I wanted to make something for my dad for Father's Day but it had to be suitable for carrying on a train, and also I knew my sister was planning to make a cake (which was delicious, by the way!). I was flicking through a recipe book I got for my birthday in April, Baked in America - there's something about this book that really appeals to me. I came across a recipe for Toffee Walnut Blondies and as I love brownies but haven't made blondies before, I wanted to give these a go.
You start by creaming butter, sugar, instant coffee granules and vanilla flavouring, then add some eggs.
Melt some white chocolate and add to the mixture
The mixture coming together... finally fold in some chopped walnuts and some more chopped white chocolate.
Pour into a pan and bake in the oven for 20-30 mins
I think I left it in slightly too long!
Trim off any slightly burnt edges (ahem) and cut into squares
If you want the full recipe, it's on page 34 of Baked in America by Outsider Tart :-) I promise next time I bake from this book, I'll give you the full recipe (with the publisher's permission of course).
This recipe contains both chocolate and coffee, which is the theme for this month's We Should Cocoa challenge, guest hosted this month by The Kitchenmaid. The challenge is the brainchild of Choclette and Chele.