Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and grease & line a 9x9inch Square Tin – leave to the side.
Melt the Butter carefully in the microwave, stir till smooth. Leave to the side for now!
Using an electric whisk/stand mixer, whisk together the Eggs, Caster Sugar and Vanilla together for a few minutes until the colour has turned pale, is very mousse like, and is double the original volume of the amount of eggs + sugar! You will know its done because when you lift the whisk up out of the mix it should leave a trail for a couple of seconds before disappearing!
Whilst whisking, beat in the melted butter a little at a time, making sure each spoonful of butter is fully mixed in before adding a bit more!
Once mixed in, sift in the Plain Flour, and fold the mixture together. Add in the Chocolate Chips, Raspberries and freeze dried Raspberries, and fold again.
Pour the mixture into the tin, and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes** or till baked through. I checked mine with a skewer and it came out clean when baked! Leave the Blondies to cool in the tin completely.
Drizzle over the melted chocolate, and sprinkle on the freeze dried raspberries (or some more fresh raspberries if you prefer) – leave the chocolate to set and then cut into your portions. I did 4×4 to get 16 decent sized pieces! Enjoy!
**Sometimes Brownies & Blondies and such can take a while to bake, for some random reason… so if at 35-40 minutes yours isn’t baked through fully, cover the top with foil to prevent burning and continue to bake till done!
I used Callebaut Chocolate in ALL of my bakes other than when specified. I buy mine in 2.5kg bags as it makes it much easier and cheaper for me in the long run as I bake so much! However, any chocolate will work perfectly. Supermarket own, other brands, etc! As long as its tasty, it’ll work!
I have never tried this with frozen berries, and I’m not sure if it would work or not because of the moisture content. However, I seriously would recommend to NOT add any more raspberries then specified as moisture is released from normal raspberries as well, and the Blondies might not bake very well with any more!