Controversial title I know. I'm a brunette, and I heartily disagree. Except when it comes to Blondies the food. Blondies are brownies. They just aren't, well, brown. Brownies are so heavy its best not to overload with fillings - stick to fresh stuff like nuts and berries (how I've-been-foraging-in-the-woods they are). Blondies though aren't so heavy, so fillings = fun! You can be as plain and simple, or as outlandish as you want. I made these ones, with crushed Crunchies and Smarties, to take to movie night at a friend's place, and they went down smashingly.
- 2 3/4 cup plain flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup butter. softened
- 450g brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- however much delightful filling you want (in this batch, 1 bag of fun size Crunchies crushed and 1/2 a bag of Smarties)
Preheat oven to 180C. Beat butter and sugar til creamy, add eggs one at a time. Then add vanilla and fillings, beating gently to combine. Sift flour and baking powder into mixture and stir gently with a spoon. Spread into a 30x20cm brownie tin and bake 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool in tin before cutting into squares.
This is a great kids food, as it's so easy and they can have lots of fun with it. Best eaten with a glass of cold milk I'd say!