Search This Blog

Welcome to my Blog 'In The Kitchen With Don'! Thank you for your visit and come back soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Childhood treats---Blonde Brownies

My mom was a really good cook and good food was always expected in my family. My dad had a sweet tooth and liked to end his meals with some kind of baked goodie. Something that was a favorite with all of us was blonde brownies. Sometimes with nuts, sometimes not. I personally prefer mine without nuts. I'm tweaked Mama's recipe a bit and came up with a couple of variations on the standard recipe.

I dedicate this recipe to my mom, Berniece and also to my good friend Father Melvin. Father Melvin is a priest in Puerto Rico who is addicted to these brownies. Any time I want to put a smile on his face (as well as that of all his friends), I send him a batch of these brownies.

1 cup melted butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat these together until smooth.

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together and then fold into the butter/brown sugar/eggs mixture and stir until smooth. Spoon into a buttered 9x13 inch cake pan. Place in a preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. It will probably fall as it cools, so don't worry about that.

Variation #1: Before putting in the oven sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.
Variation #2: Before putting in the oven sprinkle heavily with chopped nuts, pecans are especially
good with this.
Variation#3: Before putting in the oven sprinkle with both chocolate chips and nuts.
Variation#4: For the ultimate blonde brownie, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, nuts and
toffee chips.