Monday, July 1, 2013

Blueberry Brownies (Blondies) and June's Apron Winner


Blueberries are out and when I saw this recipe in my latest Baking Sheet by King Arthur, I couldn't help but bake them up this morning...before it gets too hot.  My sister had made them last week and raved how good they were, especially for breakfast (it runs in the family!)

When we were younger, we would pick huckleberries that grew along the driveway to our home.  My mother would bake up pies, cakes, and canned jam for us to enjoy when the berries had gone.  This recipe actually calls for wild blueberries, but since I didn't have them, the cultivated ones did just find.

One other thing I've changed is that the recipe is called Blueberry Brownies and I think they should be called Blondies.  After all, there isn't any chocolate mixed in, although that might not be a bad idea, but nonetheless, the bars have that golden color typical of a blondie--you decide.

Blueberry Blondies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups blueberries, washed and dried

Preheat oven to 350F-degrees.  Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with a non-stick baking spray and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together thoroughly; scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula.  Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until incorporated. Remove bowl from the stand and fold in the blueberries.
Spread batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.  Place in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.  The top of the blondies should appear shiny and the center is set.
I use my springform pan, so removing the sides enables the blondies to cool faster so they can be cut quicker and eaten:-D

Now, the winner of the apron for June is Elaine of Pear Tree Log  Please contact me with your mailing address and I will get this off to you asap (before I move, promise!) 
And, just in case you thought I'd slack off, I will have July's up shortly...the blog must go on! Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. Congrats to Elaine and I see another wonderful recipe here!!!

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  2. thank you for the tasty looking recipe. congrats to elaine on winning the apron also.

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  3. Hello Susan, Yippee! I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled and delighted I am to have won this lovely apron - I've always loved spotty fabrics! I believe it will improve my baking skills no end - very useful with the village show coming up at the end of August. ;)

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    1. Congratulations! I know that you'll treasure it as much as I treasure my sunflower apron.

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    2. Congratulations Elaine, I couldn't be happier to finally sending an apron to the first recipient of the "Traveling Sisterhood." Please email me your address and I'll have this one (of your very own) on it's way to bring many days of happy baking, XOXO

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  4. Looks delish...Congrats, Elaine!! I'll swap you some of your blueberry blondies for some of my apricot pie? :) I need to get this Baking Sheet sometime to see all these good things! Lv, me

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  5. Yes indeedy, dear Sister, these are amazingly delicious!! And I had the luxury of making them with fresh blueberries from our four blueberry bushes! The springform pan is definitely a must-have for baking blondies/brownies---thank you again for mine!! Love you

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  6. Oh my GOSH, Susan, those do look delectable. Mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm Susan

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  7. Blueberries in these brownies looks so yummy! Gosh you can really come up with the most amazing recipes!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Looks delicious! I have blueberries on my bush in my backyard that need to be picked. Perfect recipe for them.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  9. Yum! Blueberry brownies are a great idea! :)

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  10. This sounds like a far better way to celebrate blueberries that putting them in pancakes or muffins!

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  11. Susan, this recipe is for me! I like blondies, of course since I'm not a chocolate lover and my husband likes blueberry muffins so this recipe fits for us. time to go blueberry picking...o.k. so I'll buy them at the store. lol!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    1. Susan! I made the blueberry blondies last night and they are half gone! a big hit at my house.
      stamping sue
      http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    2. I know, they didn't last long around here too!

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  12. My husband is a huge fan of summer berries. This is a perfect afternoon tea snack for him.

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