Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cheesecake Blondies

I have been baking for more than a decade now. I have made more than my share of blondies and brownies. This is the best of the lot. If I tell you that this tastes like out of this world, I am not exaggerating. Try it yourself if you don't believe me.
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Adapted from - Simply Recipes
Ingredients: 
Cream Cheese - 8 Oz block (I used 1/3 fat) - softened
Oil - 1/3 cup (Or use melted butter 1/2 cup)
Sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 1 large (Ener-G egg replacer works fine)
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Optional (I used):
Macadamia nuts - chopped and measured 1/2 cup (Could use walnuts or omit)
White chocolate chips - 1/2 cup (You could use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 8" square pan or line with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat sugar, oil and cream cheese till creamy. Add egg, vanilla and beat till everything is mixed well. Add the dry ingredients in one go and continue to beat. When the beater starts resisting, switch to spatula and add the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and fold. Pour into the prepared pan. This is very sticky and thick dough. Smooth the top with spatula. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the top looks pale golden with brown spots here and there. It will also start to pull from the sides of the pan. Check with the toothpick and if very few crumbs come attached to it when you insert it in the center, they are done. Do not over bake them. Cool in the pan on the wire rack and slice when completely cool.

Notes:
After slicing and seeing how thick they are, I can say you can use 9 " square pan to get a little thinner blondies.  In that case, bake few minutes less.
Check out what my friends are baking -  Preethi, Veena, Priya, SrivalliSumana and Jayasri.
 

Enjoy.
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10 comments:

  1. If it is your best one, then it is a must try! They look awesome too...

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  2. Yes if you can say it is the best, I am buying it!!! bookmarking this one!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

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  3. mouth watering cake ....yummmm

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  4. Wow the blondies looks very yummy.Never tried and tasted.Will try.

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  5. Stunning blondies, incredible and best blondies i have never seen.

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  6. Wow I have never made blondies.Bookmarking.

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  7. Those are looking so cute..I like the way u have slacked...

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