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Salted peanut butter brownie

  • Makes 8

Here's how to make a rich and chocolately teatime treat

Gastrono Peanut Butter Brownie

Recreate your favourite restaurant desert in the comfort of your home with this mouth-watering recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Soft brown sugar 300g
  • Dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa 150g
  • Salted butter 150g
  • Large free-range eggs 3
  • Ripe bananas, mashed 3
  • Self-raising flour 110g, sifted
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve

For the peanut butter batter

  • Melted butter 35g
  • Icing sugar 40g
  • Peanut butter 120g
  • Handful of crushed salted peanuts for topping

Method

  • Step 1

    Break up the chocolate into rough pieces and add to a saucepan with the sugar and butter, then melt over a low heat, slowly mixing now and then to ensure nothing is sticking and the sugar is dissolving. When you have a cohesive mix, set it aside to cool a little.

  • Step 2

    In another bowl beat the eggs with the ripe mashed bananas, then add it to the cooled chocolate mixture. Pour in the sifted self-raising flour and the baking powder. Don’t over stir, but make sure everything is combined and you have no traces of flour.

  • Step 3

    Pour into a greased and lined 8 x 12-inch brownie tin.

  • Step 4

    In a bowl, combine the melted butter, peanut butter and icing sugar.

  • Step 5

    Drop dollops of the salty sweet batter over the brownie mixture and draw through with a skewer or the end of a knife to create a swirly effect. Finish off the brownies by sprinkling over a handful of crushed peanuts.

  • Step 6

    Bake the brownies in the oven that’s been preheated to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 for 15-20 minutes. Once they are cooked, they should have risen a little, have a sponge-like feel and a skewer should come out almost clean.

  • Step 7

    Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe and image courtesy of Gemma Simmonite, chef and co-owner of Gastrono, gastrono-me.co.uk.

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