i baked bread. it was easy and it was delicious.
that's butter and gooey, raw honey slathered on it.
but it honestly needed neither.
no, it isn't GF and i only had one piece.
totally worth any gastrointestinal discomfort.
plus we are housebound because of winter storm anus so baking seems appropriate.
now, bread is delicious but it's not my achilles heel.
that would be sugar.
in any form.
and yesterday i made quite possibly the best tasting blondie of my life.
make no mistake, a blondie is basically a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips, but a little chewier and a little more buttery.
this recipe is as basic as it gets..
flour, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and bean, egg, baking soda and powder and salt.
probably everything you already have.
except maybe the bean in which case i would just double the extract amount.
the key, i think, is the butter..
a whole stick.
once you dump the browned butter into the egg, extract and brown sugar and whisk?
you're done for.
the smell is nirvana.
the best part?
it makes a REALLY small batch.
so you won't overdo it.
unless you live alone.
then good luck to you my friend.
special equipment- 8 x 8 pan.
we used a 9" round pie plate and the blondies were as thin as a cookie.
so, you could double the recipe if you don't have the 8 x 8 pan.
you'll still have a small amount, they'll just be thicker.
next time i think i'll add chocolate chips.
but i would make them wo if this is your first time.
just so you can really appreciate the buttery, nutty, salty, sweet, soft and chewy, vanilla thing.
and i doubled the salt.
the recipe calls for 1/8 of a tsp and that didn't feel like enough salt to me.
i was right. perfect salt to sweet ratio.
so do use 1/4 tsp of salt.
i used fine sea salt.
in sad news..
our cable is all messed up.
we need a new box and bc of WSA we can't have one delivered until maybe tomorrow.
all this means is i wasn't able to watch AHS.
so i have no idea what happened.
so PLEASE don't spoil it.
as in make no mention.
i don't want to know anything.
that includes how you felt about.
or that you are anxious to hear how i felt about it.
i will recap it as soon as i am able to see it.
go make some blondies.