So that means, no exciting recipes. But, I'm slowly starting to feel better (thank GOD).
I had a big craving for some blondies the other night, so I took out my Dorie baking book and found the perfect recipe.
I modified only slightly, and they turned out just how I imagined, amazing.
I took them to work, and I left with none. I'm so grateful I have friends that enjoy sweets that I bring, there is no way I'd be able to (or might I say, NEED TO) finish a whole pan of these.
Chewy Chunky Blondies
(Baking from my home to yours, Dorie Greenspan)
2 C. flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 sticks unsalted butter softened
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 C. sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts ( I used a combo of walnut and pecan)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Beat butter on medium speed (using either a stand mixer or hand held) until creamy and smooth. Add both sugars and beat for about 3 minutes until well combined. Add eggs individually, beating for one minute after each addition, then add the vanilla.
Reduce the speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture until well combined. Fold in the chocolate, nuts and coconut. Scrape batter into pan and let cook for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a rack to cool, and then cut into squares.