Monday, October 22, 2007

Applebee's White Chocolate Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup unsalted butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Maple Butter Sauce
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º.
Sift flour, add baking powder, baking soda, and salt; sift again.
Add chopped nuts; mix well and set aside.
Melt unsalted butter; add brown sugar and mix well.
Add egg and vanilla; blend well.
Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
Stir in white chocolate chips.
Spread in a 9x9x2-inch pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or with slightly fudgy-looking crumbs.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and maple butter sauce.
---To Make the Maple Unsalted butter Sauce---.
Combine syrup and butter, cook over low heat until butter is melted.
Stir in brown sugar until dissolved.
Add walnuts, if desired.

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