These are the sweet chewy blondies that those of a certain age will remember!

2 cups dark brown sugar

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

4 tablespoons heavy cream 

2 large eggs, lightly beaten 

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch salt

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup large semisweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9x13 baking pan.

In a medium size pot, melt the butter with the cream and the brown sugar over medium heat. (It does not need to boil.) Set aside and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Drop a spoonful of the mixture into the eggs and whisk to temper them, then add them to the warm mixture and mix well.

(You can stir the remaining ingredients in by hand but Sophie gets better results using her mixer at this point.) Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, stir in the baking powder, baking soda, and salt until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the flour and the vanilla. It makes a fairly thick batter.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth. Sprinkle the chocolate bits over the batter. Pour the remaining batter over top to cover the chocolate and spread. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. For easiest cutting, cut while still warm, but leave in pan to cool.

Makes about 35 blondies.