Here’s yet another blog post I’ve forgotten to write about over the past few weeks. I had only been in my new job a couple of weeks and baking was the last thing on my mind. Though I do like to bake a cake or a pudding on a Sunday to go with our lunch. I don’t know how they’d managed to stay in my baking cupboard as my two teenage kids are always nicking things out of it! I had found a large pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips back in January and sneakily hid them behind a bag of flour hoping my kids wouldn’t look behind it! I intended to do lots of baking with these little beauties!
My family adore brownies and they always go down well for pudding on a Sunday. I put half the packet of peanut butter chips into my regular brownie batter. What’s more is that the chips did not melt but you got an instant hit of peanuts which contrasted beautifully with the dark chocolate in the brownies. I insisted on putting the remaining brownies in the freezer or else we would have scoffed the whole lot there and then!
If that wasn’t enough peanut butter to be going on with, I had half the packet to finish off. So a few days later I thought about what I could bake with the remaining pieces. I adore peanut butter cookies and could eat them all day long. So I planned to bake some cookies to stick in the freezer. But they didn’t quite get there.. well some of them did! I adapted a recipe I had for peanut butter and chocolate cookies but was angry to find that the bar of dark chocolate I had in my baking cupboard had now turned from a 100g one to a 50g one! So I had to add something else to the chocolate, I ended up tipping in 50g of raisins instead.
I was very impressed with the cookies. They tasted chewy and there was a good balance of the peanut flavour against the sweet chocolate and raisins. I ate a couple with a cup of tea and although they tasted fab I regretted it thinking of all the calories in them. So I saved some for my family and the rest got stuck in a box and put in the freezer before I demolished those as well!
Love Sam xx