Book: Drizzled with Death
Series: The Sugar Grove Mysteries
Author: Jessie Crockett
Today is National Blonde Brownie Day. Crazy right? Usually, I can't work up enthusiasm about that sort of thing but with the cold weather that has been laying waste to much of the country lately, I'm happy for anything that takes my mind off the weather. Besides, this gives me an excuse to fire up the oven and warm things up a bit around here. Not that I'm not cooking all the time as the owner of the Stack Shack Restaurant.
Luckily for me, and my customers, my friend Dani's family has a recipe for the world's best blondies. I've asked Dani's grandmother if she'd let me share it with all of you. Olive is a generous woman and happily agreed. Considering the family sugar making business, not surprisingly it is made with maple syrup. I hope you'll take the chill off at your place by whipping up a batch of these delicious treats for your family.
Grandma Greene's Maple Blondies
1 stick or ½ cup butter
¾ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
½ teaspoon maple extract
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a saucepan heat the butter and brown sugar over low heat until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup, egg, and maple extract. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, nutmeg and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the contents of the saucepan. Whisk together until smooth. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 22-25 minutes.