On December 4th of 2009, I decided I would start a blog about food. I called it Siriously Delicious, because my name is Siri, and puns are fun. I began by writing a letter to peanut butter, because I love it, and I obviously didn't know what else to write about. It took me awhile to figure out what to post each day, seen here and ohmygod here. And then one day I decided to come up with a recipe for a cookie, and I hit my stride. Suddenly this blog became a place for me to test recipes, try out recipes, talk to you friendly people and most importantly, document it all. It has become a part of my stay-at-home-mom daily routine, and I have YOU to thank for that. So THANK YOU, for reading, for responding, for trying my recipes, and for telling me how to improve. I want to send you all baskets of muffins.
But I can't. So instead, here is a recipe for a peanut butter brownie that I came up with yesterday. I thought it was fitting, since this whole blog started with my weird romantic love for a product. p.s. These brownies are delicious if I may indeed brag.
Peanut Butter Chip and Swirl Chocolate Brownies
(Makes 16 brownies)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or use chips)
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg. peanut butter chips
4 heaping T creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 325. In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
Once cooled, stir in sugar.
Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and combine.
Fold in flour and salt.
Stir in peanut butter chips.
Place batter in a square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spoon the tablespoons of peanut butter on top at random.
Using a knife, swirl the peanut butter into the batter, creating a marbling effect.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean.