I was sort of let down by the Applebees copycat recipes for their Maple Butter Blondie. Applebees' blondie is nothing like a traditional blondie and is more cake-like and even sometimes dry (all the better for the ice cream and maple sauce). The blondie recipes I found online were always butter-laden with fudgy textures, which I don't care for. So I made this recipe.
Second: most of the maple sauces are brown sugar recipes, but Applebees' sauce is white. So I used cream, white chocolate chips and white sugar to keep that coloring. Unfortunately, the maple extract has caramel color, so it darkened the sauce a little bit, but it was still good in my opinion.
I hope you like it.
Does 'zaar really need _another_ Brownie recipe? Probably not but this is a wonderful old recipe from the Edith Hansen cook book. It gives a chewy, dense brownie with an old fashioned flavor. Be careful to not overbake it.
The original recipe calls for "part lard if desired" which I have left in as part of the recipe's charm but I always use margarine. Frosting these is gilding the lilly so I don't.
This is a very 'tasty & showy' treat, which is a staple on my "Christmas" baking list. Cut into small pieces. That way you can have two without feeling guilty. Don't be put off by the amount of ingredients. This comes together very quickly. Almost too quickly : )
This is an easy recipe that uses a cake mix and a jar of fruit preserves. The basic recipe can be easily altered according to your preference. For example, instead of cherry preserves, try chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or raspberry jam. For lower-fat option, see note at end of instructions.
I ran across a similar brownie recipe on another forum to use as a guide - I then reduced the fat and sugar content so I wouldn't feel so guilty, but you would never know it by the taste! The cherries add a delicious surprise inside the fudgy brownies. Moreover, they are very simple to make. What's not to love? I use 60% Cocoa Ghirardelli baking chips for this recipe
This recipe has been in my family recipe book for more than 20 years... I can't remember if I got it off a friend or out of the newspaper or if it was from my mother.... it's an "always been there" recipe and if you double it you can keep a whole school class full of kids very happy. It disappears rather quickly around adults too :) This recipe is different from many other ones with condensed milk, coconut etc because it contains sultanas but no nuts. It's easy to make and stores well in an airtight container... so can be made in advance, handy when party planning. The icing can be made with chocolate OR cocoa powder or a little of both, works well all ways.
PLEASE NOTE: this single batch of the recipe calls for HALF a can of condensed milk... our cans are 397 grams = 14 oz) so you will only need 7 oz. DO melt the butter completely before adding the condensed milk, otherwise you will have lumps of butter that are difficult to melt, and do keep the heat very low for the condensed milk mixture because it scorches easily. The finished bar /slice is also nicer if you leave the cookie crumbs fairly chunky and *not* a fine dust.
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