Food is a huge part of our family life. As well as eating and enjoying food together, we also love to share cooking and baking with the children. Daddy is an amateur chef, creating all kinds of delicious family meals, and I prefer to bake, making cakes and biscuits with the children regularly. Another love of mine is photography – as you can see on out Instagram account. So, when Snapfish asked us to combine these two loves, I was thrilled. They asked us to try some of their new cooking themed photo gifts, and to come up with the delicious family recipe to showcase in a Snapfish Photo Recipe Book. My double chocolate blondie recipe is a huge hit with the children.
And, if you want to try something a bit different or special for a party, you can see a rainbow version of them in our beautiful Snapfish Recipe Book. Instructions for how to make the blondies, and their exciting rainbow cousins, can be found below. My readers can also get an amazing 40% off sitewide on Snapfish right now. Simply use this link and the code FOODIE40.
The time we spend together is so precious. Having keepsakes to remember these moments (and the delicious creations!) really is priceless.
Snapfish in the Kitchen
We chose to showcase our recipe for Snapfish using the Photo Gift Chopping board and the Farm-to-Table Cookbook Photo Book. This meant we were able to choose a beautiful photo of the children for our chopping board and create a beautiful cookbook with many of the recipes that we have shared on Someone’s Mum so far. Snapfish personalisation is unique and makes gifts and keepsakes that are really special. Daddy spends a lot of time in the kitchen making delicious meals for us and I just know he will be smiling at the beautiful photo on our new chopping board for years to come.
We also have a cookbook that is full of treasured memories and photographs of us enjoying food, and each other’s company. It will make a truly beautiful keepsake to pass onto the children one day too. If you have a lot of family recipes that you would like to keep together, or a relative who loves to cook and create in the kitchen, I cannot recommend this gift highly enough. It was easy to make and is so sturdy and professional – we feel a bit like published cooks!
Both gifts were so easy to make – you can simply import photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos. There are items to suit every budget and the final products just look so impressive.
Double Chocolate Blondie Recipe
Prep time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 30/35 minutes
- 175g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g white chocolate
- 125g unsalted butter
- 3 eggs
- 170g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for rainbow blondies
- Extra flour for coating choc chips
1. Line a 9×9 inch (cm) brownie tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees, 160 in a fan oven or gas mark 4.
2. Melt 100g of chocolate and the butter in a heatproof bowl, over a pan of hot water. Set to one side. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy. This will take about ten minutes with an electric whisk.
3. Pour the melted butter and chocolate mixture into the whisked mixture and fold in carefully. Sift the flour and baking powder in and again, combine carefully.
4. Coat the milk chocolate chips in flour (this is to stop them from sinking in the mixture) and then sift them to remove the excess. And the chips to the mixture and then pour into the brownie tray.
5. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top of the blondies springs back to the touch. After ten minutes in the oven, cover the top with foil to avoid it browning too quickly. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave until completely cool. Melt the remaining white chocolate and drizzle over the top.
6. Finally, cut into 9 pieces and serve.
If you would like to modify this blondies recipe to make rainbow blondies, after step 3 simply separate the mixture into six parts (or fewer for fewer colours) and add the gel food colourings of your choice to each one. Then, add the mixtures to the tray a spoonful at the time, in order to create a pattern of colours. You can also use white choc chips for this version. Then simply bake according to the instructions above.
There you have it – an every day blondie recipe that can be turned into something a bit special for a birthday or other occasion. And with Snapfish you can create keepsakes to treasure family time whatever the occasion. Remember, my readers can also get an amazing 40% off sitewide on Snapfish right now. Simply use the code FOODIE40.
*Please note, this is a paid collaboration with Snapfish. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy.
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