We get a weekly delivery of fruit at work, and as we had some extremely ripe bananas going begging from a previous delivery, I thought I’d claim them to bake some lovely banana-based goodies. The first thing I made was these caramel banana blondies – or white chocolate brownies.
The blondies were unbelievably easy to make. I think I got the whole thing done in about 45 minutes. Melting the butter, sugar, caramel and chocolate together made things much easier (no spending ages trying to cream the butter with a whisk).
I deviated from the recipe a little after reading some of the comments on it. I halved the amount of sugar and also took the blondies out of the oven after 30 minutes, rather than 45.
I thought 250g of sugar seemed far too much considering there’s white chocolate and caramel too – not to mention the sweetness of the ripe bananas. Halving the sugar worked fine and they were definitely sweet enough (perhaps even still a little too sweet!). Taking the blondies out early also meant they stayed squidgy and suitably brownie-like.
Overall, the blondies were excellent and adding blobs of caramel to the top before baking meant there were some lovely gooey bits in the middle of them. I would definitely make these again, sticking to my changes to the original recipe.
From BBC Good Food here: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9962/caramel-banana-blondies