slubs in the city

Slub (adj): Maverick; unorthodox; independent in behavior or thought.


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are there any desserts that pay tribute to redheads?

Here’s an explanation for my train of thought concerning the title of this post: you’ve got your blondies and you’ve got your brownies, so are there any desserts (potentially having to do with strawberries?) that redheads everywhere could champion as their own? Not the most enlightened question that’s ever crossed my mind, surely, but valid nonetheless. Tip: do not search Google for any combination of the words “dessert” and “redhead”. You will only find porn. This is why we can’t have nice things.

Based on all the food blogs I’ve browsed in the past few months, here’s the formula I’ve deduced for posting about the culinary arts:

Quippy opening commentary + artsy photographs of the food prep process + drool-worthy picture of the final results + recipe and building instructions buried somewhere obscure within the post = successful blogging about food!

My commentary is lame, my recipe is front and center, I have too many crappy and unnecessary photographs, and I’ve included the nutritional content of this particular dessert, but none of that matters because these blondies taste awesome.

Blondies with Chips

Prep/Total Time:

  • Prep: 5 min.
  • Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Yield: 1 dozen (yeah right, more like a half-dozen if we’re being realistic about how big people normally cut these babies)

Nutrition Facts:

One serving (1 bar) equals:

  • 133 calories
  • 7 g fat
  • 2 g saturated fat
  • 18 mg cholesterol
  • 67 mg sodium
  • 17 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g fiber
  • 2 g protein

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

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In another bowl, whisk the egg, oil, honey, and vanilla.

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Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until blended.

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Stir in chocolate chips (batter will be thick).

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Spread batter into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.

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Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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Enjoy!

con amor,

shan

[Photo credit: all me baby.]

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