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Brownies or Blondies?

Lets talk about the difference and which one is better ...

So i often get asked

"Whats the difference between a blondie and a brownie?"

"Are they the same thing or is there any difference?"

So google says

Brownie : A chocolate brownie or simply a brownie is a square or rectangular chocolate baked confection. Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. Brownies often, but not always, have a glossy "skin" on their upper crust.

Blondie : A blondie is a variety of dessert bar. It resembles a chocolate brownie, but substitutes vanilla in place of cocoa, and contains brown sugar

And so the difference is?

So brownies contain chocolate and cocoa powder, blondies are still a tray bake but they contain brown sugar and vanilla. No cocoa powder and sometimes no chocolate. So it's not a white chocolate or a vanilla version of a brownie.

So how do they weigh up against each other?

  1. Personally I think brownies are easier to make. I can do them with my eyes shut and I've found blondies a lot harder to get right to the standard that I'm happy with. So maybe it's that they're easier to make in general, which could be why people prefer them

  2. Brownies are a lot richer in flavour compared to blondies, so that completely comes down to preference and what you prefer

  3. They're both as fudgy as each other depending on how you bake them and for how long but both can have the same texture and crackly top

  4. You can completely vary them both with flavours - again it depends what you think pairs well with chocolate and vanilla. I like to do the same flavours for both and just mix it up a bit.

  5. Blondies are making their way mainstream but brownies are still a lot more common, so less people have tried them compared to how many have tried a brownie

I think personally it comes down to preference and is all about choice, I do love a blondie but for me it's all always gonna be brownies

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