Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TWD: Chewy, Chunky Blondies



This yummy recipe was chosen by Nicole from Cookies on Friday. Check out her blog for the recipe and check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site for past and upcoming recipe schedules and the TWD members blogroll.

My thoughts on these blondies: "Awesome!" I omitted the coconut because I don't like the texture. I also omitted the salt because I used lightly salted mixed nuts instead of the walnuts. Lately I have been inspired to use different types of seasoned nuts in my baking. I am especially loving the end results from using honey-roasted peanuts or lightly salted nuts.

These are chewy and dense, not cakey and dry like a lot of blondies tend to be. Simply delicious, as one would expect from Dorie Greenspan. The array of mixed nuts made these a little unpredictable. Every bite was different! Almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, macadamias and cashews - just threw them in whole, not chopped, because I think they looked prettier. I also chopped the chocolate coarsely, which truly make these 'chunky'.

The next time I'm going to use the blondie dough recipe with white chocolate chunks, toffee bits and macadamia nuts.

17 comments:

Brenda said...

These look absolutely scrumptious Tia!! I wish I could reach through the computer and grab one to eat with my morning coffee.

Pamela said...

These look great. A blondie like this is meant to be chunky, so you did good! The mixed nuts sound wonderful, too.

Valerie said...

What a delicious assortment of nuts! Your blondies are perfectly baked. :D

Nickki said...

Your blondies look perfect! x

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Karen said...

Your blondies look delicious! What a great idea to use the lightly salted nuts!

sarahe said...

i love the idea of using salted mixed nuts! i think that would definitely add a lot to this recipe

Judy said...

Using mixed nuts is a terrific idea -- lots of texture, flavors, and that touch of salt. Nicely done.

Sweet and Savory said...

Great, using salted nuts. They look terrific.

The Food Hunter said...

Yummy!!!

Natalie said...

yours looks so perfect and pretty!

Katrina said...

These are so perfect for doing whatever you feel like, huh.
Oh the macadamia ones sound good!

Jessica said...

Your blondies look so perfect! I think I overbaked mine. Next time I want to achieve the chewy perfection that you got with these blondies. Way to go.

Clivia said...

I love the look of all those nuts amongst the gooey deliciousness. Beautiful!

Tia said...

Yes, the mixed nuts definitely got 2 thumbs up here. I think the mouthfuls that happened to have cashews in them were my favorites. :)

Nicole said...

I like the big chunks of nuts. What a good idea. Thanks for baking along with me this week!

TeaLady said...

I LOVE the idea of using spiced/seasoned nuts for baking. How creative. That big hunk of almond makes these blondies look even better.