White Chocolate & Almond Blondies with Raspberries

White Chocolate Almond Blondie with Raspberries
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Oh I do love brownies, blondies, all sorts of easy, chocolatey tray bakes. You name it and if it contains chocolate (white, milk or dark) I’m there. 🙂

I tend to keep a small (ahem!) 😉 stash of chocolate for baking purposes and for some reason recently I have acquired quite a substantial amount of white chocolate. Must have been using milk and dark for baking much more of late obviously. Anyway, this sort of prompted me to come up with a way to use it up and what better way than to bake some blondies! 

White Chocolate Almond Blondie with Raspberries

My White Chocolate & Almond Blondies with Raspberries are just so delicious and if you are a fan of chocolatey, fruity bakes with some almond flavour thrown in, you will love them. I decided to substitute some of the flour with ground almonds and also threw in some flaked almonds for good measure and a bit of crunch. I went for flaked almonds as opposed to other nuts to keep the almond flavour going but feel free to substitute them if you like. Initially, I thought about using almond extract instead of vanilla but my original attempt without it worked out so well I decided to leave it. The almond flavour is really quite strong in this recipe and it marries so beautifully with sweetness of white chocolate and sharpness of seasonal raspberries. Perfect combination if you ask me!

Another thing that is really great about any brownies, or blondies for that matter, is that all you need is a bowl (being it a heatproof one in this case) and a wooden spoon. There is no need for fancy standing mixers (as much as I do love mine) and you can have a quick dessert whipped up in no time. Need any more convincing? Well, let me add  that they are easy to cut into neat portions and travel well too. That makes them perfect for Summer picnics or any other type of al fresco dining.

White Chocolate Almond Blondie with Raspberries

If you like baking with fruit why don’t you take a look at my other sweet delights Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake or Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Raspberries.

And if you are after some delightful picnic snacks try Asparagus and Parma Ham Twists with Pesto or perhaps Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls.

White Chocolate & Almond Blondie with Raspberries

Yield: Cuts into 16 squares

Ingredients

  • 150g white chocolate + 50g for melting and drizzling over
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g punnet of raspberries
  • 150g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 50g almond flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Square tin 23x23cm (9x9inch) or similar.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Melt 150g of white chocolate and butter in bain-marie (heatproof bowl placed over a pan with simmering water). Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Once melted remove from the heat.
  3. Add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Add flour, ground almonds, salt and almond flakes and mix well until incorporated.
  5. Fold in gently fresh raspberries and spoon mixture onto prepared baking tin.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 min or until toothpick comes out clean but centre is still soft.
  7. Let it cool before drizzling over some melted, white chocolate.
  8. Cut into squares and serve with some more fresh raspberries if you like.
  9. Enjoy!
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24 Comments

  • Reply Jenny Paulin

    these look delicious Jo, I love the little bursts of fresh, zingy raspberries within the bake . I think white chocolate brownies are a welcome change to milk chocolate ones . thank you for linking to #Bakeoftheweek

    July 18, 2017 at 9:48 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Jenny! Raspberries really made these blondies as they work so nicely with white chocolate. X

      July 20, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Party Food Party Cake - mummy mishaps

    […] we have some yummy White Chocolate & Almond Blondies with Raspberries from Jo – a last minute second entry from her too this week. I love the pockets of fruity […]

    July 19, 2017 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Corina

    These are so my kind of blondies! I just love to addition of the raspberries. My husband and I are always arguing over the fact that I make something he really really likes but then I add fruit and spoil it for him so I know his reaction to these but I would be quite happy and just eat them all! Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

    July 19, 2017 at 10:13 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Corina! It’s funny cause my hubby didn’t used to be too keen on fruity bakes but came round eventually lol 😂 x

      July 20, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Monika Dabrowski

    This is my kind of cake – easy and delicious, and I love fruit in baking! Thank you for bringing this lovely recipe to #CookBlogShare:)
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    July 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Monika 😊 They really are so easy and definitely delicious. Raspberries give a bit if tartness to the bake which works well against sweetness of white chocolate.

      July 20, 2017 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Karen, the next best thing to mummy

    Oh, these look rather tasty, we have family coming to stay next week, so I will make some of these as an afternoon treat#brilliantblogs@_karendennis
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    July 20, 2017 at 9:13 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Karen 😊 I hope you like them. x

      July 20, 2017 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Ooh I love brownies & blondies, and this is such a great flavour combination Jo. Love that you added some almond in there. I had to chuckle at your stash of chocolate – it resonated with me for some reason 😉
    Angela x
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    July 20, 2017 at 11:15 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Angela 😀 I’m so guilty of picking up more chocolate almost every time I go shopping only to come home and realise that I’ve got loads of it already. I think I might need help lol 😂 x

      July 20, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Debbie Gibson

    these look so delicate and delicious Jo. I have to confess that I’ve never made blondies. Plenty of brownies – probably way too many brownies for one lifetime 🙂 But never blondies – so I’ll have to give them a try 🙂 #brilliantblogposts
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    July 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Than you Debbie! Oh I do love brownies but these guys seem that bit more summery 🙂 I hope you like them x

      July 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply jenny walters

    These look super.What beautiful photos too!Raspberry and white chocolate are fab bed fellows.Perfect for baking with the kiddies too xx
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    July 22, 2017 at 6:50 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny! 🙂 They so are! It definitely is kiddie friendly recipe and so quick and easy too. Final product is a bit wasted on my kids though as they sit there patiently digging the raspberries out of their blondies… (sigh!) Apparently they don’t like “the bits”. Never mind, can’t please them all! 😉 xx

      July 25, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    I love blondies and yours look so yummy! Raspberries and chocolate is always a winning combo. Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite
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    July 23, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Kat! 🙂 I was so happy with how they turned out, really delicious! x

      July 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply CakePants

    I love white chocolate and raspberries together – the white chocolate’s sweetness and the berries’ tartness go perfectly in combination! These blondies look terrific. I’m looking forward to trying them sometime!
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    July 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      It really is brilliant combination isn’t it? I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 🙂 x

      July 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Claire Thomas

    My hubby loves white chocolate so I have pinned this to treat him!
    #weshouldcocoa

    July 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Hi Claire 🙂 Many thanks for stopping by. I hope hubby likes these. x

      July 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply choclette

    Ooh I’m with you on brownies and blondies. I think they’re my all time favourite bake. So easy and so delicious. White chocolate and raspberry is a gorgeous summer combination and these look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing with #WeShouldCocoa.
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    July 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Best Ever Chocolate Courgette Cake | Jo's Kitchen Larder

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    August 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Katie Bryson

    Good grief, how on earth am I supposed to resist these beauties?!!!!! Your baking is always amazing Jo! Thanks for submitting this recipe into Simple and in Season xxx
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    September 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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