Tuesday, July 27, 2010
TWD: Chewy, Chunky Blondies
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Chewy, Chunky Blondies. I had high expectations for this recipe and anticipated it would probably be Josh’s new favorite treat. Sadly, my bars did not come out quite as wonderful as I expected them to. They didn’t seem done after the allotted baking time, so I baked them a bit longer since I didn’t think it would be possible to slice them, and possibly ruined the texture. (These photos were taken about four days after I made them, so they are not at their prime. And yikes – there were still some left four days after I made them; almost imaginable around here.) My add-ins were a cup of chocolate chips, a cup of toffee bits, and a cup of walnuts. Just last week I was saying how nuts interrupted brownies, but with blondies, I think they’re a nice addition to cut the sweetness a bit.
“Too much” has never been an issue for Josh when it comes to desserts (and the recipe comes with a warning that it is more mix-in than cookie), but he actually said he would have preferred a higher dough to chip ratio. Since I wasn’t completely satisfied with how they turned out, I kind of wanted to make them again, but I ran out of time and decided it could wait until we are low on treats. Even though we didn’t love the blondies, they’re still pretty good. This recipe rated a 7 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.8. Many thanks to Nicole of Cookies on Friday for selecting a recipe I’d wanted to try for a while. You can find the recipe here on her site and visit the TWD site to see how the blondies turned out for the rest of the group.