Brownies and Misc. Slices

White Chocolate and Apricot Blondies

Strange as it may seem, given that brownies are one of my signature dishes, that I have never cooked blondies. In fact it wasn’t for a good couple of years that I even knew about them, and so naturally I was delighted to give them a whirl yesterday with my friends Ashleigh and Andrew. I opened up my good ole copy of the  200 Cakes and Bakes Cookbook from the Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook Series, and away we went!

Overall I would say that this was a very fun, quick and delish dish that I highly recommend to all bakers out there. It’s also a fantastic variation on your usual chocolate-type dessert as the flavour of the white chocolate is marvellously subtle and therefore doesn’t detract from the apricots – which are my favourite part.


White Chocolate and Apricot Blondies

Makes: 20 slices, Prep: 15-20 mins, Cook: 20-25 mins


  • 300g white chocolate chips
  • 125g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g dried apricots, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, line a slice pan with baking paper.
  2. Break half the chocolate into pieces into a saucepan over boiling water, add the butter.
  3. Dice remaining chocolate.
  4. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla for about five minutes until thick and beaters form peaks. Fold in melted chocolate mixture, flour and baking powder.
  5. Fold in half the chopped chocolate and apricots.
  6. Pour mixture into slice pan, spread evenly, then top with remaining chocolate and apricots.
  7. Cook for 20-25 minutes until well risen, top is crusty and centre is still a little soft.
  8. Leave to cool then move to wire rack and slice into even squares.



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