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.
These look so elegant and delicious!
Thank you so much :)