Monday, December 24, 2007

Treats are ready for Santa

Let's just gets started shall we?
The recipes at the bottom...

Melt butter and brown sugar together!

Three types of chips; chocolate, cappuccino, butterscotch.

A few eggs whipped into the melted brown sugar and butter.

Flour, salt and baking powder folded in.

Chips and slivered almonds.

Spread into a small pan.

Allow to bake and rest. Like my pot mum made them for me a few years ago.

Cooled and ready for slicing for Santa.

That's not the Valley of Death...that's the Valley of Bliss!

Sweet Sweet Heaven. Merry Christmas Santa...hope you like them!

Blondies by Bobby Flay

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, plus butter for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown muscovado sugar
1/2 cup dark brown muscovado sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons toffee chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line a 9 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing a 2-inch overhang. Butter the lining too.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan; add both sugars and whisk until combined and sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and let cool slightly. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined. Add the flour and whisk until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips, toffee chips and almonds and transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.

Bake for 24 to 27 minutes or until the top cracks slightly and is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the center comes out with moist pieces clinging to it. Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely. Remove the bars from the pan using the parchment handles, transfer to a cutting board and cut into 2-inch squares.


Stef said...


Um, if I was Santa, I would totally make a second stop at your place.

Dancer in DC said...

These were so great! In honor of them, I will not badmouth Bobby Flay the next 5 times I see him on TV. (But after that it's open season.)