For Home Baker's Challenge this month, Sharanya of Just not the cakes has suggested each recipe for the American food holidays;
January 6 National Shortbread Day
January 16 National Fig Newton Day
January 21 National Granola Bar Day
January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23 National Pie Day
January 29 National Corn chip Day
I've chosen Blonde Brownie. Blonde Brownies (or just blondies) is a rich dessert prepared with just flour and brown sugar. It turned out delicious. I am very happy as my little one liked it too..
Adapted from here.
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Butter 1/2 cup melted
Vanilla Powder 1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar 1 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1/8 tsp
Chopped walnuts 1/3 cup
Salt a pinch
In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well and keep it aside
In a large bowl or a stand mixer, combine melted butter, vanilla powder and brown sugar. Mix well until well combined. Now add egg and whisk on a medium speed till done.
Preheat the oven at 180 deg C for 10 minutes.
Add the flour mixture little by little until all of it gets combined well with the wet ingredients. Add chopped walnuts and give it a mix.
In a loaf pan, arrange a baking sheet. Spread little flour and butter on the sheet. Pour the mix into the pan. Gently press using another baking sheet so that it is spread uniform.
Bake at 180 deg C for 20-25 minutes until done or a tooth prick inserted comes out clean. Cool and then cut into squares and serve.
Notes: I've used dark brown sugar. The original recipe calls for 8x8 pan. I didn't have it; so tried with usual loaf pan. You can replace walnuts with chocolate chips or any other nuts.