2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ounces maple sugar candy, chopped
Maple Butter Glaze
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
Heat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper so that the ends fall over the long sides of the pan. Grease very lightly with butter or baking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, chopped pecans, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl or large measuring pitcher, whisk together the melted butter, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold together quickly and firmly until completely combined. Fold in the chopped maple sugar candy.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan. It will be quite thick and sticky. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the center is just barely cooked and set. The blondies should be very soft still.
While the blondies are baking, make the maple butter glaze: Melt the butter in a small saucepan then stir in the maple syrup and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat (watch out that it doesn't boil over) and cook at a full boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
Drizzle the warm glaze over the blondies. Reserve any leftover glaze and refrigerate, well covered. It will last for at least a week in the refrigerator, and can be used for serving the blondies, or drizzled over ice cream.
Set the blondies aside to cool for at least a full hour. Lift out of the pan using the parchment to lift them straight up. Cut into small squares to serve.
Oh my gosh the family will love this as they all love maple syrup and maple flavoring. These look so good, Diane.
Diane...this was not a good picture for me to see today! The hubby and I have just started the "Diet of all diets" and this isn't listed as one of the "good" foods to eat.
But, boy is my mouth watering! They look fantastic. Yum Yum!
I know, ladies, they are so moist and delicious. I hate diets. However, I have been making quite a few salads lately LOL!
So we need a Friday Night Recipe Dump for the family, Diane and then we need a Saturday Salad Dump for those of us dieting. Lost another 5 pounds but still so many to go. Saw the doctor today and she said I am adding years to my life by losing pounds; get this, 1 year for every 10 pounds. Well, I now can live 5 more years. Wow, seems like a lot of work for only 5 years. LOL Seriously, it does feel good and not that much left now but the hardest to lose. I am going to start a swimming class for weigh loss.
I made a great salad yesterday and today at the office and as I am prone to do made the same salad for my coworkers....yes, at my expense....but that's okay. When I think about the best salad possible I think about several things. I want something spicey, sweet, savory and I want a tiny bit of protein in that salad.
Salads to me are artistic. I've been told that I make the best salads....and more often than not I'm surprised by that.
If you guys and gals want me to do a salad segment I will be happy to do so. Salads are artistic in nature because they have to be pleasing to the eye but on that plate you need to have two or three components that "delight" and "satisfy."
I'm up for the challenge.
My vote is a resounding YES as I love salads and like them much like you. I am not prone to just some greens; and yes, it is a work of art. My Mom prepared an artistic salad for every dinner meal that I can remember as I was growing up. We had the usual main course, as Dad would never have gone for salad alone except in the summer when it was hot. So salad was more for Mom and myself as we loved them. So please, let's get a salad segment going ASAP. Tara Jane, you and hubby should enjoy that one, too, right?
A salad segment! GREAT! In fact, I have a couple that I would be happy to contribute.
Bring it on! I love salads with lots of different stuff in them! Not just your plain old lettuce and tomato type. Much more fun to eat.
Okay, Diane, the jurry is in and the verdict is,PLEASE would you PLEASE start a salad segment and everyone that wishes, the more salad recipes and ideas the better.