• Coffee Blondies –Father’s Day for a Coffee Lover

    by Dorothy Reinhold on June 13, 2011


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    Andrew ShanerMy husband (the professor) – the father of my darling children – loves coffee. No, make that love love loves it. He craves it in the morning, late afternoon and if he grabs a sweet, he invariably wants coffee to wash it down.

    I don’t drink coffee, so the allure of the bitter beverage is a mystery to me, but if there were a coffee club, he would join and want to be president.

    Darling children.

    So for Father’s Day, I will make him these very delicious Coffee Blondies. They’re rich and chewy, almost fudgy, with a prominent coffee flavor, and a few tiny chocolate bits to add interest.

    I actually love them, too. Maybe I just need some sugar in my coffee to convert me!

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Recipe: Coffee Blondies

    • Coffee Blondies from Shockinglydelicious.com2 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 2 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
    • 1 tablespoon hot water
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract (yes, tablespoons!)
    • 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate bits

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray, and then line the bottom with parchment. Set pan aside.

    In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

    In a saucepan on the stove, melt butter and brown sugar together. In a small dish or cup, dissolve the coffee powder in the hot water and then stir it into the butter mixture. Remove saucepan from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature. When cooled, beat in the eggs and vanilla with a hand mixer. (If you add the eggs while the mixture is hot, you risk scrambling the eggs!)

    Pour this over the flour mixture and mix until just blended. Stir in chocolate bits. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and cool. Cut into squares when completely cooled.

    Makes 25 bars (or 12 bars if you are feeling like a piggy).

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