Have you ever been total in love with a recipe and repeated it again and again, eventually to find that you wanted the same treat in a slightly different flavour. That is how I came to develop my strawberry blondie.
I over indulged in the David Lebotviz dulce de leche brownie and whilst I so wanted the delicious sweet treat, I needed a change of flavour.
What is the opposite of caramel, to me that would be strawberry, why not try strawberry jam! What is the opposite of dutch process cocoa powder, perhaps malted milk powder! What is the opposite of milk chocolate, well, white chocolate of course. Then adding some strawberries to the top for good measure, and the strawberry malted blondie was born.
To perfect this recipe I have cooked the blondie at least four times now. The first time I did a direct swap of ingredients as mentioned above to the Dulce de Leche Brownie. Whilst it was deliciously lush and moist, I concede that it had too much moisture and not enough body. The dessert was awesome hot as a pudding with ice cream, but it would never cut is as a brownie.
After some adapting and modifying, think I may have perfected the recipe. It reminds me of a Strawberry Malted Milkshake.
Strawberry Blondie – White Chocolate Brownie
- 100gm Butter
- 150gm white chocolate
- ¼ cup malted milk powder
- 3 lg eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 6 ripe strawberries (halved)
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- Prepare a 20cm brownie tray by greasing liberally with butter or using baking paper.
- Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees C.
- Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from the heat and add the sugar and malt powder, stir until combined.
- Stir the flour, baking powder, eggs and vanilla through the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the brownie tray.
- Add dots of strawberry jam and the halved strawberries to the top of the batter.
- Bake for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.
- Dust with icing sugar and serve. It is delicious hot with ice-cream.
What do you think… could you ever tire of chocolate and caramel? Do you sometimes crave a fruity change… when was the last time you even saw malted milk flavouring? So many questions!
I hope you enjoy this twist on a classic recipe.