David is a certifiable CHOC-O-HOLIC. Chocolate doesn't stand a chance in this house, once he sniffs it out. Originally I was going to make a devils food cake covered in a rich chocolate ganache...but then I thought about how I would most likely eat loads of it and how difficult a layer cake and icing can be with a small baby who refuses to nap. Brownies seemed like the best option...chocolatey, gooey, and quick to throw together.
Only problem...I didn't have cocoa, or dark chocolate
I did however, have all the ingredients for Dan Lepard's Banana Blondies minus the brazil nut toffee bit (milk chocolate chips always come in handy).
|Blondies for my Blondie|
These Blondies are surprisingly sweet, dare I say too sweet...well possibly too sweet for me, but not for Mr. Greedy Guts. The banana flavour is strong, actually they taste a lot like banana bread. I don't know if I would go through all the faff of making the brazil nut toffee next time (remember...small baby...no naps) but I do think a handful of chopped macadamia nuts would make them more luxurious (not that I can afford macadamia nuts).
I like Blondies, I like these blondies...I'm thinking about adding them to my Christmas Eve menu with ice cream...