Friday 6 December 2013

Banana Blondies

David has been busy studying for his finals this past we just HAD to bake him something to celebrate the end of all the studying and worrying and stressing and writing and everything that comes with it.  It has been hard on all of us, but that's over now.

David is a certifiable CHOC-O-HOLIC.  Chocolate doesn't stand a chance in this house, once he sniffs it out. Originally I was going to make a devils food cake covered in a rich chocolate ganache...but then I thought about how I would most likely eat loads of it and how difficult a layer cake and icing can be with a small baby who refuses to nap.  Brownies seemed like the best option...chocolatey, gooey, and quick to throw together. 

Only problem...I didn't have cocoa, or dark chocolate

I did however, have all the ingredients for Dan Lepard's Banana Blondies minus the brazil nut toffee bit (milk chocolate chips always come in handy).

Blondies for my Blondie

These Blondies are surprisingly sweet, dare I say too sweet...well possibly too sweet for me, but not for Mr. Greedy Guts.  The banana flavour is strong, actually they taste a lot like banana bread.  I don't know if I would go through all the faff of making the brazil nut toffee next time (remember...small naps) but I do think a handful of chopped macadamia nuts would make them more luxurious (not that I can afford macadamia nuts).  

I like Blondies, I like these blondies...I'm thinking about adding them to my Christmas Eve menu with ice cream...