I know I’ve been away for a really long time (the last post was only made possible because Joanna was a dear and baked up some gorgeous Macaroons) but I’m back with a new post :)
So you all know that I do not have an oven in Thailand but, my sister came over and brought me my handmixer + I just invested in a Zebra mixing bowl (my heart hurts from spending 20 bucks on a stainless steel bowl but you gotta do what you gotta do). So stay tuned to simple non-bake recipes in the future!
This time, I’m posting a recipe on Blondies. It’s one of those amazing one bowl recipes where you just chuck it all into a bowl, mix it about, and voila! You get a perfect dessert. These blondies are amazing, chewy & not too sweet (well, I could be getting a bit too used to Thai tastes – super sweet, salty and spicy)! Not only do they taste great, they’re so versatile. You can put in chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, almonds, anything that you think possible.
One reason I decided to get down to these blondies was partly because I had seen how decadent they looked on Smitten Kitchen but also partly because I needed to make something that wouldn’t melt or spoil in the Bangkok heat for my Entrepreneurship class.
A group of three exchange students (Angelique, Tatiana and myself), we were limited by the fact that we did not have an oven. I managed to borrow one from a friend, though, and whipped up these beauties. Our business was called Sawadee-Cake (heh, if you’ve been to Thailand you’d know that Sawadeeka is their greeting) and we managed to sell out everything within 2 hours. The response for these blondies were really good, with people asking me to sell more :D
I promise you that if you bake these beauties, you will not regret anything.
Adapted from How to Cook Everything
Makes one 8×8 inch tray
- 8 tbsp (1 stick, 4 ounces or 113 grams) butter (the original recipe asks you to melt it)
- 1 cup brown sugar – I used half cup of light brown and half cup of dark brown. You can just adjust this according to preference
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour
- Butter and line an 8×8 pan
- Cream with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
- Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in any additions (of chocolate chip, butterscotch etc.)
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F/175 ℃ for 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle. Cool on rack before cutting them.
Enjoy them. Om nom nom nom.
Hope I’ll be able to whip up more delicious things for you soon :)
P.S. My travel updates are all at Midi & Me