Thursday, May 17, 2007
Peanut Butter Blondie
How can you make a blonde even better? Add peanut butter! LOL.
Okay, I'll admit it, I have food crush on PIday. Her blog is so inspiring. I know, my food will never look as good as hers. But a girl can try. If nothing else it tastes good.
Peanut Butter Blondies with White Chocolate and Pecans
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans [okay, okay, I didn't toast them]
1/2 cup chocolate chips*
1/2 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate [I didn't have any so I just skipped it]
Preheat oven to 325F.
Grease and lightly flour and 8 inch square baking pan.[my square pan was dirty so I used a pie pan]
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the peanut butter and the sugars until smoothm about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in the pecans, chocolate chips and the white chocolate, reserving 2 TBSP of each.
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved pecans, chips and white chocolate evenly over the top and, using a spatula, gently press into the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean with moist crumbs attached.
Do not overbake. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting and serving.