Blondies have more fun

16 May


We’ve all eaten Brownies, right? Dark, bitter, squidgy, rich and very chocolatey. Head to the new Hoxton Bakery on Hoxton street and you can buy yourself one of the finest examples of brownie-ness ever.

But what happens when you want that squidge, but without the chocolate? Blondies happen! Just like a Brownie, but minus the chocolate (unless you decide to stir in some chocolate chips, that’s totally okay). Violet do some rockin’ Butterscotch Blondies, but these here are Malted Banana goodies.

Malted Banana Blondies

125g butter
150g dark muscovado sugar
75g caster sugar
1 large egg
Pinch salt
125g plain flour
75g horlicks powder
1 large banana, mashed

Butter and line an 8 inch square cake tin. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas mark

Melt the butter and whisk in both sugars, then beat in the egg. Fold in the salt, flour and horlicks powder and finally mix in the mashed banana.

Pour the cake batter into the lined tin and bake for 20 minutes until just done. You want the cake to still be a bit squidgy, just like a brownie…

Leave cake to cool on a wire rack until cool, then cut into squares, rectangles, whatever shape you fancy really. I went for 16 squares!

5 Responses to “Blondies have more fun”

  1. apennycakes at 9:55 am #

    Thanks for this. Blondies are hugely underrated. I first tasted one a couple of years back, with white chocolate chunks – bliss! They make a nice change from traditional brownies, though a little goes a long way as they can be very rich. Try adding dried cranberry or freeze dried raspberry to balance out the sweetness. (Mmm – just writing this makes me want to bake a batch!)

    • Carol Cakes at 10:03 am #

      Freeze dried raspberry sounds fantastic, especially with white chocolate chunks. Great idea!

  2. rosemarybyde at 10:48 pm #

    Ooh, are these Slateman blondies? It’s my dad’s birthday tomorrow and I’ve taken an ’emergency day off’ before I travel down (soooo tired). If I get time, I’m plotting to make something very simple for the man who doesn’t really ‘do’ cake, but does like coconut, dark chocolate and nuts!

    • Carol Cakes at 10:02 am #

      They’re not going to make it to Slateman, batch 2 is almost all gone already. I’ll be making another pear upside down cake for Slateman fuel! Have a great race on Sunday. I’ll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines and trying not to be too envious that I’m not racing, maybe see you there!

      • rosemarybyde at 11:02 am #

        Thanks! Yep, look out for me with either or both of a tall, bald, ginger man and a short, round, older man in a rainbow stripey bobble hat! 🙂

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