Butterscotch blondies

These bars are easy to make and are made by hand with a wooden spoon – no electric beaters involved. The look and taste is uncomplicated, which is part of the appeal – just good home-made bars to be enjoyed any time of the day.  I have left white chocolate chips as optional, the white chocolate would make them a little more special and are my husband’s preferred version.

The bars are best eaten on the day they are made, however they will keep for a further two days in an airtight container.

Makes 18 slices|Baking time 20-25 minutes| Easy

Utensils required: Hand whisk|Wooden spoon|Measuring cups & spoons OR scale|Saucepan & bowl|20x30cm tin

125 grams unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (187 grams) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (220 grams) soft light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (50 grams) roughly chopped walnuts or pecans
100 grams white chocolate chips (optional)

  1. Preheat to the oven to 170 degrees C
  2. Grease and line a 20×30 cm baking tin
  3. Melt butter and cool slightly
  4. Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in a medium size bowl
  5. Whisk eggs and add vanilla and then melted butter and whisk again
  6. Make a well in the flour and pour in the melted butter mixture, mix with a wooden spoon until combined
  7. Fold in nuts and white chocolate chips if using
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a light golden brown
  9. Cool in the tin for about 30 minutes before cutting into slices