Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies

These are what I call cakey brownies, rather than the dense, chewy sort. There's a place for both, but I really prefer the dense, chewy, chocolate-laden ones.


Having decided on Peanut Butter Brownies, I chose this recipe from Kitchen Travels, after spending quite a long time searching for recipes online. I think it was the gorgeous photos which won me over, as well as the fact that many of the other recipes used chocolate chips in a peanutty cake. I wondered about adding melted chocolate to the chocolate portion of the batter, but decided that anything too chocolatey might overwhelm the peanut butter flavour. The only change I made in the end was to use only white flour, as that's all I had. I needed to add a little milk to the chocolate batter to make it spreadable, but the peanut batter didn't need any extra liquid.

The end result was a good balance of flavours between chocolate and peanut butter, and a well textured moist cake.

6 comments:

Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said...

Suelle, I'm with you on dense, chocolate brownies - these look very elegant, but almost like blondies! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is one I find particularly addictive - I used to make a peanut butter cookie with choc chips that I couldn't stop eating, even when they were frozen. In the end, the only option was to stop baking them! :)

Suelle said...

Celia - they can look more like blondies or more like brownies, depending on which way you look at them. There is more chocolate batter than peanutty batter, but my photo shows the cut sides with more of the peanut batter showing!

My favourite peanut butter cookies are Buddy Bars made with plain chocolate - they really are addictive.
http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=32249

Foodycat said...

Your marbling looks wonderful! And they sound good.

Choclette said...

Here you go again Suelle - the marbling really looks spectacular and the flavour combination sounds good too.

Nadia Gubba said...

They look absolutely divine! I will have to try these!

Dawn (KitchenTravels) said...

Hi Suelle - thanks for linking to my recipe! Your brownies turned out beautifully - Wow! Lovely swirls. I go back and forth with my brownie preferences - sometimes I like the cakey ones, sometimes the more dense, chewy recipes. When it comes to brownies, you really can't go wrong... right?! ;) Have a great weekend. xo