Blondies with summer berries and marzipan
It was my last day at ALK Nordic last Friday. I had worked for ALK a few years back and this was a temp job for a colleague on maternity leave, so it was great to be back again and quite sad that could not stay longer this time. I was really happy to work there and therefore wanted to bake a little something for my colleagues on my last day. Regular brownies can be a bit intense and heavy, so I decided to bake a batch of blondies and added lots of mixed berries and marzipan to make it a bit more special. Very yummy! I was inspired by a recipe on bbcgoodfood.co.uk.
I had a bit of cake left over and actually had a few pieces for breakfast on Saturday…works great, nothing like a good piece of cake for breakfast on the weekend!
As a goodbye for now present I received an amazing cookbook full of delicious recipes for bread, cakes, tarts, cookies and pies. And I cannot wait to try them all out, they look so so good! Thanks ALK
You can mix this blondie recipe up as you like; use milk chocolate instead of white and one single type of berry instead of mixed. I’m sure the result will be amazing!
Here’s what you need:
200g unsalted butter
150g white chocolate, roughly chopped
300g cane sugar
3 large eggs
200g plain flour
¼ tsp salt
Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
120 g mixed berries, fresh or frozen
50 g of marzipan, cut into small cubes
What to do:
Turn you oven on to to 180C
Melt the butter in a pan. Cool for 5 minutes, then add half the white chocolate and set aside for a couple of minutes to melt. Stir until smooth.
Use electric beaters to whisk the cane sugar, vanilla seeds and eggs together for about 2 minutes until thick and pale. Tip in the flour, salt and cooled chocolatey butter then fold in with a large spoon until even.
Pour the mix into a tin approx. 25cm x 22cm, then scatter with the rest of the chocolate, marzipan cubes and berries. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until risen all over, with a dark golden crust. Cool completely in the tin, then cut into squares.
Decorate with powdered sugar or frosting. I made a bit of raspberry cream cheese frosting and put on top of half the blondies. It was quite sweet, so thats maybe not for everyone.