Sunday, July 19, 2009

WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA BLONDIES...very fudge-like?

well, let's just start by stating, "these are as good as they look"
and you know it's full of love a goodness because it's one of Nigella's recipes. i found the recipe through.....http://opistachio.blogspot.com/2009/06/white-chocolate-pecan-blondies.html ..... with many thanks to "opistachio" for bringing it to my table.
okay...now here comes the snaff-ooo...
i know i followed the recipe to the T. i loved the fact that the butter and white choc are melted together before adding to the batter. i'm already thinking i want to try this with regular chocolate, but back to these babies...and i loved all the pecans (i used macadamias), i think i even put in extra...no harm, no foul, right?...well, the recipe says bake for 35min or untill top is set, but center is still a little gooey...i watched like a hawk at the end because the top was browning, but the center seemed to be reeeeeally gooey, so i probably left mine in for an extra 10 maybe even 15mins...the recipe also says to let cool for 3-5 min then cut into small squares. i knew i should leave it to cool for longer so i didn't touch it for a few hours...it was quite warm for a while.
my first cut was down one of the sides and it looked great..la la la...very pleased...
but...then the next cut revealed total GOO through the center...baked on top and bottom, but goo in the middle..AND goo all the way through...all around about 1 1/2 in. from the sides was great....this is what you see in the photo above. i gotta say these bites are deeelicious. they resemble a cross between a dense brownie and fudge...or a little like a friand or financier, if you can wrap your head around that...
so i'm left with a half-baked treat...i cut all the sides into nice neat little squares, happy as a clam with those, but what do i do with all the rest. i can't see wasting all those good, kinda expensive ingredients so i came up with an idea...
a "half baked idea?"...punn intended
the results turned out amazing, quite possibly better than the original...i'll post photos and explaination next entry...

5 comments:

Indigo said...

Oh, I adore Nigella's recipes! Definitely a little opulent, heh. I often have trouble with the inside not baking... often for me it's because I bake on an Aga and brownies/blondies really don't like it, but maybe you had the temperature a little high? Did you let it cool completely/chill in the fridge before cutting? Yeah, I'm experienced with pans of goo, haha. Ah well, can't wait to see what you came up with for the halfbaked bits!

Alejandra said...

these look gorgeous! what a great idea.

Ashleigh said...

these look very moist and delicious! i love anything white chocolate, so might just have to try these

Aaron said...

Loved this recipe, and will add it to my "Best macadamia Nut Recipes" blog over at Squidoo! I Used Hawaii macadamia nuts for this recipe. I get mine from www.maunakeagold.com. In my opinion, Hawaii produces the best Mac Nuts!

Jules and Ruby said...

hi AAron...thanks so much for the report back. maybe i'll have to make these soon. i''ll look for your post and blog

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