I have been having a struggle with brain fog today. You know the feeling… walking into a room and not remembering why you’re there, forgetting things, not being able to focus. It is not a fun feeling, especially when it doesn’t happen just once, but over and over and over. I’ve walked out of the house, not once, not twice, but three separate times today, only to have to turn around and get something that I have forgotten. My head is all over the place, and not once has it been where it’s supposed to be. I’m honestly surprised I can get a coherent sentence out. This is one of those days when I need to just get behind the camera and not think about anything else except shooting, but I did promise a pumpkin recipe this week, so here it is. I found this a couple of years ago on Picky Palate and they are so yummy.
Pumpkin White Chocolate Ginger Blondies
[adapted from Picky Palate]
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped crystallized/candied ginger
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe dish until melted and hot. Pour in the white chocolate chips and let them sit for a minute. Stir them together until all the chips are melted and set aside.
In a large bowl mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and white chocolate chips. Stir in the melted chocolate/butter mixture. Beat the eggs and sour cream in a separate bowl, then add to the flour mixture. Add in the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and top with the chopped ginger. Bake for 28-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let it cool completely. Cut into squares and then refrigerate (I let mine stay in the fridge overnight).
Mix the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth and drizzle over the blondes just before serving.
“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” ~ Mark Twain