Peanut butter brownies
HISTORY LESSON: So apparently, the first ever brownie was created back in 1893 by a lady called Bertha Palmer who was requested to come up with a confectionary recipe that was smaller than a bit of cake for their hotel lunch boxes at Palmer House Hotel, though it wasn't branded as a "brownie" this is apparently where it all began, so the legend says. It was then officially documented as a brownie in The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fanny Farmer (ridiculous name) in 1896. So technically, we've been eating brownies for 127 years. Dat shit cray. So there's a bit of rogue education you can absorb for the next time you hit up a pub quiz or get Trivial Pursuit out at Christmas, thank me later. Here's how to make some fudgey AF peanut butter brownies.
TIME: 1 hour MAKES: 24 brownies
150g of salted butter
250g of dark chocolate, chopped
250g of M&M peanuts
100g of peanut butter
50g of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of espresso powder
250g of Demerara sugar
100g of Muscovado sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
130g of plain flour
2 teaspoon of sea salt
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 170°C
2.) In a saucepan, melt the butter and then pour over the chopped dark chocolate in mixing bowl and stir until all of the chocolate has melted.
3.) In another mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugars together vigorously for two minutes.
4.) Gradually add the melted chocolate and butter to the mix and whisk together
5.) Add the cocoa powder and espresso powder along with the vanilla extract, sea salt and peanut butter and whisk together well.
6.) Sieve in the flour and fold it in lightly.
7.) Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and grease with butter.
8.) Empty the brownie mixture into the baking tray and spread out evenly, slam the baking tray on the kitchen counter a couple of times to even out the mixture. Decorate the top with the M&M's.
9.) Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and slam on the kitchen counter a couple of times to break the surface of the mixture and even out the brownies. Return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.
10.) After the brownies have been cooked, remove and place on a rack to cool. Once cooled, cut into squares and serve!