These were served at the Historical League Open House but I did not get a taste. A few days later we had a meeting for Children's Holiday Party to be held Dec 17 at Arizona Biltmore and they were served again. YUMMMM. Tastes better a few days later.
FLEUR DE SEL CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES
8 oz unsalted butter, (2 sticks) soft
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 1/3 cups flour
1¼ t baking soda
Pinch fine sea salt, optional
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 t vanilla
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1-1½ T coarse salt; like Fleur de Sel or Kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9x13 jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter on medium speed with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the sugars, stopping to scrape the bowl as necessary.
- Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the butter and sugar are fully incorporated, about 5 more minutes.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and sea salt, if using. Use a whisk to combine and break up any clumps. Set aside.
- To the butter & sugar mixture add the eggs, one at a time. Allow the egg to fully incorporate into the batter before adding the second egg. Add the vanilla.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest speed. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing only until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet. Scrape the bowl.
- With the mixer on the lowest speed add the 3 cups of chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Alternately, remove the mixing bowl from the stand and use a wooden spoon to gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter onto the prepared jelly roll pan.
- Sprinkle the coarse salt on top, gently pressing to help the salt adhere.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, until light golden brown; crunchy on top, not wobbly in the center; similar to a brownie… do not over bake.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely on a rack.
- Gently flip Blondies onto a cutting board to cut into cute little bars.
Makes about 24-48 bars