There are occasions I find it hard to answer the question ” What to cook?“.
Not sure about you, but for me, it is not easy to find the perfect pot luck item(s), especially if your fellow guests are from other backgrounds. Different taste, preference and food requirements make it hard to decide on a menu item, especially savory ones. I have had occasions where my guests could not stand coriander (cilantro), spring onions, or even wontons.
The worst occasion was perhaps when one asked for `two-minute´ noodles instead of trying an almost perfect wonton short soup. Politeness matter aside, I realized that this girl was used to KFC and the like and had never got any exposure to other cuisines (Hello, are you living in the world?). So, well… for pot luck, I normally choose to bring desserts. Things like chocolate, caramel popcorns and choc chip cookies can hardly fail.
And I can promise this nutella blondie is always a winner, especially among kids. Actually, anything nutella is normally a guaranteed winner, even with me, who doesn´t love it that much. I have to thanks the gorgeous Johanna for sharing this recipe. Actually, trust me, jump on her blog. All the old-fashioned and home-made treats she made were absolutely delicious. I have made several recipes from her and always love the results.
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* 250g butter
* 3 eggs
* 2 cups dark brown sugar
* ½ cup castor sugar
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 2½ cups plain flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* ½ tsp bicarb soda
* 220g jar (about 1 cup) Nutella (or any chocolate hazelnut spread)
Preheat the oven to 170 C (325 F) degrees. Line a (9´´ x 13´´) lamington tin with baking paper.
Melt butter in a large heat proof bowl in the microwave. Add eggs, brown sugar, castor sugar, salt, vanilla, flour, baking powder and bicarb soda. It will be quite a thick batter.
Spoon batter into the prepared tin and smooth with the back of a spoon. Dollop nutella over the batter. Use a skewer to swirl it through the batter and make lovely designs.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the batter is puffed and golden but still a little moist in the middle. They will collapse slightly once out of the oven.
Cool in tin overnight and then slice into squares or bars.