Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nigella's Blondies

Finally for the last thing I made for work the other day. This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson's book 'Kitchen'. One of my favourite things about Nigella is the way she writes before each recipe. Her take on these made me laugh out loud as she explains that some people might say these are not proper blondies because of the dark chocolate chips (well mine were milk chocolate as this was all I had). Her excuse was that we all know that outside of Scandinavia, there is no such thing as a natural blonde over 24 years. Therefore these with the dark chocolate bits are just the "Blondies showing their roots". Sorry to you blondes out there but I think she may have a point....


200g oats (not instant)- I didn't use the jumbo ones
100g flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
150g soft butter
100g brown sugar
1 can condensed milk
1 egg
170g dark chocolate chips or bits

Oven to 180C and line a tin with baking paper.

Combine the oats, flour and soda in a bowl.

In another bowl beat the butter with the sugar until it is soft and pale then add the condensed milk followed by the oats, flour and soda. Mix well then add the egg, then fold in the chocolate.

Put into the tin and bake about 30 mins. When it is ready it will be quite a pronounced gold around the edges and coming away from the tin. It will look and feel cooked in the tin but will also be quite squidgy. Mine was a little overcooked but it still tasted good.

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