Nutty Apricot Blondies– The Great British Baking Show

These delicious Nutty Apricot Blondies come from this this cookbook from The Great British Baking Show, which I binged on Netflix over the winter. My daughter and her husband gave me the book as a Christmas gift, and I gifted myself this one. 😂

I’ve since had fun baking several things from the show, like this Bakewell Tart and this Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling.

Nutty Apricot Blondies

The latest to add to my list of recipes I’ve tried is this Nutty Apricot Blondies recipe, and they did not disappoint. In fact, they might be my favorite so far. This recipe makes a thick, chewy blondie bar, with a touch of salty and sweet from the macadamia nuts, the apricots and the white chocolate. Such a good combo…. And bar recipes are so easy to pull together, too, making this recipe a keeper for sure.

Food Scale

A food scale is an easy solution to converting the British baking measurements in the book. I have THIS one that is super affordable and makes it a breeze to weigh out the ingredients. You can also find plenty of conversion guides online to print out. For your convenience, I’ve already adapted the ingredients in the recipe attached to this post.

Sifter

A sifter for your dry ingredients is another good tool to have on hand for baking. Many recipes call for sifting the dry ingredients before adding to the wet. You could skip this step, but I find it does make for a better texture, especially in things like cakes and pastries.

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Nutty Apricot Blondies

Niky @ The House on Silverado
These thick, chewy bars are the perfect combo of sweet & salty, because of the mixture of dried apricots, white chocolate, and macadamia nuts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 9 bars
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts chopped
  • ½ cup dried apricots chopped
  • cup white chocolate chips
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • tsp baking powder
  • 3 TBSP whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg, beating well.
  • Add the chopped nuts, apricot pieces, and white chocolate chips, mixing until incorporated.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add the salt and mix until stiff and well-combined. If the mixture seems too dry, add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until a thick batter is achieved.
  • Transfer the mixture to a square baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until lighten golden brown in color and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. The center should still be soft.
  • Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cut into 9 large bars or 18 smaller.
  • Store for several days in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 31.9gProtein: 3.6gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 17.3gCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
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22 thoughts on “Nutty Apricot Blondies– The Great British Baking Show

  1. 5 stars
    Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,530. Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen

  2. They looks super-gooey and delicious.
    The Great British Bake Off is quite an institution here., although I was really disappointed with this year’s competitors. This would have given all of them a run for their money xx
    #FiestaFriday

  3. I have never gotten to watch The Great British Baking Show – I don’t have cable access. But it looks like you’ve made some good Blondies here. Have a good weekend, and thanks for bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday.

  4. Mmmm…these look so good, Niky. I can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

  5. I have never thought of using macadamia nuts in my baking but I do love them and I really enjoy white chocolate chips too. I might just have to try this one! Pinned.

  6. Oh my goodness, Niky, your blondies look so good! The Great British Baking Show is definitely wonderful inspiration. I was asked to audition for the first series, but we were travelling so much I couldn’t commit to it. I love watching it though! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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