Whether or not you’re celebrating, Valentines day is just around the corner. If you’re celebrating with your significant other, with friends or on your own – this is the perfect treat regardless of how you’re celebrating.
It’s been a while since I made blondies last time and thought it was time to change that – plus with valentines day around the corner, why not make them a little more festive. I wanted them to be pink and was thinking about how to make them pink without using colouring and I found that I had some strawberry powder and these blondies were born.
The fact that strawberry and white chocolate work so well together and being able to use all natural flavours without using artificial strawberry extract (which is disgusting for sure), whoever you make these for will be more than thankful for the delicious treat!
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
250g white chocolate.
200g granulated sugar.
235g plain flour.
1/2 tsp salt.
25g strawberry powder.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
200g white chocolate chips.
100g strawberry jam (I used one made with champagne).
Before you get into making the blondies, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by weighing up all of your ingredients, line your 9 inch square tin and preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and get any equipment you intend on using.
Into a heatproof bowl, place your butter and blonde chocolate and melt them in a microwave in 10 second intervals, try your best not to get the mixture too hot. If this happens, the mixture may split.
Add in the sugar and whisk until its fully incorporated.
Now you can add the eggs and whisk until they have been fully worked into the mixture – now is also the perfect time to add in the vanilla extract.
Don’t forget to add in the strawberry powder and whisk it into to the mixture until fully incorporated.
Take the flour and chocolate chips, then add them into the mixture – mix/fold them in until they are fully incorporated.
Grab your lined 9×9 tin and pour your blondie batter into the tin and level it out as best you can.
Now take the strawberry jam and place dollops over the top of the blonde batter and use something like a butter knife to swirl the spread around and it should have swirls on top of the batter.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre
Once they are fully baked, remove from the oven and finish them off. Take some white chocolate chips and scatter over the top – they will melt a little and sit on top of the blondies perfectly.
Allow them to cool down fully before you try and remove them from the tin. Once completely cooled down, place the tin into the fridge (this is to help them be as dense and fudgy as possible) overnight or until the following day.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below