Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TWD: Almond Roca Blondies

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Nicole of Bakeologie, found on page 119 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Wow. These blondies were some of the best I've ever had. They had that slightly sugared-crisp crust that yielded to a very moist and chewy interior filled with melty chocolate and crunchy nuts. I think the peanut butter/nut butter really added to the moistness but didn't overpower the overall taste. The salt in the recipe was a nice touch. When I ate envisioned mini volcanic eruptions of the individual grains of salt on my tongue. These were truly incredible.

I tweaked the flavorings of this recipe a little bit:
-almond butter instead of peanut butter
-Add 1/2 cup crushed toffee (Skor or Heath)
-use almonds instead of peanuts
-chunks of chocolate instead of mini chips

17 comments:

Valerie said...

Ooo yum! Great idea to add the toffee bits, they look delicious.

kitchen flavours said...

Looks great! This is on my list to do for several weeks now! Will get to this soon!

Pamela said...

I love almond butter and I am sure that these are stellar made with it. Gotta remember that for next time!

Jennifurla said...

I love these, nice twist

spike. said...

love your take on the recipe!

Danielle said...

Yum, I love your version of the recipe! Toffee is great in anything.

Peggy said...

Oh I bet the almond butter was delicious!! Great job as always.

Jeannette said...

yum, they look great!

Allison said...

Wow. These look lovely. We're huge blondie fans in my house. Going to have to take this recipe for a spin. I find that book so overwhelming--everything looks great. It's much easier to choose a recipe when it comes so highly recommended by another blogger. :)

Nichi said...

Love your changes, they look fantastic! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Clivia said...

Ooo. I never thought about adding almond butter to this, but what a great idea. Yours sound delicious!

Holly said...

Mmmmyum sounds delish!! I really need to try almond butter:)

Cakelaw said...

I am loving your almond version - fabulous!

Nickki said...

WOW. Your blondies look amazing! I agree, best blondie recipe I've ever tried :-)

Linda said...

I love your riff on the recipe - this looks and sounds terrific!

LDH said...

Wow, Tia, your changes sound so very good! So creative :)

jillbert said...

Toffee would be great in these. Your version sounds delicious!