Around the virtual watercooler at Tablespoon, we think a lot about rainbows. Double rainbows, actually, because we know how much you all love rainbows (my best friend does too!). So, we are actually thinking up new, fun recipes that incorporate rainbows.
Here’s my latest: Double Rainbow Blondies
. These are buttery, soft blondies with rainbow-hued candy coated chocolate pieces inside. They are topped with Powdered Sugar Icing
that I tinted with gel food coloring.
My daughter was so excited when she saw all the little bowls of icing in all different colors waiting to be drizzled. Me? I wasn’t so excited that I forgot to wear protective gloves before handling said food coloring – who wants to have red fingers for days?!? So, take that as a cautionary tale and use gloves!
Now, the secret to making these without making a huge mess? Once you’ve cut the blondies, transfer them to a wire cooling rack that’s set over a foil-lined baking sheet. The foil will fold up easily for mess-free cleanup. Then you are free to drizzle all the colors without worrying about getting the icing everywhere. Also, leave the blondies on that rack until the icing dries.
The best part of these blondies? The wow factor when everyone sees the bright hues.Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.