I saw this typo for Chi Square a while back and thought it’d make a great recipe idea. Turns out I was right: these bars won a prize at my department’s World Statistics Day bake-off.
Start with Mark Bittman’s blondie recipe (copied/adapted from here), and add some of the spices that go into chai tea.
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick, 4 ounces or 113 grams) butter, melted
- 1 cup (218 grams or 7 3/4 ounces for light; 238 grams or 8 3/8 ounces for dark) brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- scant 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8×8 pan, or line the pan with aluminum foil and grease the foil.
- Mix melted butter with brown sugar. Beat until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine salt, flour, and spices. Gently stir flour mixture into butter mixture.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until barely set in the middle. Cool on rack before cutting them.