Wednesday 24 June 2015

Never travel without a cake

We spent a happy weekend at Center Parcs at the start of June: sunshine, swimming, good food and good company. And I took it upon myself to bake some cake.

I know that I am frequently extolling the virtues of The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, but their blondie recipe really is one of my favourites. For those of you who have not experienced blondies, they are essentially brownies, but made with white chocolate. The recipe suggests that you might like to add chopped nuts to the batter, which I did the first few times, but one day stumbled upon my preferred variation: M&Ms. No weighing required, just throw in a whole sharing bag and bake the blondies as usual.

This batch had red, white and blue M&Ms as that's what the shop had, and I will admit that a standard coloured bag might have made a prettier result. But they are still delicious! Very moreish. And they were eaten very quickly! Having written this, I might have to go and bake some more...



  1. Yes! The best blondies in the world! Although I prefer the pecan version...if only pecans weren't so expensive.

  2. I do like pecans, but it turns out I prefer chocolate!