leftover buttercream in my fridge and had been toying with making apple or carrot cupcakes with caramel icing. It is funny how some recipes stick in my mind. Once I thought apples, I decided the buttercream could wait and I must use up some white chocolate in the Apple and White Chocolate Blondies that Lucy posted on The Kitchen Maid almost two years ago.
I am sending these blondies to Jac at Tinned Tomatoes for Bookmarked Recipes.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Corn fritters
Two years ago: WHB Spinach pancakes - a little less ordinary
Three years ago: Entertaining for everyone - rice paper rolls and rice salad
Four years ago: The Wall, Rose Petals and Biscuits
Five years ago: Indulgently frugal fudge slice
Six years ago: Easy Peasy Risotto Soup
Apple and White Chocolate Blondies
Adapted from The Kitchen Maid
250g apples (about 3 largish Granny Smith apples or use unsweetened applesauce)
235g butter, diced (I used margarine)
235g white chocolate, roughly chopped
200g brown sugar
150g plain flour (I used 100g white 50g wholemeal)
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Peel. quarter, core and thinly slice apples. Place in small to medium saucepan with a splash or two of water and cook over low heat until apples are mushy. (I didn't time this - it is not too long - perhaps 20 minutes - so stir occasionally and keep an eye on them.)
Melt butter and white chocolate in large heatproof bowl in the microwave (or over the stovetop). Beat together the eggs and sugar until creamy. Add the white chocolate mixture and beat in. Stir in the apple and then the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until mixed. Pour into a greased and lined cake tin (I used a swiss roll tin but I think a smaller slice tin might work ok as mine were rather small).
Bake at 180 C for about 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown and coming away from the sides. They will still be very soft in the middle. Rest for about 30 minutes before carefully turning out of tin to cool on a wire rack. Best eaten warm from oven or after about day 2 or 3. Patience will be rewarded!
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