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Butterbeer, that most magical of potions, is the perfect secret ingredient for chewy gooey blondies.

Butterbeer Blondies
Servings:

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Ingredients

  • Butterbeer butterscotch:

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup vanilla cream soda

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • Butterbeer blondies:

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal, ground

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla cream soda

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Prepare butterbeer butterscotch:

  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the Earth Balance on low heat. Stir in the dark brown sugar and cream soda. Increase the heat to medium, and allow to cook until the caramel comes to a soft boil phase (235 degrees F), and looks like caramel.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Place caramel in fridge until ready to use.

  4. Prepare the blondies:

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.

  6. In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, flaxseed meal and hot water. Set aside.

  7. Boil about 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan. Place a large, heatproof bowl on top (one big enough not to fall into saucepan). Place butter in bowl and allow to melt. Add brown sugar and stir until sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes.

  8. Remove sugar and butter from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until the oil from the butter disappears into the sugar, resembling a caramel.

  9. Add the applesauce mixture to the melted sugar and butter, and whisk until incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract and cream soda.

  10. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet, until just combined. Pour into baking pan. Swirl in about 1/4 cup butterscotch butterbeer, using a butter knife to combine.

  11. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the center is set. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool about 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

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Transcript

- Hi guys, today I'm making Butterbeer butterscotch blondies. And whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not, I can assure you that these are delicious. So, let me show you how to make some magic. So, the first step is making the butterscotch Butterbeer caramel by melting vegan butter on low heat. That way, when I add the sugar, it'll blend in really nicely. I'm pretty sure Harry Potter would really like these bars. So, now the butter is mostly melted, I'm gonna add in some dark brown sugar. Make sure that the brown sugar is fully mixed into the butter. And now, the secret ingredient, which is vanilla cream soda. You wanna heat the caramel until it's 235 degrees. And once it reaches that, I'm gonna remove it from the heat, and then I'm gonna stir in the vanilla extract. It smells so good. And now, I'm gonna transfer it. Man, this just looks like some sort of magic potion or something. So now, I'm gonna take this to the fridge and let it cool. So, I'm gonna start on the Butterbeer blondie batter. First thing I'm gonna do is melt this vegan butter. And I set up a little DIY double broiler. That way, the sugar will get nice and melted, and it won't burn at all. This is when I could use some magic, just go like that and it'd be ready. All right, now I'm gonna add in the brown sugar. And I'm gonna stir this until I see that the sugar granules have melted a bit into the vegan butter. And you know when it's done when it's all kind of a uniform texture. Now, I'm gonna prepare the vegan egg. I have unsweetened applesauce, that way you can control the level of sweetness, and then I have flax seed meal. And I have hot water. And the hot water helps activate the applesauce and flax seed. So, just stir it until it looks nice and combined. I'm gonna set this aside for now. So now, I'm gonna remove this from the heat, transfer to this bowl, and we're gonna mix all the wet ingredients. I'm gonna go ahead and add in my vegan egg, and I'm gonna whisk these guys together until everything's nice and blended. So that way, it bakes nice and fluffy, and consistently. All right, and now I'm gonna add in the vanilla extract. And then, once again, the secret ingredient which is the vanilla cream soda. Whisk until it's nice and incorporated. Okay, so now I'm gonna add in the flour, and then the baking powder, and baking soda. They really help any pastry that you're making rise and bake evenly, and ensure that everything's delicious. All right, so this looks perfect. Now, I'm gonna transfer this to my baking pan. Oh, it smells so good. It's kind of like a brown butter, brown sugar blondie, but with extra vanilla because of the vanilla cream soda. So, just spread it out nice and evenly. And now, I'm gonna grab my Butterbeer butterscotch that's been cooling in the fridge. And I'm gonna pour about a quarter cup on top of the Butterbeer blondies. Man, there are so many butter words in this recipe. And now, I'm gonna swirl it together on top. That way, every bite you get has a nice gooey center to it. All right, I'm gonna pop it in the oven at 350 degrees and bake it for about 25 minutes, or until the center looks nice and set. So, I just let these cool for a couple minutes after being in the oven. They look so pretty, the caramel really bakes well into the butterscotch blondies. All right you guys, abracadabra. Wow, look at that, it worked. Butterbeer blondies, looks delicious. I think these are the perfect treat for your next Harry Potter marathon.

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