White Chocolate Brownies

Thursday, May 24, 2007



This has been a heck of a week...truly nerve wracking. How would you feel if somebody told you that your paycheck (you know, the thing that makes your blog look good) is somewhere out there...but 3 days late... Yep, I thought you might react the way I did and picked up a spatula, some chocolate, cracked up some eggs and made brownies...Had to work out my nerves on something and when things don't go right I bake, I stir, I knead and I know I am not the only one. The world could have crumbled and fallen...I would not have cared...Maybe I need to take these to the bank tomorrow and they might be more understanding of a slight chance of an overdraft...!

I don't use white chocolate that much but here it truly worked magic and gave a great fudgy brownie. Oh yes, these are great. Really...I used my "mental" brownie recipe but reduced the sugar as white chocolate is already very sweet to my taste. I am surprised I liked these that much as I did. Yes, I know "white chocolate" is not remotely close to chocolate but that velvety smooth confections is known around the world as "chocolate", so indulge me with this one before calling the chocolate police.

White Chocolate Brownies:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces white chocolate
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour an 8 inch square baking pan, or line with foil.
Melt butter and 4 oz of white chocolate together in top of double boiler over hot water. When melted remove from heat and add the remaining white chocolate. Stir to blend well. Set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick.Add white chocolate and butter mixture, vanilla and flour. Beat just until smooth. Add chocolate chunks and mix in by hand, being careful not to overmix.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cut into squares or bars.



They made me feel so much better that I am virtually sending them to Myriam for her second Browniebabe Of The Month event. Check out the round up sometime after June 10th.
Update: the check finally came in... phewww!

68 comments:

Claire said...

That looks delicious! YUM!

Leo said...

Amazing. I don't even like white chocolate, but these sound so amazing, I think I'm going to have to hurry to the grocery store and nab the ingredients!

Deb said...

These are brilliant. I love it when creative cooks switch up ingredients. I've finally--after too long--gotten over my disinterest in white chocolate, largely by understanding places where it excels. I can't wait to try these!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Chocolate or not, it does seem to have a good spot on the taste buds. No sir, there can be no chocolate police on this case.
I'll have two please.

choumie said...

Il est beau ton brownie. Petit bonjour de France !!

Meeta said...

Helen, it's the best way to work those nrves. BTW: you mentioned that we live in a parallel universe in one of your mails to me. Well guess what I made white chocolate brownies yesterday too!! I'll be shooting them today LOL! Hugs!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those blondies look marvelous and very delicious! Yummy! I still have to try that white version of brownies...

breadchick said...

oh....
my....
GOD!!!

Helen those look sooooo good that I am ordering white chocolate from the Baker's Catalogue right after I hit "submit" on this comment. If you don't win BrownieBabe this month just for this recipe alone you will be my BrownieBabe!!

Freya and Paul said...

I know exactly how you feel Helene, my boss 'forgot' to transfer my wages so I have to go through yet another weekend with no money - and it's a bank holiday. Still, there's always brownies...

Brilynn said...

I'm generally not much of a white chocolate fan, but those really appeal to me.

Deborah said...

I'm not a huge white chocolate fan, either, but I might make an exception for these!!

Aimée said...

I can relate to hitting the kitchen when I need to calm my nerves or get over something. Who need self-help books?
These brownies look like gooood therapy.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Baking therapy - nothing better for stress. I love you brownies (whities?); they look like white chocolate fudge. Yumm.

wheresmymind said...

I wouldn't be mad...I'd be pissed!!

Veron said...

great therapy for frayed nerves. I could have sworn off ever using white chocolate but my sister in law swears it makes a good filling. And judging from this, it makes a great brownie too.

Lis said...

You know what? I hate white chocolate. But I (seriously, not just saying it) would love to try these.. they look that good.

xoxo

talida said...

those look awesome!

Marce said...

wow, simply awesome. I really need to try these very soon. Now, let´s suppose one´s trying to cut back the fat content just a bit, would you think this recipe would work with a 30% butter, 70% plain yogurt ratio or so?
I´ve always liked cakes with plain yogurt because you get the moisture minus all the fat, and I´m hoping it can work because the white chocolate itself already has a high fat content.

Kelly-Jane said...

They look great, I especially love the chocolate chips peeking out.

gilly said...

Oh my Helene, that's terrible news about your paycheque! Yipes! I hope it all gets sorted out!

Beautiful brownies... I've been warming up to white chocolate a bit over the last few months, as I've never been a fan. These sound just lovely!

JennDZ said...

I am not a huge fan of chocolate - white or otherwise, but these look really good. It reminds me that I need to come up with a recipe for some kind of brownie or bar dessert that I am doing for my cooking class...and brownies are a cooks dessert - no kneading here!

Peabody said...

They almost look like giant pieces of white fudge...yum.

Quellia said...

If I were the bank, I'd give you overdraft!
How about sending me some as well?

Mallow said...

Those are absolutely GORGEOUS!

the pastry princess said...

yum these look amazing! so much better than any other white chocolate brownie recipe i've tried. i will definitely be trying these...

Papilles et Pupilles said...

So amazing and so yummy !

emily said...

They look gorgeous!

CollyWolly said...

Oooooh WOW! All my senses have gone onto alert........these look amazing!!!Thank you Helene, I am also into baking therapy! So glad your pay check got sorted. I love your blog.

Jenny said...

I agree that baking can be SO therapeutic. Nothing like mixing brownies by hand!

I adore the idea of this recipe. So many people do the opposite approach - chocolate dough, which chips, and I love this version. Must try!

bea at la tartine gourmande said...

ma pauvre. Hope this bank misery will sort itself out, especially now that the long weekend is coming up! Is there really a chocolate police? I think these look just tempting as if they were dark. And I am a dark chocoholic!

Chris said...

I am sorry you had an icky week. But, these brownies look to-die-for.

Amy said...

Yum! I love white chocolate and wanted to make some white chocolate brownies too. Your version looks really good.

Jenny said...

I made these last night! They turned out beautifully, maybe not quite as uniform as yours, but that is probably because I didn't wait until they were perfectly cool to cut them into squares.

The only thing I think I would change is to add a little salt to really bring out the flavors.

Beautiful.

kim said...

Am a beginner in baking and just made this awhile ago - love it! Thanks for the recipe!

Laura Hejl said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. I made them last night and they were delicious! Even my husband, who does not particularly like white chocolate had more than one serving. I linked your reciped on my blog :)

Allie said...

I just made these last night and they are so incredibly good!! I'm not a white chocolate fan but, truly, these are fantastic. I can't wait to share them with a friend who is obsessed with white chocolate. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

eatme_delicious said...

yum those look awesome. i've been wanting to try out a white chocolate brownie recipe so i will save this one!

Karen said...

motuhwatery goodness!

Tsara Be said...

Cela fait un moment que je voulais faire un blondie et je te remercie pour ta recette. Par contre j'ai besoin de quelques précisions car j'ai suivi ta recette à la lettre et mon brownie étaient plus "cakey" que "gooey" et "fudgy" comme j'aurais voulu qu'ils le soit! Aussi j'aimerais savoir ...qd tu ( je te tutoie sans offense) dis battre, c'est avec un batteur électrique ou au fouet?
Merci pour tes précisions et pour ce magnifique blog.

Tartelette said...

Tsara Be: je les melange en general a la main avec un fouet ou une spatule. Avec un fouet electrique, je trouve qu'il y a trop d'air.

TsaraBe said...

Ok merci pour ta réponse. Je me disais aussi car moi toutes les fois ou j'ai essayé, j'ai utilisé le batteur électrique... C'est parti pour une nouvelle tentative ce week-end :)

Anonymous said...

I used your recipe and my brownie turned out like cake. =( Can I microwave the chocolate and butter or do I have to melt it on the stove top?

Christine said...

Looks delicious! I am going to have to give these a try!

Anonymous said...

i just made these and i dont really like them.. i love white chocolate but they ended up tasting like plain white cake to me. i dont know.. i would have liked more white chocolate flavor i guess. thanks though

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Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a good recipe, and the feedback for this one seems wonderful.

But I was curious. Has anyone made them WITHOUT the chocolate chips? I'd love to know if they're just as good without.

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna try them right now! :)
help though, how much is 6tbsp of butter in grams?

Tartelette said...

It's about 75-80 grams.

Anonymous said...

wow! thanks for the swift reply!
let me go put my baking skills to the test now... :)

PS: I was thinking of replacing the choc chips with macadamia nuts - just because I'm nuts for nuts... how does that sound?

Tartelette said...

That sounds good!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I hate you!!! :p hahaha, why? why did u have to come up with this? It tastes so good, I'm never gonna stop making it!! :)
Thanks a zillion!
PS: Will try the macadamia nuts next batch, was out of them so just shredded some white chocolate into the batter :) heavenly!

Anonymous said...

I just made these as per the recipe. Although I thought it tasted good I didn't like the texture. It was too cakey and not "gooey" as I like my brownies. I would probably decrease the amount of flour next time.

Tartelette said...

Anon: it's always interesting when two people using the same recipe can achieve different results. Mine tured out really fudgey and not cakey!

morgana said...

At last! My first borwnies were this white chocolate brownies and I must say they were really delicious (better when still warm). I wanted a pink version and I changed some of the sugar for raspberry jelly nad the result was great. Thank you for this recipe, is really good.

syrals said...

Thank you for this recipe. I love white chocolate brownies and made this for the first time last night. It came out fudgy and very tasty. Also, your recipe was so simple.

I could not get white chocolate bars and so, used white chocolate chips. However, it still tasted like the brownies I get from the restaurant. Thanks a lot. :)

eatme_delicious said...

I made these awhile ago and loved them. Thanks for posting the recipe! The only thing that I thought was weird was that yours looked more fudgey and mine turned out more cakey. Maybe I ended up using more flour than you?

Anonymous said...

the brownies were ok, but definately better with a scoop of ice cream. Mine turned out less fudgey and rather paisty.

honeyB said...

Do you think these could be sweetened with honey? I'm pretty obsessed with the stuff, and it sounds like it would pair fabulously with white chocolate. The only problem is that it tends to brown rather quickly. Do have an idea for the baking temp and time?

Julie said...

Just like a lot of others posting, mine came out very cakey too. I might try making them again, but ehh. Maybe refrigerating the batter? I'm not really sure what part I'm missing, where the consistencies are so different.

Tartelette said...

Julie: refrigerating the batter might work. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help them be fudgier: altitude and humidity play a big part in redering brownies cakey or fudgey, the way you measure your flour (packed or scooped), that's why I like to weigh ingredients instea) (here it is 125gr flour), and not to beat the eggs with the chocolate/flour mixture for too long.

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Anonymous said...

What do u mean by vanilla? Vanilla extract or vanilla essence? Thanks

Helene said...

Anonymous: extract.

Kevin said...

These white chocolate brownies look so good!

Rina said...

Made these for my family yesterday and got praised reviews!
I had them in the oven for only 25mins and even then I probably should have taken them out 5mins earlier to make them more soft/gooey.

Easiest recipe and so quick, will definitely make them again!

D Evans said...

These sound so good. I only have the white candi-coat in the house. Do you think this could be melted down and used in place of the white chocolate?

Helene said...

D Evans: I don't think the taste would be as good. Might have an issue with the texture too.

Kerry Dunkley said...

Mine are in the oven right now, excited!
Thanks for the great recipe and easy to follow instructions.

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