blondies. They are really easy to make, cream eggs and brown sugar together until fluffy. Next add plain flour, vanilla essence and baking powder into the mixture. Finally the macadamia nuts go in. I also added some dessicated coconut and some white chocolate that were in the cupboard to add a little sweetness to the blondies. The hard part is waiting for the blondies to cook. A delicious smell started wafting around the house making us feel hungry.
Finally the blondies were ready. Delightfully soft and squishy with a sweet taste, the white chocolate perfectly complementing the nuts. Macadamia nut blondies are the perfect tea time treat.
If you prefer brownies why not try my brownies recipe.
Linking up with the kitchen clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I managed to use up some macadamia nuts and dessicated coconut.