HERE IS ANOTHER OLDIE BUT GOODIE!!!
Let me tell you something about me…I LOVE ROOT BEER. I mean, I could live off of it and be happy. There is nothing like a cold rootbeer with some really good piping hot pizza. Sometimes I really think to myself, “Self, how in the world do you make all of this stuff and you’re not as big as a house”? I do not have an answer to that to be honest with you. I love making good food. I said that to say, that this recipe enters the danger zone of high sugar and incredible goodness. But life is too short to count the grams of sugar, carbs, and calories all the time, right? I would say that my diet consist of 85% of healthy choices and 15% of sinful pleasures. In fact, the food that I cook that is “bad” is only for the blog. And when I make things like this I take them to work or have friends over. I can’t waste food, but I can’t keep it either. But I also work out 5 times a week.
Hmmmm….sugar (in my Homer Simpson voice)
Anyway, I wanted to figure out a way to make something different incorporating root beer on a plate. So I tossed around the idea of brownies and root beer, root beer pound cake, root beer cookies, and the list goes on. But I don’t know if you have ever had blondies. If not, “You are slacking on your pimpin”. Try them! They are wonderful. They are like brownies without the chocolate. That is the best way I can describe it. Also, there is a pleasant surprise to the dish that I was not expecting. That is pouring a bit of root beer on top of the blondie and ice cream with caramel drizzled on top. It is like this wonderful balance of butter, sugar, root beer, and the taste was explosive! Okay, I’m done. Let me know what you think!
One last thing, since I am really starting out with this cooking
thing, my blondies came out slightly flat because I opened the oven too soon and put a toothpick to check if they were’re done, and they deflated a bit. They were still good. But lesson learned!
This recipe is adapted from the Food Network. I added my own spin on them obviously.
Rootbeer Float Blondies