Mini Caramel Blondies in mini bundt molds
You can make mini blondies in the Nordic Ware mini-bundlettes! This caramel blondies recipe is the richest and you have a bite ready in no time. Its buttery flavor and brown sugar aroma is delicious, and it's a great way to present the classic blondie bars but in a beautiful format, thanks to the finish that the Nordic Ware mini bundlette mold gives it.
If you're unfamiliar with the term, blondies are the blonde version of brownies , absolutely addictive biscuit bites. It is important to note that they must be made with brown sugar , since it is precisely that that gives them their characteristic toffee flavor (caramel) -if white sugar is used, they become brownies.
To make these blondies we use brown sugar, however we also give them a plus of toffee flavor thanks to the caramel that we introduce into the dough.
They are a great option for breakfast, for a snack at school or to take out at any celebration. Do you dare with her?
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 XL egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 ½ cups of pastry flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup caramel chips*
- optional: frosting
*For caramel chips, chop up classic latte caramels (like Nata de Torres classic caramel toffee). If not, you can also replace it with chocolate chips, I assure you that they are delicious.
To make them caramel, you can also add a couple of tablespoons of Tiptree salted caramel to the mix, thus substituting for the nuggets, and you get some delicious blondies!
- Preheat the oven to 180 C and prepare the Mini Bundt Braided mold with release spray . Use a pastry brush to evenly cover the details of the pan.
- Use the Kitchenaid robot with the paddle attachment to mix the melted butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and mix until integrated. Add the egg and egg yolk, mixing on low speed.
- In a small bowl, sift together the flour, yeast, and salt. Mix these dry ingredients together and add them to the Kitchenaid bowl, mixing well with the butter and sugar.
- Add caramel chips, chocolate chips, or a few tablespoons of cream caramel.
- With the mixture, fill each cavity of the Mini-Braided mold (only up to ¾ of its height, because when baked they will rise). Gently hit the mold on a cloth on the counter, tapping it a few times to release the air contained in the dough (after the blows, you will see some bubbles appear on the surface of the dough), aside from that, this way the dough settles well in the mold.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes on the rack at medium height of the oven or until the edges are lightly browned and the Nordic Ware cake thermometer indicates doneness.
- Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Then invert onto a rack to unmold (wait no more than 10 minutes to unmold to get them out properly).
- Clean the mold, prepare the cavities with spray and repeat the baking time with the remaining dough.
For the final presentation:
- You can sprinkle a little icing sugar , or you can melt in a bowl in the microwave or in a saucepan a few generous tablespoons of Tiptree liquid caramel , to brush some of the blondies (or all). They will also look good with a light chocolate coating , brush them with melted chocolate foundant in the microwave for a few seconds together with a little liquid cream, to make it brighter and smoother.
- Another alternative, if you want it to make it sweeter, is to cover them with Havana Dulce de Leche , which you can reduce by heating it with a little butter or milk cream; And of course you always have the option of adding condensed milk for those with a sweet tooth.
- With the inner caramel flavor of these blondies, a vanilla frosting works great. To do this, simply combine 2 cups of sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons of melted (and lost-heat) butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and
3 or 4 tablespoons of milk. Mix everything together and pour generously and decadently into the blondies.
- If you smear them with chocolate, caramel, condensed milk... or your favorite icing, you can still give them a touch more, and that is to spread some chopped and caramelized hazelnuts on top, or coconut flakes, laminated hazelnuts, caramelized walnuts... They will be beautiful and they will fit them well.
- If your decision is to cover them or make a glaze, poke the blondies with a toothpick several times so that the flavor penetrates into each portion.
- It is better to serve them hot. If the Mini Blondies get cold and hard, microwave them for about 15 seconds and enjoy!