Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fleur de Sel Choc Chip Blondies

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies: Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Fleur de sel
Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies: Directions

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies: Directions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch jelly roll pan with softened butter or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, and sea salt. In your stand mixer, beat your butter until it is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the brown and granulated sugars a little bit at a time, pouring them in on the side of the bowl. While you're adding your sugars, stop the mixer occasionally and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure that everything is fully mixed. Cream the butter and sugar mixture for about 8 minutes, until it is light and fluffy. (Creaming creates air pockets in the dough, and therefore these blondies have a light and delicate texture.)
Add your eggs 1 at a time, adding the second only after the first is fully incorporated. Once the second egg is fully incorporated, add your vanilla. Turn your mixer down to low speed and slowly add the flour/baking soda/sea salt mixture. Once the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the wet ingredients, add in all those chocolate chips. Your machine will seem to be struggling to mix in the chocolate chips because there are so many of them, but don't turn it up, leave it on low and allow it to fully mix the chips in. Spread your cookie dough into a well-greased 9 by 13-inch jelly roll. Evenly sprinkle the top of the dough with the fleur de sel.
Pop the blondies in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until they are golden brown on top and not wobbly in the center. Allow the blondies to cool in the pan on a wire rack or on a dishtowel on your counter.
Cut the blondies, still in the pan, with a sharp knife into bars, about 48 pieces. Remove with a spatula and serve. (Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week, but they will not last that long!)
Yield: about 48 squares

1 comment:

  1. I am a bit confused about this recipe because it has 1 tsp. regular salt and two tablespoons fleur de sel-- are you supposed to put all that salt in the mix or is some of it for sprinkling on top-- I really want to make this but don't want a salty mess