Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here is the recipe - brownies with peanut butter chips!

Let me start with a warning - this has to be one of the most unhealthy treats I have EVER made! Although, my husband declared "there is no doubt that these are the best brownies in the world. You are a total baking legend".... I guess that speaks for itself!

I dare you not to make them! The recipe is a little more involved than a normal brownie recipe, but it is so worth it.

1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp fleur de sel (normal salt is fine too)
225g butter, chopped
230g dark chocolate, chopped or broken into pieces
2 cups white sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 large eggs
1 cup peanut butter chips (or I would use white chocolate chips - or none at all and stick by the original recipe, Aussies - you can purchase peanut butter chips here)

preheat the oven to 180º C (160º C fan forced). Put a 9 inch square baking pan on a baking sheet and spray lightly. Line with baking paper if you wish.

Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl.

Set a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water, put the butter and chocolate in. Stir frequently until the ingredients are just melted-you don’t want them to get so hot that the butter separates. Add 1 cup of the sugar and whisk gently just to incorporate it, then remove the bowl from the pan of water. Stir in the vanilla and transfer to a large bowl.

Lightly whisk together the remaining cup of sugar and the 4 eggs. Then add half of this sugar-egg mixture to the warm chocolate, stirring very gently, but without stopping so that you don't end up with scrambled eggs in your chocolate!

Beat the reaming sugar and egg mixture on medium-high for about 3 minutes, or until it doubles in volume and is nice and fluffy. Using a spatula, gently fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate, stopping just short of blending them in completely.

Sprinkle the flour/salt mix and the peanut butter or chocolate chips over the batter and delicately fold them in, working only until they disappear. Scrape the batter into your prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top looks dry (warning - I cooked mine for 40 mins and the centre pieces were still gooey and quite uncooked - similar to this, which I am assured is actually ok, but you might want to cook it a little longer)

Allow the brownies to cool in the pan and refrigerate before cutting.

Makes 16-20

Recipe from Baking from my home to yours, Dorie Greenspan (Rick Katz's brownies for Julia)

Enjoy (and don't blame me when you can't stop eating them - I warned you!)

apologies for the not so great photos - we couldn't wait to tuck in!


Kate said...

Oh, my two fave foods mixed into one deathly treat! They look to-die-for, maybe literally :-)

a good yarn said...

They are everything I imagined - desperately delicious! Ann :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

They look delicious! Thanks for the source for the peanut butter chips.

mum said...

thats not like you. We thought you only made HEALTHY foods