Fruits? Naah.. Reminds me of visiting someone at the hospital.
Chocolates? I am a bit careful when I get this for kids ‘cuz I know parents who don’t introduce chocolates to their kids until they are about 10 or so. Yeah, really. Though I am super glad my parents didn’t think of something like this, I respect these parents’ decision.
That’s when I decided to play it safe and bake something myself. TH may disagree about the ‘safe’ part but who listens to him anyway, right?
So I decided to bake these lovely butterscotch blondies. This is a step-by-step recipe, my first one inspired by Zesty Cook. These blondies are quite foolproof and really yummy, not to mention a great variation from the usual chocolate brownies!
The best part is, the recipe doesn’t involve any kind of whipping, or beating, or creaming, or other complicated baking techniques. This is best suited for baking beginners. So this is for all those of you who are looking to bake something simple and easy.
*The final recipe is at the end of the post, so if you want to skip the yada yada and get to it straightaway, please keep scrolling. Thanks!*
Now, its time for the star ingredient – Butterscotch Chips!
I didn’t find any in the baking supplies store near my house but they had these really cute caramel drops that were really tiny chips of caramel, so I used these instead. We will need 3/4 cup of chips.
The dome-like lid lets you take a peek into what’s baking. You see those tiny holes near the edge of the glass disc? That’s where I insert my ‘toothpick’ to check if my cakes are done. Though, when I say toothpick, I actually mean an extra long skewer!
After about 30-40 mins of baking, your butterscotch blondies should look like this. If you are anything like me, you would have to resist the temptation to just dig your hands in and remind yourself just in time that you baked these for your cousin and family.
Its quite easy after that..
Pack it in a container…
Oh, this should easily get you about 18-20 squares if you use an 8 by 8 cake tray so you will have enough for yourselves too!
Here is the recipe again without the annoying pictures meddling with it:
ButterScotch Blondies Recipe
Makes 12 squares
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1 pinch salt
How I Made It:
1. Cream the melted butter and sugar until well blended.
2. Add the egg and mix well. Then add the vanilla extract.
3. Dunk the flour and salt in. Mix well until combined, with no lumps.
4. Add the chips and mix gently.
5. Transfer to a greased cake tray to a pre-heated oven at 350 F / 174 C and bake for about 30 mins or until a toothpick/skewer comes out clean.
6. Cool, cut into squares and enjoy!