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Sunday, 5 June 2011


"Uh-huh make me tonight
Make it right
Uh-huh make me tonight

Oh, uh-huh make it magnificent

With these commanding lyrics from Blondie's Atomic I felt obliged to make these namesake bakes and make them the best I possibly could. I have to say that with their White chocolate, vanilla and pecan combination they were pretty magnificent. I found the recipe in The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook which I've had for a few months but haven't really used. I've been meaning to try making Blondies for a while now - they are slightly less rich than the dark chocolate brownie version but as equally addictive!

The Recipe

150g white chocolate, broken up
125g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
200g plain flour
pinch of salt
120g pecan nuts, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 170c. Line a 33 x 23 x 5cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Leave until they have melted together.
3. Remove from heat. Add the sugar and stir until well incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, stirring briskly. The mixture may look like it is starting to split but it will be fine. Add the flour, salt and pecan nuts and stir until well incorporated.
4. Spoon the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and the centre is still soft. Leave to cool completely.


  1. I found exactly the same when I made blondies recently- just as addictive, but as they tasted less rich than their dark chocolate cousins, I was able to eat more!

  2. I just made some brownies today. Think I should give these a try one day, they look amazing.

  3. I love blondies!! sometimes i make them with some peanut butter :) yum yum!!! :)

  4. Love the Blondies..

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  5. They look delicious. I've heard mixed reviews of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, but it looks like they got this recipe right!

  6. Mmm yummy, I'm definitely a blondie girl! Another good blondie recipe is in Eric Lanlard's book, peanut butter blondies.

  7. I have never tried blondies, they look delicious!!

  8. Thanks for your comments. I like the sound of peanut butter in the blondes. I reallyn need to get Eric Lanlard's book.

  9. These look lovely! This is one of the few recipes in the Hummingbird book I haven't tried but I can promise you that the rest of them are fantastic and always turn out perfect.

  10. Thanks a lot for this recipe MissCakeBaker! I am not a big fan of brownies and decided to make blondies last weekend and loved them so much that I am making them now for my family I am visiting, and since I haven't taken my Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook with me this post is a blessing! By the way this recipe works really well with gluten free flour, if any coeliac out there wondered.