Blonde brownies

When I was a kid I went to a holiday cooking school.  We made the best recipes ever.  Easy, tasty and quick.

I kept an A4 book of all my recipes.  Somewhere along the line, between moving from one place to another I lost my recipe book.

I have never been able to reproduce the blonde brownies I made from that book.  Until now!


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter or margerine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Semi sweet chocolate morsals (I dont add these, I think the brownies are good as is but if you want to make them a bit chocolaty this is the way to go)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Spray and cook a swiss roll pan (I dont have a swiss roll pan so I use one of my roasting pans, sssshhhhh dont tell)
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl combine sugar and butter until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter and beat until combines.
  • Add sugar mixture to the flour and fold together.
  • The mixture will now be somewhere between a cake mixture and a doughy cookie mixture.
  • Scrape the dough into your prepared pan and spread it out.  It doesnt have to be very thick but should be an even thickness throughout.
  • Bake for 20 – 25 min.


  • Leave to cool slightly and cut into squares or rectangles depending on how big you want the pieces.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea 🙂


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