January 22nd is National Blondie Day. Do you know what makes these different from the usual brownie?
🟡 Blonde brownies or “blondies” are the same as typical brownies but don’t include cocoa in the ingredients list. They’re both technically “cookie bars” since they’re softer than cookies, but not as fluffy as a cake.
🟡 Instead of going for a chocolate taste, blondies strive for a rich, buttery vanilla or caramel taste.
🟡 Brown butter is a key ingredient in blondies that really sets them apart. It’s made by slowly heating butter in a pan until its color changes to a deep amber and scent and flavor becomes nutty.
🟡 Another distinguishing difference is blondies usually call for brown sugar instead of refined granulated sugar. This adds to the overall butterscotch-like flavor.
🟡 Add-ins that go well with blondies include pecans, walnuts, dried fruit, white chocolate, and macadamia nuts.