It always happens when you have a cupboard full of baking goods, you get to the point where you have small quantities of stuff left over as you didn’t need to use it in previous recipes, a handful of different kinds of nuts, random bits of chocolate or dried fruit. Well I have a cupboard solving recipe for you – kitchen sink blondies. These bad boys use up all the last bits and pieces of the baking stores and create a scrummy treat for everyone to enjoy and they are the perfect treat to whip up at the weekend!
The best thing about blondies is they are the best of both worlds – cake and brownie!
350 grams Self-raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda
200 grams Unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into 1 inch cubes)
280 grams Soft dark brown muscovado sugar
2 Large eggs
2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract
400 grams of left over nuts, chocolate, biscuits and marshmallow’s (Use whatever you have to hand, quantities needn’t be specific)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees ( fan oven) and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking tin. Line the bottom with parchment paper and butter this too. Set to one side.
2. Add to the flour, and bicarb of soda and give everything a stir.
3. In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment mix together the butter and dark muscovado sugar on medium speed until you have a smooth, creamy, fluffy mixture. This should take 5-8 minutes. Scrape down your bowl with a spatula.
4. Add the eggs to the batter one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down your bowl with your spatula. Add the vanilla extract and mix for 30 seconds longer.
5. Add your flour mixture in two batches, mixing until just combined. Add your add-ins and mix for around 10 seconds making sure that everything has been evenly incorporated. The batter will still be quite thick.
6. Scrape the batter into your cake tin and smooth the surface over using an offset spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
7. Place the tin on a wire rack and leave to cool for 30 minutes. Transfer from your tin to the wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and dig in!