Helms Bakery Blondies
We cannot guarantee this is the original recipe used by Helm's Bakery of Southern California, which is no longer in business.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook an addition 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the butter has turned a light golden brown. Remove from heat and beat in the brown and white sugars. Let cool to room temperature.
- Stir in the egg and yolk into the browned butter, then the corn syrup and vanilla. Stir in the pecans, then fold in the flour mixture. Spread batter into a generously greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
- Bake about 20 to 25 minutes at 350°F (175°C), or until top is golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.
Makes 12 blondies..
Tip: For variation, stir into the batter, or sprinkle on top of blondies before baking, 1 cup of semisweet chocolate, butterscotch-flavored or white chocolate chips.