Peanut Butter Crownie

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One of my Mum’s best recipes had always been the “Brownies”

It was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.

On the days that I would make the brownie and take them to work, they would always be the first one to go.

Mind you, i work in a call centre with about 100 people.

They are that good that they are absolutely awesome by themselves.

One day in the month of March, our workplace celebrates what we call “Harmony Day”. This is a day where we celebrate the multicultural community of Australia.

As we all come from different backgrounds, we would all bring in a dish from our home country and share it with everyone else.

Each year, I would always bring in food from the Philippines and let them taste what Filipino food has to offer.

But on this particular Harmony Day, I wanted to bring them something that was closer to my heart – the Brownies.

As usual, I would try and put my own twist and see if I can make the recipe just a little bit better.

And out comes the Peanut Butter Crownie.

It’s my Mum’s Recipe plus Chewy Peanut Butter Cookie in one.

Absolutely divine!

One of the boys at work even came up to me and admitted that he fell in love with me a little bit when he had his first piece.

I think that was one of the best compliments I’ve had in a while!

So go and makes someone fall in love with you with this recipe :)

 

Cooking Time: 40 mins

Cuisine: American

 

Ingredients:

Brownie

200g Butter

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 cups Brown Sugar

1 cup Plain Flour

2 eggs

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

Peanut Butter Cookie

1 3/4 cup Plain Flour

3/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

120g Butter

1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

2 tbsp Milk

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 egg

 

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Prepare peanut butter cookie.

3. In a large bowl, sift through flour, baking soda and salt.

4. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter into the mixture.

5. While the mixer is going, add vanilla extract and milk. Add egg until well combined.

6. Add flour mixture and continue beating on medium for about 2 minutes.

7. Take mixture and cover with cling wrap. Place in freezer.

8. Prepare the brownies.

9. In a double broiler, melt butter and sugar. Make sure that the heat is low enough that the mixture does not boil.

10. Add cocoa powder, salt and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

11. Take off heat.

12. Add flour and eggs. Mix until well combined.

13. In a greased baking tray, pour in mixture. I would normally line my tray with baking paper so that it would be easier to take them out when the brownies are cooked. Make sure that mixture is spread evenly throughout the tray.

14. Place in the oven. Set timer for 30 mins.

15. Take out Peanut Butter Cookie Mixture from freezer and place the mixture aside to defrost a bit.

16. When the timer goes, take out brownies from the oven.

17. Add the cookie mixture on top of the brownie. Make sure that they are spread evenly.

18. Place the batter back in the oven and bake for for 10 minutes.

19. Allow for the Crownies to rest for about 10 minutes before transferring them on a cooling rack. If a cooling rack is not an option, leave the Crownies in the tray for an hour to rest before cutting into them.