Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Brownies

 

Just like fellow Texas food blogger Mary at Food Joy, I have a tendency to want to add lemon to everything this time of year. When I came across this recipe at Cooking Classy, it was calling my name and saying things like, "Bake me. You know you want to. I promise you won't regret it." By now I'm sure you are well aware of my baking phobia. Well, this dessert definitely helped me overcome it. This brownie was unlike any I've ever had. It was moist, with a more cake like texture than a crumbly cupcake or a dense brownie. All I can say is it was delicious! I'm definitely planning on making it again, but next time I'm doubling the recipe. 
 

*Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

 Blueberry Lemon Brownies:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tsp lemon juice (the juice of about 1/2 lemon)
3 tsp. lemon zest (the zest of about 1 1/2 lemons)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 recipe white chocolate glaze, recipe follows

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat egg and egg yolks on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in sugar, butter, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla, mix until well blended. Add in dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Fold in blueberries. Pour mixture into a buttered 8 x 8 baking dish and spread into an even layer. Bake 30-34 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. (I used frozen blueberries, and cooked mine for 33 minutes). Allow Brownies to cool completely, then pour the white chocolate glaze over top and spread over evenly. You can freeze bars for 10-15 minutes after baking for quicker glazing.


White Chocolate Glaze:

1 cup white chocolate chips, or 6 oz. chopped white chocolate
3 Tbsp. half and half

 
Directions:

Melt chocolate by tempering it on the stove. Add in half and half and stir together until completely incorporated. 


**Recipe yields approx. 6 brownies**
**Note: I doubled the glaze recipe from the original recipe.**

Enjoy!





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18 comments:

  1. i'm the same way - i love love love citrus, especially lemon + especially this time of the year. these look absolutely amazing!

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    1. Thank you Amy. There were so delicious, I'll probably be whipping up another batch very soon!

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  2. Baking Phobia???????? YOUR kidding Right????????? Those look fabulous!

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    1. Awww. So sweet. This is the first dessert I felt comfortable making and it actually came out delicious. I think I might make this my signature dessert:) Of course, I'll have to make it several times to make sure I perfected the recipe;)

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  3. Ditto. The hotter it gets, the more I want fruit, especially citrus & berries. But these still give me a chocolate fix. And these are so pretty!

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  4. Thanks! They looked so yummy that I glazed them while they were still hot:)

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  5. HO-LEE-COW! I saw the photo and went, hmm, is that a lemon glaze? And when I saw it was white chocolate, I lost all sense of reason. Yum yum!

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    1. Thanks Mary. They are great with a cup of coffee...The breakfast of champions:)

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  6. The blueberry/lemon combo is classic - so happy to see it in the form of a brownie!!!

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    1. I agree. I thought... lemon and blueberries + in the form of a brownie = Brilliant! Looking forward to reading your future posts pertaining to a handsome dining companion.Umm hmm...waiting for you to dish the dets:)

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  7. Wow, that is one mouthwatering brownie! Love the flavors you used and the combination of lemon and blueberry, too! Great recipe.

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    1. Thank you Georgia. I love that the recipe calls for very little flour. They were even good reheated the next day. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I would eat the hell out of these...lemon +blueberry is a GREAT combo!!!

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    1. Thanks! Saw you on TV today. Thank goodness for DVR:) Looked like a fun show.

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  9. This is one of my favorite 'sweets' combination. I'ma need to try this, STAT!

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    1. It was fabulous! I think I'm going to make it again for Mother's Day.

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  10. Hello, I found your site via Designs By Gollum's Foodie Friday! Glad I did because I'll have to add this to my summer "must bake" list!

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Madge! You are going to love these brownies. The flavor combinations is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

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