Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: My Affair Continues...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Affair Continues...

It’s been awhile since I first told you about my affair. And although I don’t speak about him much; don’t think for a minute that he’s not on my mind ALL the time. So much so that I had to put some distance between us over the past few months. Trust me it was for my own good.

But just when I thought I was over him forever he came waltzing back into my life. He's so sure of himself and of my feelings for him. The worst part is that he’s right. I can’t live without him and frankly I don’t want to! He’s totally irresistible and even when presented with other options I realize I want him and only him.

But this time it's different. He’s involved with someone else. She’s a blond and she’s got him wrapped around her finger. She’s mellowed him out some but that doesn’t matter to me. I’m still totally engrossed by him and don’t mind sharing.  I can easily learn to live with this blondie as long as it means I get a taste of him.

Nutella Swirl Blondies
(adapted from

1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, at room temperature
3 1/2 Tablespoons Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 by 8 baking pan and set aside.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl with the paddle attachment (a handheld mixer works fine) mix together the packed light brown sugar, melted unsalted butter and vanilla extract.

Once combined, add in the egg and mix.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients until almost combined. Take a spatula and fold the ingredients together.

Evenly spread the blondie batter into the baking pan. Measure out the Nutella. Drop the Nutella on top of the blondie batter. Drop the Nutella in three rows. (three drops in each row)  Swirl the Nutella up and down. Then back and forth.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Let cool and cut into bars.


  1. Oh my gosh, these sound wonderful!!!

  2. Now that's a clever, tasry pairing - a blondie with Nutella - inspired!

  3. 'Come to Mama' is the main thing that comes to mind when I look at these Nutella Bars. I LOVE both blondies and Nutella - so those are heaven to me and bookmarked. you still keep in touch with the umm Hobble (or whatever the name was) fairy? :)

  4. I love the intro text....
    And can not wait to try out the sinful recipe ;)

    Thanks for sharing it

  5. Oh, these sound so wonderful and unique! Thanks!

  6. I can sure understand the temptation- How dreamy! ;)

  7. If I were ever to have an affair, it's highly likely that nutella would be the second these!

  8. These sound absolutely divine! Nutella is my weakness.

  9. :) So funny! Nutella is the best thing ever. Always get in big jars from Costco and never lasts too long in this house!

  10. The only thing that can make brownies better is Nutella! Delectable!

  11. I have a friend who's a Nutella addict and I've just got to make these for her.