Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Peanut Butter Brownies

I honestly can't think of anything that can top the love I consistently feel for the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I'm not sure that I've ever been more sure of that until today though. When I saw this recipe I figures I'd give it a shot, but little did I know how outstanding it was.

Now I'm new to the world of baking and I have quite a reputation for ruining recipes. Mostly I just don't read as closely or thoroughly as I should. Well I managed to mess up on the first batch of these as well, tood thing I know myself well enough to buy extra ingredients, otherwise these brownies wouldn't currently exist. I wasted 10 oz of chocolate by adding a tablespoon and a half of vanilla extract instead of a teaspoon and a half. I know, I'm amazing.

Chocolate chips! Good mix 3
Peanut butter layer 2 Close up

my only complaints were that they ended up slightly on the fudgey side, and that I added a bit to much nutmeg. Other than that they were perfect. I've never made brownies from scratch in my life and I don't think I'll ever use a box again.

Light test 1 Light test 2 Light test 3

I also got to use this as an opportunity to work on my food photography. It was very interesting just to see how the slightest change in angle or position of the flash would dramatically alter an image. I really learned a lot from it and that totally made it twice as worth it.

If you want to see more you can always go to my Flickr. Unfortunately I need to get a pro account to have more sets which I didn't know until just now :( Oh well, here's to delicious looking brownies!

Brownies encased 3

The recipe is one I found on here on Epicurious


Oliver said...
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Oliver said...

MMM those look so good! I wish I could bake like that! Since coming to terms with the fact that I cant, I've been sending friends and family brownies from Ruths Brownies and they're great! Shipped fresh from the oven and baked to order AND right now they are having this awesome sale...everything is 15% off until Oct 31. Anyway, just wanted to share with any fellow baking-challenged readers. Thanks for the post! Mouthwatering!

marvcotlar said...

Hey, Oliver... I've had them and they are terrific. Their biscotti, too.

bytchgoddess said...

that made me drool... will be trying the recipe one of these days after reading fudgy, which is how i want my brownies!! thanks!

Liv said...

These look so good! I was looking for good baking blogs for my media lit. class, and I instead found an amazing one w/great recipes! Keep posting! I can't wait to try some of these!