Raspberry, Peanut Butter Brownies

So, I took a HUGE break from blogging as I simply couldn’t find the inspiration (or time) to write. But I am back, I think.

I thought for my first blog back I would go with a tasty treat, so I bring you a new recipe…Peanut Butter and Raspberry Brownies.image6

I LOVE making brownies, they make me happy and they are probably my best bake but if you know me at all you will know I love mixing things up and coming up with twists on my fave bakes.

This twist combines rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter and tart raspberries to make a delicious, gooey brownie.

So…how is it made?  I took my usual brownie recipe and swapped out some of the butter for peanut butter and added some blitzed up frozen raspberries….SIMPLE

What do you need?
200g Dark chocolate (I use Bournville as it has a great cocoa %)
100g Unsalted butter
75g Peanut butter
325g Caster sugar (I KNOW…it is loads but it works)
130g Plain flour
3 eggs
A few handfuls of frozen raspberries blitzed in a blender

Blender blitzed raspberries (they look so pretty)

Blender blitzed raspberries (they look so pretty)

Method
Preheat the oven to 170°C (gas mark 3)
Melt the butter, peanut butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water…or a bain-marie, your choice! Leave until fully melted and silky smooth. I tend to stir it occasionally so as to make sure it melts evenly.

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Look at the chocolatey goodness!

Remove from heat and mix in the sugar, stir until its fully incorporated
Add the flour…again stirring until it is fully incorporated (it can get a bit tough so I stir it in gradually)
Add in the eggs, again I do this one by one.
Finally add in the raspberries stirring through so they are evenly dispersed.

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Pop the mix into a lined tin (suggested size is 33 x 23 x 5-cm)

Ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

Bake at 170°C for 30-35 minutes.  It becomes flakey on top but is super squidgy in the middle.

Baked, ready to cool

Baked, ready to cool

Leave it to cool for a short time in the tin and then use the lining to help you lift it out. Place on a wire rack to cool before slicing and enjoying. Probably with a cup of tea!

mmmmmmm gooey chocolatey goodness!

mmmmmmm gooey chocolatey goodness!

Just a quick note – I think I would possibly reduce the sugar a tiny bit and increase the raspberry content next time I make these.  They are AMAZING but I wish there was a little more tang to them!

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