Two weekends in a row of baking and I have to say I feel really charged! I also watched Moana, caught up to Riverdale and fit in an early morning walk with my dad. All in all, I’d say I had a pretty amazing weekend. Work is pretty full on, but relatively OK compared to some busier periods we’ve had in the past two years.
Anyway, funny thing is… I started baking again when I definitely need to cut back and get fit again. I kind of let myself go in the past two years, and am paying for it with my slipped disc. So maybe I should feature some healthy, clean eating type recipes on here, huh? We’ll see… it’s good enough I’m getting round to doing this. I always told myself it’s all about self discipline – the health, managing my work, etc – but it’s really a lot easier to say than do.
Anyway, here’s a really quick recipe that will give you a BIG payoff even if you only allow yourself half a bite.
Peanut Butter Brownies
- 250g dark chocolate
- 250g butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 175C, and line an 8×8 inch baking tin
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, then remove from the heat and beat in the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold until just combined. Pour the batter in the tin, then drop the peanut butter evenly across the surface. Swirl the peanut butter around with a butter knife, then bake for 60 minutes