Our favourite blondies

Makes 20

Preparation: 15 min

Baking: 30 min

75 g butter

300 g white chocolate, roughly broken

3 eggs

125 ml (½ c) caster sugar

5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence

330 ml (1? c) self-raising flour

100 g slivered almonds, roughly chopped

100 g white chocolate, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Lightly grease a 12 x 30 cm baking tin and line with baking paper.

Melt the butter and chocolate pieces in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water over low heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla essence. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour, almonds and chopped chocolate.

Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and spread to the edges. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top has a firm crust. Allow to cool in the pan, then cut into squares.

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