Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Melt in your Mouth

I cooked up a big batch of blondies tonight. Daniel was out of cookies for school lunches, etc. I used the Namaste brand mix, which I had never tried before, and they turned out pretty good.

Today had been a busy, tough day, and I'm tired. So I jumped right into those blondies along with the kids, and had one hot, right out of the oven.

It's an amazing mood lifter. I've never experienced "runner's high." But "chocolate high" -- I know all about that. :)


FeltFinland said...

What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?! They look so good:) - do you have a recipe?

Naomi said...

I do have a recipe, but this particular one was from a Namaste brand gluten-free mix. Every once in a while I like to try the mixes to see how they are, and this one was good. Next time thought, I am going to take my recipe and put in my gluten-free flour blend instead of regular flour and see how it goes.

This recipe is from the King Arthur Cookie Companion. It is rich and chewy.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/8 t butter-rum or butter-pecan flavor (optional)
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional) I am allergic to walnuts, so I use chocolate chips.
Oven to 350. Grease a 9"x13" or 11" square pan.
Melt butter in a mixing bowl, add sugar, mixing until well-blended. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in eggs, vanilla, flavor (if using) salt and baking powder. Mix in flour and nuts.
Spread batter in pan, bake for 20-24 minutes until top looks shiny and just until edges start to pull away from pan. Cool completely before cutting.

I have also creamed the butter instead of melting it -- I actually like that better.

Have fun cooking!