Since I haven't been feeling well, giles has been baking to cheer me up. I have a sweet tooth but as i mentioned earlier in my blog, I am a poor baker because I am bad at following directions. Baking is like science, you have to follow a formula, too much of this can turn into something else, and I was never good in science! When I cook, i can taste along the way, but you can't do that with baking.
For those of you who don't know Giles, you'd be surprised that he is a superb baker! How could someone so grouchy make something so sweet? He is a dessert snob too. All ingredients must be fresh and he bakes from scratch. I used to use duncan hines and betty crocker mixes all the time, but after eating his dessert, i was ruined!
Recently giles baked blondies and brownies and renamed it Yellow Brown dessert for the Revolution. Since I only took a picture of the blondies, i will share with you his recipe.
melt the following in double boiler:
2 cups of brown sugar
10 1/2 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
add the following ingredients to mixture:
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
set in a pan, add white chocolate chips and crushed almonds over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.