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 gingerbreadbagels.com)
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.