Peanut Butter Blondies… FROM HEAVEN (and The Casual Baker)

by autumn on March 15, 2010

Make a new friend. Make a few. You’re going to need them, unless you want to put away an entire pan of blondies. Not that I’d judge (see above).

I first made these for my friends who were coming from another borough to cook gluten-free with me. The boyfriend knows my secret baked-good calculus: the awesomeness of what I make for you is exponentially related to the number of boroughs you must traverse to get to me. Queens guilt.

While I’m talking about math, two things: a) I’m not that great at making friends. b) I’ve made these twice in the past month. Did I ever tell you I took logic in college? If a and b then I’ve eaten a lot of blondies recently. I got plenty, but didn’t polish off two pans. Though, for the record, I wouldn’t back down from that challenge.

The thing about these is you’ll seek out people to share them with. You’ll evangelize about these blondies. I brought them to a food swap/twitter meet-up in another borough. On a Sunday. When the A train was running local. Did I mention I’m not good at making friends?

Worth it.

But if this was my recipe, I wouldn’t be evangelizing. I would just be bragging. There’s this great blog called the Casual Baker with a great recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies with Butterscotch Ganache. I barely changed anything, save for subbing (1:1) Bob’s Red Mill all purpose gluten-free mix+ 3/4 t. xanthan gum for the gluten-y flour. In my neck of the woods, the most readily available butterscotch chips (Nestle!) have gluten, but luckily the (Nestle!) white chocolate chips are just fine. I opted out of the ganache and mixed 1 cup right into the batter.

You’ll make friends whether you like it or not.

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1 Kate March 16, 2010 at 3:26 am

Surely we’d be friends regardless of the blondies, but I must say your way of woo’ing was a massive success!

I bypassed college-level math solely on the basis of my freshman philosophy of logic class. I took my spiral notebook into my (transferred) college’s office and showed them the diagrams. it pays to be a hoarder, ha!


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