[Sca-cooks] OT - Blondie recipe

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sat Jan 27 20:25:32 PST 2007

I've actually had this happen. We used to make these at home in the
bottom of the broiler pan. I think my mom just did a double batch for that
size pan. I set out to make a batch in different sized
pan up here and they didn't turn out. I think we ate them over ice cream 
in the end.
Gooey in the middle. I went back the next time and used the recipe in 
the Nestle
Choc Chip cookbook. They turned out ok. I think that they are prone to 
problems unless
one using fresh baking powder, eggs, butter, etc. Butter also and not 
watery oleo these days too.
Size of the eggs might matter.
The recipe on Nestle's webpage is

*Ingredients: *

    * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
    * 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
    * 3 large eggs
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate

*PREHEAT* oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

*COMBINE* flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and 
butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla 
extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into 
prepared pan.
*BAKE* for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on 
wire rack.

Looks simple but apparently enough people have trouble with them that 
Cooks Illustrated did
an entire article on deconstructing them back in July 2005.

Hope this helps


Daniel Myers wrote:
>>> Anyways, the recipe calls for 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2
>>> cup butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt.
> The pan was just what was called for (8x12), depth wasn't specified,  
> our oven seems to be reasonably close (and I even had it properly pre- 
> heated this time), altitude & humidity aren't a problem, all  
> measurements given were by volume, and it said to cut them hot  
> (though it's still goo now that they're cold).
> The goo layer really reminds me of what happens when the fat ratio is  
> off - which is why I keep going back to it.  Interestingly enough,  
> the recipe is in an older version of the BH cookbook, but not in my  
> newer one.
> Oh bother.
> - Doc

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