I’ve got this baking itch I think because today I made Blondies. and they were freaking DELICIOUS. oh man. I even made the syrup-y stuff they put all over them and went out and bought vanilla ice-cream.
But, Sadly, I am giving them away, along with the cupcakes I made yesterday, I had one cupcake and one blondie. Stupid Diet! I can’t believe I’ve had the willpower not to go out to the kitchen and heat up more of the syrup stuffs & devour the blondies.
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour, sifted
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine (melted)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to the already sifted flour. Then sift dry ingredients again. Add chopped nuts and mix well. Set aside.
Add brown sugar to melted butter and mix well. Then add egg and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, until mixed well. Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread out dough in a 9-inch pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick for testing.
In a pan, add real maple syrup and butter, cook over low heat until butter is melted. Next, stir in brown sugar until completely dissolved. If you desire, add walnuts.
Other news on the baking front :
My good friends Elise & Will are having another baby girl. There has been some chatter about me making a cake for the shower. I was flattered, of course I agreed and now I am nervous! I’ve only made a few cakes before and I’m scared I’ll mess up! haha. Atleast its for a girl, I feel like I work better in pinks & purples. I’m sure I’ll write more and more about that as the dates get closer, I still haven’t even gotten my invite so I have a while to plan.
Another thing that is interesting, well okay two more things. I got my application in the mail for the Culinary Institute of America. I looked it over and started re-thinking. Lol. why do I do that? I need to go for whats in my gut, or else I will just be unhappy. Haven’t I learned ?
Last thing! I Swear !
A blog I follow, and I’m sure a lot of other foodies follow, How To Eat A Cupcake is holding a cool contest to win a cupcake book. (Hello, Cupcake) You have to make one out of five choice cupcakes from the book. I’m not sure which one I’m doing yet but I’m pretty excited.
I could probably use the money that I’d spend on ingredients to buy the book, but, WHAT FUN IS THAT ?