[Sca-cooks] OT - Blondie recipe

Kerri Martinsen kerrimart at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 28 08:34:53 PST 2007

I remember that I rather liked them gooy.  It was the most well worn page of mom's Betty Crocker Cookbook (1950 version).  I get the cookbook when she dies.  (running family joke...)

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
>Sent: Jan 27, 2007 9:14 PM
>To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OT - Blondie recipe
>On Jan 27, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Daniel Myers wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> Ok, so I tried to make a pan of blondies using a recipe straight out
>> of the Better Homes cookbook and now I'm rather vexed.  While the
>> results looked perfect and smelled wonderful, when they were cut they
>> turned out to be complete goo beneath a crunchy top (though they
>> still taste good).  I assume something is amiss in the proportions of
>> fats to flour to eggs, but I'll be darned if I know where to begin
>> fixing the recipe.  This is the very first time a Better Homes recipe
>> has turned out anything other than stereotypical for me.  It's a bit
>> like an old friend has let me down.
>> 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.
>> Any thoughts?  Better recipes?
>> - Doc
>How close did you get to their pan specification (IOW, was it the  
>right size, and/or did you fill the pan to the specified depth, or  
>rather, the correct depth for the pan size specified)? Oven temp?  
>High humidity? High altitude? Did you measure anything by  
>approximating volume instead of weight? Did you let them cool before  
>cutting into them?
>These are pretty standard questions to be answered when things like  
>this happen...
>"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
>brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
>eat cake!"
>     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
>"Confessions", 1782
>"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
>     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
>Holt, 07/29/04
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