Friday, 4 May 2012

Apologies and "Baked" Brownies with a Peanut Butter Swirl

Hello again! I know it has been centuries since I have posted on the blog so I should probably explain my absence.Unfortunately to begin with,my laptop decided to call it a day and hasn't been replaced since.Without a laptop I am reduced to using the family computer which is difficult to get hold of at the best of times.This really put me off blogging for a while,however I still checked in on all my favourite food blogs almost daily,annoyed that I too couldn't blog about the delicious things I had baked.In the end,I decided that blogging-if even just occasionally- was better then not blogging at all.Hopefully, I won't be disappearing again any time soon and I will be able to keep you updated with all my baking adventures!
And so to my first recipe now that I'm back blogging - and what a recipe it is indeed!If you have any kind of a serious interest in baking and indeed food blogging,then you are sure to have heard of "The Baked" brownie.This recipe hails from the very popular "Baked:New Frontiers in Baking" and has been touted all over the web as one of if not the best brownie recipes around.As a chocoholic and brownie lover,naturally,I was interested to try this recipe.Truth be told,my expectations were high for this brownie with such acclaim.Now,I don't know about you but I always find it very hard to abide by that rule in brownie recipes which states to "let the brownies cool completely before cutting".That to me is pure torture and I usually can resist no longer than half an hour before the temptation becomes too much.However,as my hopes were set so high for this recipe,I decided to do everything by the book (even if that did mean leaving the house to busy myself while the brownies cooled).Imagine my utter joy then, when I finally sliced into the slab of brownies resting on the kitchen counter.The top had that characteristic papery crust, while beneath lay some of the most deliciously fudgy brownies which I have encountered,possibly ever(16 years is long enough to have tasted more than my fair share of brownies).Although I deviated slightly from the original recipe by adding a peanut butter swirl,which,if you're wondering was delicious,I think these brownies would be best left as pure,unadulterated chocolate.
Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle - or possibly a drowning - of chocolate sauce,these were the perfect dessert.These are definite contenders for my go to brownie recipe and I can't recommend them enough.If you want the recipe,then you can find it here.I just omitted the crushed mints and the mint extract,and added a swirl of peanut butter.Happy baking,oh and I hope everyone has a nice long weekend!


  1. I love a good brownie and these certainly fit the bill! I love them warm with vanilla ice cream

  2. I'm only after seeing your comment now having just read your new post for peanut butter chocolate cake,which sounds delicious.And warm with a scoop of ice cream is certainly the best way to have a brownie!

  3. Ha, I made brownies myself just a couple of weeks ago, but I think you may have topped me with the peanut butter swirl!

    1. Its a nice addition you should try it sometime !:)