Friday, February 25, 2011

Bananas Foster Blondies

recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
yields 18 blondies
for the blondies:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
for the bananas foster:
2 to 3 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1/4 cup butter
1 shot of dark spiced rum

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

First start on the blondies. Melt the butter and mix with sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix all the other dry ingredients together and add the wet mixture. In a greased 9x13in pan, evenly spread out mixture.

In a skillet on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and blend with butter. Add the bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix together and add the shot of rum. Stir and let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes. Mash the bananas with a wooden spoon or potato masher. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes until it cools a bit and thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. With a tablespoon, drop mixture evenly over blondie batter. With a knife, swirl bananas foster mixture into blondie batter the same way you would if you were making marble brownies. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. 

back to eat.drink.and be merry.