Kitchen Sink Blondies

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!

Ingredients

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.

mix the butter and sugar together

mix the butter and sugar together

mix until creamy and fluffy

mix until creamy and fluffy

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.

add the flour and eggs and mix together

add the flour and eggs and mix together

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.

choose whatever extras you want - chocolate, nuts, biscuits.....

choose whatever extras you want – chocolate, nuts, biscuits…..

and add to the mix

and add to the mix

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.

and into the pan it goes

and into the pan it goes

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!

out of the oven golden brown and a little bit gooey

out of the oven golden brown and a little bit gooey

Yum!

Yum!

Enjoy!

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