Sunday, July 3, 2011

Beer Blondies with Lime Glaze

beer blondies with lime glaze recipe

A while back, I saw this delicious-sounding recipe for Corona Blondies from Scarletta Bakes via Foodbuzz.  This weekend I was enjoying a simpler version of the Raspberry Cocktail (recipe available on the K&K Test Kitchen Facebook page), one with just limeade and Corona, and I remembered the blondies recipe.  I thought it would be fun to make the blondies with a bit of lime and to add a lime glaze on top.  Unfortunately, I thought of this after the Corona was gone, so I had to settle for using a Pilsner, but it ended up working out just as well.  The lime glaze added a little something extra and was especially delicious after soaking into the bars and chilling in the refrigerator.  These Beer Blondies are awesome!

Beer Blondies with Lime Glaze
Adapted from Scarletta Bakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar, granulated
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour
2/3 cup light-coloured beer (I used a Pilsner, the original recipe called for Corona)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juicecooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking pan liberally with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.

Mix together the flour and salt. Beat in the flour mixture alternating with the beer, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Fold in the zest.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the blondies comes out clean. Allow the blondies to cool completely before cutting.

Lime Glaze
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest

Mix together the sugar, milk, and lime juice with a fork or a small whisk until well blended. Drizzle over the blondies and sprinkle some lime zest on top.

1 comment:

  1. Danielle HamiltonJune 18, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Is it just me, or did these turn out more like a lovely, sweet cake, and not like blondies? I'm used to blondies being more dense, more like a congo bar or brownie.


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