Dawn's Blondies and Brownies

Tue 19 May

Brownie or Blondie – which will you choose?

They are all irresistibly scrumptious!! Here are two of Dawn's favourites, the brownie recipe is just so easy and anyone can make them. Everything goes into one bowl, it's crunchy on the top and chewy and gooey in the middle.  


This recipe is a favourite of our customers at Number 31 – you can freeze it too.


These can be made for all occasions, Dawn even made some Christmas pudding brownies for our Christmas fair!

Brownie Recipe


Basic brownie mix ingredients

  • 275g Margarine
  • 375g Caster Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 100g S.R Flour
  • 100g Choc Chips (if using)

Gas M 4 180c 9 x 9-inch baking tin. greased and lined


Brownie method

Put all the ingredients into mixing bowl, mix till combined, spoon into tin and bake for approx. 1 hour, easy! Keep checking after 50 mins as all ovens are different, if its browning to quick on top for the last 10 minutes place tin foil over, it needs to be crispy on top but still soft in the middle. I have never had to.

This is your basic Brownie mix, you can leave out the choc chips then decorate the top with anything you want such as chocolate orange / mars bars. Dawn made some with white choc drizzle and dried raspberry flakes which were delicious, She has also used chopped up mars bar - brownies are so versatile you can use any flavour and any combination of decorations you have in your cupboard, it’s so simple.



Blondie Recipe


I have chosen Bakewell Blondie's, as I love all things almond, hope you like them too!


Blondie mix ingredients


  • 250g Margarine
  • 125g Granulated Sugar
  • 125g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Med Eggs or 2 large
  • 1tsp Almond Essence (optional)
  • 100g Ground Almonds
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbls Cornflour
  • 250g Rasp Jam or you can use any jam you have in
  • 50g Flaked Almonds (optional)


Blondie method


Gas M4 / 180c, grease and line 9-inch x 9-inch cake tin 

In a large bowl add melted butter and sugars, beat till smooth, add eggs and almond essence, beat till smooth, add flour, ground almonds, and cornflour, beat till all combined, pour mixture into tin and spread evenly.

Spoon on the jam (you can microwave the jam for a few seconds to help spread it across the blondie mix). Lightly swirl through Blondie mix, using a tooth pick or fork, go right into the edges, sprinkle over flaked almonds if using, bake for 30 to 45mins, some ovens can take longer than others, leave to cool before cutting into squares, I only got 8 but unless you have a sweet tooth you will probably get 12.

Top tip - to help firm them up before cutting, put the tin into fridge for an hour, this creates a lovely fudgey texture, leave to cool for a bit don't put tin straight into fridge from oven,

If you can't get the cornflour add extra 25g of flour,      

Be creative, they are all yummy. 


Some pictures of the blondie making process are below to help aid your baking - enjoy!   

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Finished blondies


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