Monday, November 10, 2008

Home Cooking - Marbled Peanut Butter & Nutella Brownies

I really want holidays haha and weekends are short so I have to try squeezing in as much as possible into them. Including playing around in the kitchen, which I have not been doing much at all recently :(

Fortunately I had time the past weekend to try out this awesome recipe at Cookie Madness. Anna has a huge collection of recipes for cookies, brownies, blondies, bars and other desserts so it is always fun to read and drool over. Once I saw this combination of PB and Nutella I just had to try it out mmm ^^!

Here Comes the Ingredients

Marbled Peanut Butter & Nutella Brownies
75g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2c Peanut Butter (Crunchy!!! Only crunchy is permitted XD )
2 large eggs, room temp.
3/4c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

Chocolate Swirl:
100g dark chocolate
1/2 tsp butter
1/4c Nutella

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C and line a 8 inch pan with baking paper.

Beat the butter and brown sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl until you get the wet sand look/feel. Add vanilla and peanut butter and mix, then beat in the eggs until just mixed. Mix in the baking powder and salt, making sure they are evenly distributed. Sift in the flour and stir until mixed in. Spread peanut butter batter in pan.

For chocolate swirl, melt the butter and chocolate either in microwave or via double boiler. Remove from heat and add in the nutella and mix slightly. Dollop spoonfuls of the chocolate swirl onto the peanut butter batter and then use a knife (or chopstick asian style) to create marbling.

Bake brownies for abour 30mins or until the sides pull away and center just sets. Cool on wire rack and then fridge or sneak a warm gooey piece mmmmm ^^!

Can have this either warm or cold. Personally I like it warm with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of more chocolate haha. I love PB and chocolate combination and the nutella gives it a subtle hazelnutty flavour. Mmmmm.

Other peanutty-chocolatey goodies:
Home Cooking - Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Home Cooking - Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Bars
Home Cooking - Peanut Butter topped Chocolate Brownies
Home Cooking - Peanut Butter Centres



chocolatesuze said...

aw yum! pb and chocolate my fav combo! dya like reeses peanut butter cups?

Anonymous said...

That looks incredible-like a Reese's PB cup but in brownie form. Does it taste like one?

Anonymous said...

ChocolateSuze & NQN - Hey guys :) yeah I love reeses PB cups but they r expensive here and recently I think they r too sugar loaded. but PB and choc combo is the best ^^! I think reeses PB has a bit of a sandy texture while this is more cakey with oozy choc.