Blondie is the opposite of Brownie. Or in other words: a brownie without the chocolate. Sounds boring? I wouldn’t say so. In fact blondie gives you the brownie perfection beyond the chocolate.
In case you were wondering – I wasn’t born blonde. Until around the age of 18 my hair used to be light brown. I thought my natural colour was boring so I dyed my hair red. The result was fabulous but I soon realized that red hair requires very strict maintenance. This seemed even more boring to me but I didn’t want to go back to brown again. So one day it came to my mind: why not become a blonde?
I think that probably 70% of the women around the world have been blonde at certain point of their life. However there is a difference between being blonde and becoming a blondie. Few months after lightening my hair I realized that I loved this new image and I wanted to keep it for long. It felt for me like becoming a blondie made me a different person with more charm and more confidence. And here I am, more than 15 years later and my hair is still blonde. Nobody can imagine me any more as a brunette, even my mother!
Going back to today’s dessert: no matter if you like blonde hair or not, most probably you will love that blondie. Everyone loves it! It is very delicious and pleasantly chewy. The added walnuts and chocolate chips make it even more interesting from taste and texture prospective. And the best thing is that it can be made in literally 30 minutes, without a mixer!
Blondie with walnuts and chocolate chips
130 g butter, melted
220 g brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
150 g all purpose flour
30 g walnuts, finely chopped
30 g chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease well and flour a small baking pan
In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract and continue whisking until smooth. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until absorbed. Fold in the walnuts and the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the center is set and the edges start to become golden brown. Let cool for at least ½ hour before serving.