Thursday, March 15, 2012

Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

I love me some good dessert and this was two thumbs up.
Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

From: The Sisters Cafe

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbs. vanilla
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Maple Butter Sauce:
3/8 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
3/8 cup brown sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. maple extract/flavoring

vanilla ice cream

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Add walnuts; mix well.  Melt the butter and stir in brown sugar; cool slightly.  Add egg and vanilla and blend well.  Add flour mixture, a small amount at a time, mixing well.  Spread in a lightly greased 8x8 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with fudgy looking crumbs.

For the Maple butter sauce, combine the syrup and butter and cook over low heat until butter is melted.  Stir in brown sugar until dissolved.  Remove from heat and beat in cream cheese and maple extract until smooth.  Heat again over low heat, or in microwave at short intervals, until it reaches the desired sauce consistency.

Serve sauce over warm blondies and top with vanilla ice cream. 

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