Yummy Brownies

Posted on April 13, 2005 by Aun

We recently purchased a copy of The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion, a great big volume full of yummy recipes. After a quick dinner (soya sauce chicken noodles—yum!), we decided to make something. I had some Reese’s peanut butter chips that I wanted to use. I had originally bought these to put in a home-made chocolate ice cream, but while the ice cream was fantastic, the chips weren’t. In this cold medium, they were rock hard and their taste a little too sharp.

So, in a bid to use them up, I decided to see how they would taste in a batch of Fudgy Brownies. The recipe for these appears on page 126 of the King Arthur book. Here’s a list of the ingredients that it called for.

Fudgy Brownies

6 ounces butter
14 ounces sugar
3 ounces cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
4 1/4 ounces flour

Optional:
6 ounces chocolate chips

Instead of chocolate chips (which is actually one of a couple optional ingredients), I substituted the peanut butter chips. I also used Valrhona cocoa, giving the whole batch of brownies a little more class… okay, maybe not “class”, but it did give them a lovely bittersweet note. And who doesn’t like Valrhona?

I’m not going to list out the exact steps to the recipe. If you’re really interested, you can buy the book (protect copyright!) or, if you are an experienced baker, you might be able to figure them out pretty easily. There aren’t that many ways to combine the above ingredients.

I’ll just say it was fun to make these. Especially fun to make them with my wife—who, if I haven’t said before, is quite the hottie, especially when she’s licking off chocolate from a well-coated whisk.

The brownies, by the way, turned out great. The peanut butter chips were semi-melted and gave the brownies a nice savory bite. The recipe also worked out well (meaning unlike some bakery cookbooks—ahem, Nigella—the prescribed temperatures were accurate) and I’m dying to try out the many other recipes in this book.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Verena May 4, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, I just loved your blog, specially this recipe! How great it looks! I´ll be visiting often!
    Bye!

  2. Chrystal June 18, 2007 at 7:45 am

    I need someone to lick the batter for me ^_^.. Great weblog, great recipe and very pretty pictures!

  3. Angelina October 2, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    This is indeed a great blog. Appreciate if you can point me to simple Muffins recipes for a first time baker.

  4. Madelyn June 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

    hI,
    I’ve been sourcing for a really gd fudge brownies recipe and happen to chance upon ur fantastic blog.
    Wld u be able to share the whole fudge recipe in metric? and oso the cook time & oven temp? thks a million

    p.s pls kindly email me at kogas5@yahoo.com incase i missed ur post.

    thks again

  5. Michael Cavinta January 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing with us your brownie recipe. I have tried it and it is definitely very very good!! I love it. I will share this recipe to all my friends. It also goes well with coffee too!

  6. World Best Recipes August 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Looks great. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

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