Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homemade blondies!

Matt's in the unfortunate position of being stuck at home today due to car troubles, but I'm taking the opportunity to make up some dairy-free baked goods!

This is a blondie recipe which I adapted and have been using for years. I found the original recipe overly sweet and have probably only ever added the walnuts once (I don't care for the slight bitterness that they add).

This time around, I replaced the butter with vegan margarine, used half of the recommended chocolate chips and substituted about ¼ cup of all-purpose flour for the equivalent amount of coconut flour. The resulting blondies were a bit more "cake-y" than usual, but were still fantastic. It was also a saltier blondie than I usually make — undoubtedly a result of the fact that I sprinkled the batter with sea salt before baking, but I like them!

I should have doubled the recipe to allow for the fact that I baked these in my tamago pan, and wouldn't add quite as much salt next time, but these certainly aren't going to go to waste!

P.S. I also got the chance to make homemade breakfast sausage this weekend (loosely based on this recipe), with organic pork belly and a mortar-and-pestle-crushed blend of fennel, sea salt, Tellicherry peppercorn, roasted garlic seasoning and paprika. It's easily the best sausage I've ever eaten.



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