Saturday, 16 May 2015

Brownie & Blondie Layer Bake

What could be better than brownies? Or blondies?

It occurred to me that the answer might be "both". Together. They're similar enough recipes that I figured it should be fine to just chuck both mixtures into the same pan and bake them together.

I made up two-thirds of a batch of chocolate brownie mix and half a batch of cranberry blondies (but with cherries), and this was the result. It's a little bit more work than making just one or the other, but I think it's well worth it.

Brownie & Blondie Layer Bake

Brownie & Blondie Layer Bake
Makes 30

For the brownie mix:
120g dark chocolate
120g butter
240g soft brown sugar
3 eggs
½tsp vanilla extract
90g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
90g walnut pieces

For the blondie mix:
125g butter
125g soft brown sugar
70g white sugar
1 egg
½tsp vanilla essence
165g plain flour
¾tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate chips
100g glace cherries (chopped)

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
  2. Grease and line a large, deep baking pan (23x33cm, 9x13in).
  3. To make the brownie mix, first melt the chocolate over a bain marie, and set aside to cool.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar, and add the eggs and vanilla. Beat together.
  5. Add the chocolate to the beaten mixture, and stir until combined
  6. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder, and stir in the walnuts.
  7. Pour the brownie mix into the baking pan, and spread out with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  8. Make the blondie mix, beginning by creaming together the butter and the sugars.
  9. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  10. Fold in the flour and baking powder.
  11. Stir through the cherries and chocolate chips.
  12. Arrange dollops of blondie mixture on top of the brownie mix, and smooth down as far as possible (the blondie mixture is thicker than that of the brownie, so this won't be neat, but it will all level out in the oven).
  13. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  14. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tin, before cutting into pieces and removing to a wire cooling rack.


Emma said...

Ooh, I'm glad you shared this one, I wanted to make this when I saw your tweets about them. Added to my list!

Rachel said...

It sounds absolutely delicious!

Christophe said...

Great recipe! It's not a lunch time and I am already hungry :)

mypixieblog said...

This is my music to my ears :) Sounds absolutely heavenly. Hope all is well with you, Rachel! XOXO

Jenny said...

yum these sound amazing

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