Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Atomic Blondies!

Don't you just love it when the most incredible female pop icon sneaks into a baking themed blog post?!  Following a request from number two son for some birthday blondies, I thought I would give some a go.  Never having made them before, I did a little recipe research and plumped for this yummy sounding Peanut Butter and Chocolate Blondies recipe from the Green and Blacks website.  

For those who are not already in the know, a blondie is a brownie type traybake that substitutes white chocolate for the usual 70% dark chocolate.   There are all sorts of possibilities for added ingredients in the recipes I found, including macadamia nuts and a peanut butter frosting.  I messed about with the recipe to accommodate what I had in my store cupboard, using two 100g bars of white chocolate and 50/50 light brown sugar and caster sugar; I also melted one bar of chocolate into the cake mix whilst chopping the other bar into chunks and adding it.  The result is a more peanut butter tasting than white chocolate tasting cake and it doesn't have the lovely dense squidge factor of a brownie.

The general consensus of opinion is that the cake would benefit from a frosting and that adding the nuts and using one bar milk and one bar white chocolate would create a better blondie.  So my next attempt will be based on this recipe which seems to have the X-Factor for blondie desirableness. 

I give you the original, one and only, punk rock chick goddess that is Debbie Harry.  This girl always did and still has the X-Factor; move over Lady Gaga, here is a real superstar. 

Until the next batch of blondies, I'll leave you to ponder on your favourite Blondie song; for me it's got to be Hanging on the Telephone....no, hang on it's Heart of Glass, no, wait a minute...

TTFN. Galx

PS Apologies to number two son for the two month slight delay in making your birthday blondies.


  1. Rapture! ;-) x

    1. ooooh, good one, I love that one too :)

  2. Yummo, with or without frosting!

  3. I couldn't possibly pick one Blondie song they are all magnificent, as is she!

    PS I haven't actually tried a blondie - I am missing out!

  4. Looks scrumptious. Sure it was worth the wait. #wotw

  5. Those look lovely - my son loves White Chocolate Thanks for linking #PoCoLo

  6. Wow those Blondies looks awesome and I am thinking of her song and cant think of anything specific but I can hear her sound. Husky and rock n roll #wotw

  7. Love love Debbie Harry! <3 and those blondes look pretty damn yum too! Xx

    Hips Like Cinderella

  8. Love the angle of this post. These DO look scrummy and although I'm not usually a lover of white chocolate, I may have to dabble... :) #WordoftheWeek


Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. GAL x

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