What is Brownie
Brownies are easy to make from scratch and are perhaps the most forgiving of all recipes; it is hard to go wrong with them. The one important key to great tasting brownies is to not overcook them – the resulting brownie should be moist, dense and chewy.
Brownies are one of America’s best-loved culinary inventions. Although the origin of brownie is not clear, they have been eaten in America, since the 19th century, first appearing in the 1897 Sears, Roebuck Catalog. The original recipe was probably created when a careless cook failed to add baking powder to a chocolate cake batter. This has been traced to a housewife in Bangor Maine, who baked a chocolate cake for a dinner party which didn’t rise properly. Not having enough time to bake something new, she cut out flattened pieces from the pan and served them at the party. They were a hit, and as they say “the rest is history”.
Blonde Toffee Brownie
This blonde toffee brownie recipe is a departure from the typical chocolate brownie. Made with brown sugar, butter, white chocolate chips, and toffee bits it tastes more like a kicked-up drop cookie.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup toffee bits
6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) white chocolate chips
13×9-inch baking pan
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly Grease 13×9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Step 3: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
step 4: In large bowl, with electric mixer cream together butter and sugars.
Step 5: Add eggs and vanilla extract, then beat until fluffy.
Step 6: Blend in flour mixture.
Step 7: Stir in white chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Step 8: Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
Step 9: Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool before cutting.
Makes 24 brownies.Tags: Toffee Brownie