Saturday, September 29, 2012

Drunk Blondies


One of my favourite bloggers is Adam Roberts of The Amateur Gourmet, primarily because he makes me laugh and has a unique food voice.  If he stuffs up, he isn't afraid to say so - and I love that.  I am also secretly envious of the cool places that he has lived (New York City and now L.A.), and love reading about his life there.  However, I have been rather remiss in reading his blog lately due to the behind-the-scenes craziness of my existence, so it had been ages since I visited until the other day, just by chance, I thought of his blog and took a look.

Kaboom!  Up front and centre was a post on some Drunk Blondies that Adam had made from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.  And I just knew that I had to make them.  And make them I did, subbing walnuts for pecans and Glenfiddich for Bourbon.  The results of my labours are pictured at the top of this post.  Gorgeous, huh?  And super easy - no mixmaster required.  I couldn't really taste the whiskey, but that didn't matter a jot (even though the word "drunk" was what caught my eye in the first place).

I would love to buy this cookbook too, but I have to stop buying baking books - I think I have hundreds of them now, even though I try to limit myself to something a little different from the norm.

Thanks to Adam for posting this great recipe and for bringing this cookbook to my attention.  Now perhaps I should go and make some of Adam's bourbon caramel sauce .... 

7 comments:

cakewhiz said...

i love the name of these blondies ;)

they would surely make a nice companion for my mid-afternoon cappucino ...lol

yummychunklet said...

Drunk? Blondies? These look great!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I made blondies too but not this recipe. I think it is Blondie season! :P

Guru Uru said...

Haha I love the name and these look delish :D

Cheers
CCU

The Caked Crusader said...

I do like a bit of booze in my bakes - these look great!

Jill said...

These look really yummy (and the name is fun!). I borrowed the Back in the Day Bakery cookbook from my library, and it's a nice book. But, like you, I'm trying to resist buying more cookbooks!

Johanna GGG said...

I think I want to make these just for the amusing name - sounds like a night on the town doesn't it! I am sure I would love them too - esp if the whisky wasn't too prominent