In the world of human stereotypes it is the blonde who is the more obviously attractive and the brunette who has the duller, ‘girl next door’ image. But, in the cake world it’s the other way around… the Blondie with it’s paler coloring is the less attractive on the plate and has to work a little harder to get some attention. The rich chewy chocolate charms of the Brownie is the one that most would reach for.
These Chocolate Fudge Blondies have a chewy, hidden depth. They are so easy to throw together and bake in no time. As with any moist brownie, they keep well in an airtight container. So, put your preconceptions aside and have a blondie moment…because you’re worth it!
200g butter softened
175g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250 plain flower
1 tsp baking powder
200g white chocolate, melted
75g fudge small chunks
75g dark chocolate small chunks
Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm tin with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180c (350F). Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla beating well after each addition. Add the flour, baking powder and melted chocolate and beat until combined. Spoon half the blondie mixture into the prepared tin . Mix together the fudge and chocolate chips and sprinkle over the mixture. Spoon the remaining mixture on top and spread out to cover the chips completely. Bake for 25 to 30 mins until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in the tin, slice in to 12 large pieces or, as I do, 24 smaller ones. If you do cut them into 24, remember to eat twice as many.