I should not have done that.
I should not have taken that bite. Because now all I can think about is how much I just want to eat the whole pan and those blondies are one of the desserts for the party tomorrow night.
The party which is now at 50 people. I like to think they heard I was doing all the food and wanted in on that action*.
There is still a lot of food to be made, but I think you all need to have these blondies in your life. Because they have brown butter and toffee. And I think we established in the comment section of the broccoli post that we all love brown butter.
Brown butter and toffee? They go together better than Ben and Jerry. Peanut butter and Jelly. Me and looking ridiculous.
So, go forth and make these. If you plan to share the blondies, don’t try one, especially when its still warm. Because you will not want to share. You will want to put on Some Like It Hot and eat them straight from the pan.
*The reality is their instructors threatened them. Mine likes to threaten me with the “frame holder”. A lot of cursing him under my breath ensues.
Brown Butter Toffee Blondies (printable)
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Normally adding the nuts to recipes is optional. I’m going to say that these aren’t optional. You can change them out if you don’t like walnuts, but please don’t leave them out (unless you’re allergic).
And for the love of all that is good and tasty, don’t forget the salt.
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
2 cups packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1 cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan (or spray it with Baker’s Joy. God bless that stuff.)
In a saucepan (a light colored pan is really helpful here, avoid nonstick if possible) over medium heat cook the butter until it turns golden brown and delicious. Pour it into the work bowl of a stand mixer and cool.
When the butter is cool, add the sugars and mix with the paddle attachment. Add the eggs and beat on medium-high until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the vanilla and beat to combine. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, toffee and nuts. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake until a cake tester comes out clean 30-40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Eat a corner piece while its still warm and decide this is what heaven smells and tastes like. Resolve to be a better person so you can one day find out.