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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Double Chocolate Chip Blondie Recipe





I miss sweets. I've given them up recently, and its been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Science has proven that sugar acts on the brain in the same way heroin or other drugs do. I unfortunately won the genetic lottery of being a sugar addict. I went six weeks without sugar up till yesterday.

Ish and me went down to Cardiff Bay for the International Food Festival yesterday. For myself, it was like tossing an alcoholic in a swimming pool of rum and Coke. There was everything sweet from Welsh cakes to brownies, and of course ice-cream. We came upon one vendor selling what looked like blondies (though they called them brownies), and for a moment I almost grabbed one for later that night but realized I was resorting to old habits. It was the hard saying no, but I managed. However, I did grab an ice-cream, something I had been craving for a few weeks. A well deserved treat after dropping 10kg.

I'm back on track today, but now I can't get the blondies out of my head. It's the best of a cookie and a brownie in one. I can't have them today, but maybe in another six weeks I'll break out my old school blondie recipe for a bit of indulgence. You however, do not need to wait:

Ingredients:

● 1½ cups of all-purpose flour
● ½ teaspoon baking powder
● ½ teaspoon of salt
● 1½ cups dark brown sugar
● ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
● 1.5 sticks of softened unsalted butter
● ½ cup of white chocolate chips
● 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
● cooking spray 
● 2 eggs

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175c)
2. Mix dry ingredients.
3. Add wet ingredients, and continue mixing.
4. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with non-fat spray.
5. Transfer mixed batter with spatula and smooth flat.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.