You will likely have made brownies, but have you tried making blondies?
Lizzie Baking Bird shares a recipe which is handy for using up or adding any old bits of chocolate at the back of the cupboards, and even nuts or fruit.
Lizzie says, “These brownies are lighter than the alternative as they are made with white chocolate and as its coming up to Easter, I’m also going to throw in some mini chocolate eggs!
300g white chocolate
300g soft light brown sugar
100g plain flour
90g (180g) Maltesers
Makes 9 pieces
Preheat the oven to gas 4/ 180C.
Grease and line a 20 cm square tin.
Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Place this over a saucepan, on a medium heat, with about an inch of water in it – (Bain Marie).
Melt butter and sugar together whilst constantly stirring. Or, if like me, you crave an easy life, pop them in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.
Put the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for at least 5 minutes, using an electric mixer, until the egg sugar mixture is pale and fluffy and has doubled in size.
Add the melted butter, chocolate mix, Maltesers and flour, to the eggs, and fold it in gently, until they are combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Spread the mini eggs evenly over the top – the chances are that these will sink – that’s fine, but if you place the chocolates rather than mixing them in then typically, they will disperse through the mixture rather than sinking to the bottom.
Put the tray in the oven for about 40 – 45 minutes. When a knife or skewer is inserted, it should come out clean.
Take the blondie out of the oven and leave it to cool.
Once it is cold, pop it in the fridge and leave overnight (or at least 4 hours).
Take it out of the fridge and cut it into 9 pieces. The blondies will keep store in an airtight container for at least a week.
Serve with a cup of tea …. Perfect.
Lizzie can be found, selling her bread, bakes and cakes in The Old Ship Inn, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5QQ on Saturday mornings from 9.30 – 1pm.
Check her out on Instagram lizzibakingbird or www.lizziebakingbird.com to see where else she is this Spring and Summer.