Looking back on my blog it seems something of a habit for me to bake around this time of year to mark… well, this time of year!
It’s when the wooly jumpers come out and all the leaves turn orange; I can’t help but turn my mind to comfort! And this year my real inspiration came from Halloween. It made me think of that lovely American pumpkin spice that you don’t really get in the UK, but it embodies everything cosy! These Autumn spiced blondies are sweet and warming, get the kettle ready for afternoon tea!
Autumn Spiced Blondies
- A greased & lined square baking tin 30-35cm
- 4 eggs
- 225g caster sugar
- 225g melted, unsalted butter
- 150g plain flour
- 200g white chocolate
- 80g mixed raisins & cranberries
- 1tsp ginger
- 1tsp nutmeg
- 1tsp cinnamon
- Icing sugar & cinnamon for dusting
Pre-heat the oven to 180c. Chop your chocolate & dried fruit into small but rough chunks. In a bowl beat the sugar & eggs until light & fluffy. Then add the melted butter a little at a time- careful it’s not too hot or it’ll cook the eggs! Sift in the flour and carefully fold until combined. Add the spices. Finally, fold in the chocolate and fruit. Pour into the baking tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a knife poked into the centre comes out (just!) clean.
Battle your way through 10 minutes of cooling before cutting into squares and giving your blondies a festive dusting of icing sugar and cinnamon!
Must be enjoyed in fluffy socks with your favourite mug of tea.