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Brown Butter Strawberry Blondies

A summery twist on the classic blondie: soft and sweet, with a rich blend of brown butter and brown sugar contrasted by the bright and fruity taste of fresh strawberries.

  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 large or 16 small blondies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
  • 7 1/2 ounces (1 cup, packed) brown sugar
  • 2 1/8 ounces (1/2 cup, spoon and level) bread flour
  • 2 1/8 ounces (1/2 cup, spoon and level) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) coarsely chopped strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, room temperature*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9" square pan with foil and grease foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-low to medium heat. Cook until the butter melts, foams up, and turns golden-brown, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat immediately when butter has reached the desired color.
  3. Whisk the brown sugar into the browned butter. Let cool for 10 minutes, whisking briefly halfway through.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the bread flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda.
  5. In a separate bowl, toss the strawberries in the cornstarch to coat.
  6. Whisk the cooled butter and brown sugar mixture until ingredients are well-combined. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until emulsified and lighter in color. Whisk in the vanilla.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in with a spatula until just a few streaks of flour remain visible. Add the cornstarch-coated strawberries and fold in just until dispersed.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 33-37 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the blondes comes out clean.
  9. Allow blondies to cool in pan on a wire rack completely before slicing. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Notes

*To quickly bring eggs to room temperature, place in a bowl and cover with warm water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before using.