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Double cherry Bakewell blondies squares recipe with glace cherries and cherry jam

Double Cherry Bakewell Blondies

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
Gooey almond flavoured blondies with white chocolate chips and two types of cherry - glace cherries inside and cherry jam swirled on top!

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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 16 blondies

Ingredients
 

  • 115 g (½ cups) unsalted butter
  • 100 g (½ cups) caster sugar (white sugar)
  • 75 g ( cups) light brown sugar (soft / packed)
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 50 g (½ cups) ground almonds (almond flour)
  • 90 g (¾ cups) plain flour (all-purpose)
  • 15 g (1 tablespoon) cornflour ** (sometimes called cornstarch, e.g. in the US)
  • 75 g (½ cups) white chocolate chips
  • 75 g (½ cups) glace cherries (chopped or halves, called candied cherries)
  • 75 g (4 tablespoon) cherry jam
  • 15 g (1 ½ tablespoon) flaked almonds (optional)
  • 50 g (½ cups) icing sugar (powdered sugar, optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven: 180°C / 160°C (fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
  • Melt the butter for 30-50secs in the microwave and beat in the sugar until smooth and thick.
  • Thoroughly beat in the egg, almond extract and salt (if using) until well combined.
  • Add the ground almonds, then sieve in the flour and cornflour, stirring in until combined.
  • Stir in the glace cherries and white chocolate chips until spread evenly throughout the mix.
  • Pour the blondie mix into a lined 8-inch square pan*, smoothing out gently. Using a teaspoon, dollop the jam on top, spacing the blobs out. Gently swirl them through the blondie mix with a knife or skewer.
  • Bake for 25-30mins until the top is lightly golden and has only a slight wobble in the middle.
  • Sprinkle almond flakes on top and allow your blondies to cool.
  • If using, in a small bowl mix the icing sugar with 2-3teaspoon of warm water until you get a smooth icing. Drizzle this over your cooled blondie then cut into squares and enjoy.

Notes

* You can swap the 8-inch square pan for a 9-inch square pan and reduce the baking time by 5mins.
** The cornflour used in this recipe is a white fine flour, not a yellow coarse flour. However, sometimes this is called cornstarch and the yellow version is called cornflour, e.g. in the US, so be sure to pick the white one!

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Almond, Bakewell, Blondies, Cherry
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