I've been on somewhat of a baking kick lately.
Not that anyone is complaining.
Well, maybe just a little because baking you know, heats up the house & it's summer and all...
But other than that, yeah no complaining.
Perhaps the baking binge is because I recently acquired this:
Oooh, baby! I have been
coveting wanting one of these for a long, long time!
When we moved back to Utah...we were over at Amy & Gary's and I noticed she had a Kitchen Aid.
I actually said to Rick; "When did Amy get a Kitchen Aid? No Fair!". I was J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!
I got over it...really, I did!
But...on Mother's Day this year, Rick and Emily had a huge surprise for me!
I cried when I unwrapped it! It was awesome!!!
Then I got sick before I could even use it...so now I guess I'm trying to catch up!!!
And I have been putting it to good use, that's for sure.
Now, for the recipe (finally).
I used to make these years ago, but had forgotten about them...A while back I remembered that I used to have a toffee brownie recipe...but I couldn't find it anywhere. I was pretty sure I had gotten the recipe off of a package of toffee bits...but search as I might, I couldn't find it.
Then, just a few days ago...I remembered that the recipe was from a magazine! Aren't our brains wonderful? I went searching through my collection of cooking magazines and there it was!!! I knew it was the right recipe because I had written some notes on it.
Okay, so NOW, here is the recipe (gees, get to the recipe already, would ya?)
Blond Toffee Brownies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup English Toffee bits
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in toffee bits.
Batter will be thick. Spread evenly into a greased 9x13x2 in baking pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into bars to serve.
The bars are thin, which is probably good because they are very rich! The toffee melts, so they are also pretty gooey...Next time I make them, I'm going to use the toffee bits that have the chocolate. Shane told me these are really good, but he thinks they need just a little chocolate.