Monday, May 19, 2014

Maple Almond Blondies

We had about 15 teens in and out of our home on the Sabbath.  You can call them grandchildren.  It is overwhelming to see so many people who are FAMILY.  It is wonderful.  It is wild.  It is wacky.  We also had two babies my daughter and son-in law.  On top of that, we had my son-in law's brother and parents.  Yes, it was crowded.

We were celebrating the newest child in our family and the engagement of one of my grandsons.  Having a fantastic daughter and a fabulous granddaughter, a lot of the cooking came over with them.  At that, I didn't stop for two days straight baking and cooking.  The favorite dessert was a cinnamon chocolate chip cake.  It disappeared all too soon.  I also made a yummy chocolate pie using Rosemarie chocolate bars. These blondies were the gluten-free contribution for hubby.  Finally, I made caramelbars.  My friend brought over a huge fruit salad and we got non dairy ice cream. There was very little left although I thought it was much too much.  Dessert seems to do this.
  I just realized, I had not photos of these blondies. They look like these which are from The Intolerant Gourmet

Below are hubby's blondies.

Maple Almond Blondies


1 1/3 cups sifted gluten-free  flour mixture
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Spray a 9 x 9 x 1-3/4 inch pan with oil.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. 

In large bowl, beat together butter, maple syrup, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.

Stir in the flour mixture and the nuts until well blended. 

Spread evenly in prepared pan.  

Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. 

Poke holes with a toothpick in the top of cake.  Pour a few tablespoons of maple syrup on top and allow to seep into the cake.

Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

Eat and enjoy.

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