London Fog Blondies
Last week I wanted a London Fog so bad but it was so hot out. It's almost that magical time of year when you switch to hot drinks, but not quite yet. To fulfill my London Fog needs I decided to do the next best thing, make it into a dessert somehow. If there are Mocha Brownies, then there should be London Fog Blondies, right?
Is anyone else looking forward to hot drinks? London Fogs are my fave but I'll take a regular old espresso latte too. Oh man, and chai lattes... Fall can not come fast enough!
LONDON FOG BLONDIE INGREDIENTS
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup brewed earl grey tea
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
LONDON FOG FROSTING INGREDIENTS
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 bags of earl grey tea
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-3.5 cups powdered sugar
LONDON FOG BLONDIE INSTRUCTIONS
Heat oven to 350º F. Line a 9x13-inch metal baking pan with parchment.
Using an electric mixer, beat together melted butter and brown sugar until blended. Add eggs, tea, and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together salt and flour. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until just incorporated.
Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
Once cooled, frost with London Fog Frosting (recipe below) and cut into squares.
LONDON FOG FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS
Heat ¼ cup of heavy cream in microwave for 30 seconds. Add tea bags to cream and steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze out tea. Place in the fridge to chill.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add tea-infused heavy cream and vanilla and mix together for another minute.
With mixer running, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments. Add more or less powdered sugar depending on the consistency you like. Mix until incorporated.
(Adapted from Dash of Texas' Creamy Earl Grey Frosting recipe)