Since my mum in law moved to my brother in-laws house in Kelantan I havent been baking much. And all my boys are in hostels. Leaving only the girls at home so Ummi (thats me) has lost her mood to bake or cook.
But since 4 of my kids are back home for the CNY holiday and we planned to visit my eldest son in Nilai I thought why not bake something.
So I went to the shop to get the ingredients and before long I started making this brownie. Well actually my daughter Syaima' did most of the work. I just monitored her and helped when needed.
So lets check out the recipe.
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 tablespoon milk
3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter(I used the chunky one)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted OR 1/3 cup cocoa powder
Heat oven to 175C. Line a square 8X8 inch brownie pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Be sure to leave enough paper overlapping on the sides to be able to lift out cooled brownies.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave on 70% power for 1 minute. Stir until practically smooth. If it's very lumpy, go another 20 seconds at 70% power. A few lumps won't hurt anything.
(IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHOCOLATE CHIPS, stir in 1/3 cup cocoa powder after you divide the batter in half.)
Beat sugars, butter, milk and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Divide batter in half, a little over a cup each half. Stir in peanut butter and peanut butter chips into one half. Stir in melted chocolate chips or 1/3 cup cocoa powder into the remaining half.
Use a 2 inch scooper to scoop chocolate batter into pan in a checkerboard pattern. Scoop peanut butter batter between the mounds of chocolate batter.
Swirl through batters with a knife or spreader for marbled design. Don't worry about the top of the batter being uneven, it will level off when the brownies bake.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut them as big or small as you like.
Delicous! Wonderful combination of chocolate and peanuts!