When I think of butterscotch brownies, I picture dark chocolatey brownies with oozing rivulets of golden butterscotch running through their crackley satiny tops. Ooh. Just made my mouth water a little bit writing that sentence. It sounds illicit and illegal, not to mention wrong, to talk about food like that. Like food porn.
But that’s not my point. My point is that I picture chocolate when I picture brownies. However, a little looking around and I discovered that butterscotch brownies are also called blondies, which are like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate. In a bar form. And I LOVE those. I LOVE them more than brownies, more than any form of chocolate because I’m just that kind of girl. This is a holiday I can celebrate with my whole heart and a whole plate of butterscotch brownies.
I used a Cook’s Illustrated recipe that you can find on a blog here but I added more… chocolate. Yeah, I put chocolate in them. It seemed like the thing to do. I love eating cookies without chocolate but making something called a butterscotch brownie without chocolate seemed weird. And not right. Of course, now it’s a chocolate chip cookie-ish situation with pieces of Heath bar since I threw those in too. But for the purposes of this holiday, it’s a butterscotch brownie.
Need another look? Of course.
Buttery crumbs dripping off your fingers, chocolate melting on your tongue. Decadent.
I didn’t eat the whole plate; so, if you come over, I’ll share a couple.
Have some chocolate. Have some butterscotch. Or put them both together because it’s a holiday!
Mostly, enjoy :)