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Senior Care Recipes: Classic Blondies

Senior Care in Healdsburg CA

A rich, fudgy brownie is a classic dessert, but sometimes you want something that gives you the warm, comforting feeling of a homemade dessert but without all of the chocolate. Whether you elderly loved ones cannot each chocolate because of dietary restrictions related to their medical conditions or would just rather change things up, this recipe for classic blondies is a fantastic treatSenior Care in Healdsburg CA to incorporate into your senior care routine. Featuring the same delicious texture as brownies, blondies have a comforting brown sugar flavor, bringing to mind traditional baking flavors and fragrances.

These blondies are perfect as a dessert after dinner any night of the week, or an indulgent snack for your aging parents to enjoy with their senior health care services provider in the afternoon. Try customizing the recipe with add-ins such as butterscotch, semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts, or pecans. Add 1 1/2 cups of add-ins if desired.

 

What You’ll Need

• 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain salt

• 2 whole large eggs

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• Extra butter and flour for preparing the baking pan

• 9 x 13 inch baking dish

• 2 mixing bowls

• Glass measuring cup

• Heat resistant rubber spatula

• Electric hand mixer

• Wire cooling rack

• Sharp knife

• Whisk

 

What to Do

• Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

• Coat the entire inside of the baking dish with softened butter. Sprinkle in flour to coat and shake out the excess

• Put the sugar into a large mixing bowl

• Put the 1 cup of butter into the glass measuring cup and microwave until melted

• Pour the melted butter into the light brown sugar and use the heat resistant rubber spatula to stir the two together until they are smooth and consistent

• Place the butter and sugar aside to cool to room temperature

• Place the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda in another mixing bowl and use the whisk to combine the ingredients and break up any lumps

• Once the butter is cool, add the whole eggs and pure vanilla extra and beat with the electric hand mixer until fully combined

• Sprinkle 1/4 of the flour mixture over the wet ingredient mixture and beat until fully combined

• Continue adding the flour mixture in quarters, beating thoroughly until well incorporated after each addition, until the mixture creates a thick batter

• If you want to customize your blondies with add-ins, incorporate them with the rubber spatula at this point

• Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out into an even layer across the entire bottom of the baking dish

• Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown and slightly pulling away from the edges of the dish

• Let the blondies cool for 5 minutes in the dish

• Carefully invert the blondies onto the wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing with a sharp knife for serving

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care services in Healdsburg, CA, call At Your Service Home Care.  Call today! Sonoma County: (707) 238-5700 or Marin County: (415) 942-8955