White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

Posted on May 13, 2014


I have a small confession to make, I have never made blondies before and only very recently actually had one.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

I had no idea what to expect I always kind of imagined it was going to be a brownie gone wrong boy was I wrong! It was a beautifully rich buttery cake packed full of flavour. I knew I had to try and recreate this delicious indulgent treat.

Butter


I did a little research and every blondie recipe contained a lot and I mean a lot of butter, but that is what gives these lovely treats their rich flavour.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

And there was not a single recipe that I came across that didn’t use a lot of butter, so I knew I would have to follow suit.

Like a brownie but not quite

To keep them brownie like I used 4 eggs in the batter to make sure they were fudgy and moist.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

And a fair amount of sugar to keep them sweet, I also followed the rule of less flour in a brownie makes them fudgier and while there was a lot of trial and error I eventually got it just right.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

What these proportions got me were a soft fudgy rich buttery cake that was lovely just on it’s own.

Raspberry and White Chocolate

But I decided to take it another step once I felt I had a good base batter, some flavour combinations just work so well together and raspberry and white chocolate is just one such combination.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

The first time I tried this combination was with fresh raspberries, and while it was lovely and really enjoyable I did find they all sank to the bottom, giving me the dreaded… soggy bottom! Still perfectly edible and very enjoyable but not perfect, and then I came across freeze dried raspberries. While I have a little experience with freeze dried fruit I had never thought of using it this way. I am so glad I decided to give it a go, as it was the answer I was looking for. It gave me a defined raspberry flavour though out the batter and didn’t sink to the bottom.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

I found freeze-dried raspberries in the baking isle in the supermarket / grocery store so I am sure you won’t struggle to find them. But like I said fresh or frozen raspberries do work here.

I am really looking forward to trying new blondie recipes; can you recommend one and what is your favourite add-ins? I would love to know 😀

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

A rich moist fudgy buttery cake packed full of white chocolate chips and raspberries.
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Course: Slices / Bars / TrayBakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 squares
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 225 grams granulated sugar ((1 and 1/8 cup))
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225 grams unsalted butter - melted ((1 and 1/8 cup))
  • 150 grams Plain flour (All Purpose, (1 and 1/8 cup))
  • 225 grams white chocolate chips ((8 ounces))
  • 6 grams freeze dried raspberries ((1/3 cup))

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and lightly grease or line an 8 inch (20 centimetre) square tin.
  • Beat together the sugar and eggs until pale.
  • Melt the butter and slowly add it to the egg and sugar mix. Beat till everything is fully combined.
  • Fold in the flour, careful not to knock all the air out of the batter.
  • Add the chocolate chips and freeze dried raspberries (or fresh/frozen if using) and fold in till fully incorporated.
  • Pour into your prepared tin and pop in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes; checking a skewer comes out clean before removing from the oven.
  • Leave the blondie in it’s tin to fully cool down before removing it and cutting it up.
  • Kept in an airtight tin, this blondie will be good for up to 5 days.
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12 Comments

  1. These look incredible Emma! Love blondies and adding raspberries and white chocolate in them sounds delicious! I’ve never tried adding fruit to blondies and usually just add chocolate chips or nuts but that’s such a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to try it next time 🙂

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    • I found fresh fruit all sunk to the bottom, still tasted great 🙂 that’s why I tried freeze dried fruit and it worked a treat. I will try adding nuts next time.

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  2. Yummy. Can’t wait to try out this recipe.

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    • Hi Aras, thank you very much, I am sure you will love them 🙂

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  3. How summery these blondies look! I’m sick of winter already!

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    • Hi Maureen thank you, fingers crossed it’s not going to be a harsh winter ‘down under’ and the sun keeps shining 🙂

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  4. I love the combination of chocolae and raspberries. I’ve made blondies before but never tried adding any extra flavours. I’ll be looking out for freeze dried raspberries now though.

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    • Hi Corina thank you chocolate and raspberries are a lovely combination. I hope you manage to find some freeze dried raspberries but it does taste good with fresh if you can’t 🙂

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  5. Your blondies look so good! I have never done these either, must try them soon!

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    • Hi Viviana, I don’t know what took me so long either they were lovely. You should definitely give them a go you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by 😀

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