A brownie recipe with a caramelised twist

Liv Glazebrook (@kitchenoftreats) shares a decadent brownie creation.
Image by Liv Glazebrook.

With the much-welcome news that loved Aotearoa chocolate brand Whittaker’s recently debuted its latest chocolate block, ‘Blondie’, we just had to find out more. 

Blondie is an indulgently smooth, buttery and caramelised white chocolate, perfect for savouring on its own or used in baking. We decided the opportunity was too good not to pass up, so we present to you a delectable Blondie recipe by food blogger Liv Glazebrook (@kitchenoftreats). 

A twist on the classic brownie, topped with Whittaker’s Blondie and beautifully pressed flowers, read on for the recipe — you can thank us later. 

Whittaker’s blondie pressed flower brownie

By Liv Glazebrook 

Servings: 18

Prep time: 40 minutes 

Cook time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 300g Butter
  • ¾ cup Dark cocoa
  • 2 ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 3 (large) Eggs
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 Whittaker’s Blondie block (250g)
  • 1½ tbsp Neutral oil (such as canola, vegetable oil)
  • Pressed edible flowers (instructions below) 


Method 

1. preheat the oven to 160°C fan bake.

2. Grease and line a 20x30cm baking tin.

3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and cocoa over a low heat. Once the mixture has melted, remove from heat and add brown sugar.

4. Quickly beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in flour, then pour the batter into the lined baking tin.

5. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm around the edges. Remove from oven, allow brownie to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Then, transfer to a cooling rack.

6. Once the brownie is entirely cool, return to the baking tin.

7. Break up the Whittaker’s Blondie block. Melt with oil in the microwave (in short increments to avoid burning). Pour onto the top of the cooked brownie.

8. Leave for approximately 10 mins until partially set, then lay edible pressed flowers on top of the soft chocolate.

9. Once completely set, cut into squares. Tip: to ensure a clean cut, first place the brownie in the freezer for approximately 5 minutes. 

Pressed flowers 

1. Use scissors to cut the flowers as close to the bottom of their blooms as possible.

2. Place the blooms on a paper towel. Lay another paper towel on top.

3. Place the blooms inside the microwave. Weigh down the flowers with a microwave-safe dish.

4. Ensure the entirety of the blooms are under the weight of the dish. 

5. Microwave the blooms for a minute, and check as you go. Continue to heat the blooms until they are dry and appear flat. 

 

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