Caramel walnut blondies. Soft chewy and sweet on the inside with an occasional crunch to them is a great dessert with coffee or tea. Blondies to me are a substitute for brownies. Instead of chocolate blondies are simply replaced with brown sugar. Try baking these for friends who are allergic to chocolate. In this entry I have also included a short video of the baking process!
Blondies are great to bake if you are a picky eater. You could basically add anything you want and customise the taste of the blondie. You could leave out the caramel or walnuts and add some dried fruits instead. These blondies have a caramel flavour because of the caramel bites I threw in and also because of the brown sugar used. The nuts in the blondies are meant to balance out the sweetness of the caramel and sugar. So I would like to believe that they are not as sweet as they would without walnuts.
You could use any sort of chewy caramel. I was only able to find these in my supermarket. They are much softer and has a milky taste to them.
Again I made a video of a part of the baking process because the first part of the baking process is the melting of butter which is over a stove and the lighting at my stove is pretty bad. I was able to move the preparation process to a place with better lighting hence its only a partial video! (Now that we moved I hope to be able to make a video of the whole baking process!)
Smitten kitchen (link below) was where I found this recipe. If you pop by smitten kitchen there are also many great suggestions as to what you could add in the blondies and how you could adjust the recipe to suit the additional ingredients.
Recipe from smittenkitchen
Baked in an 8x8inch square baking pan.
1 stick (113 grams) butter, melted
1 cup (218 grams) light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chewy soft caramel, chopped
1/2 cup walnut, chopped
Grease the baking pan with butter or line it with parchment paper.
In a small pot, mix melted butter with brown sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
Then add salt, stir in flour, followed by caramel and walnut. Mix well.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F (175 degree C) 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.