On a recent discussion among friends, everyone agreed that they prefer to be given a smaller slice of cake but have the option to have seconds or thirds; rather than one big slab of cake, even though the quantity eaten at the end is the same. I felt the same way. I think there's a just greater satisfaction in being able to eat more.
And you certainly, well, myself and my friends at least, want to eat more of these brownies. They're dark and moist, and when you bite into the peanut butter swirl, you get delicious saltiness against the sweetness.
The recipe for this brownies is from Ina Garten. So if you're familiar with Ina's recipes, you know, this is not diet food. Yes, there are LOADS of butter, chocolate and sugar in this recipe. But do keep in mind that this makes lots of brownies. I cut mine into 30 medium slices, but you could as easily cut it into smaller pieces or bigger if you prefer.
I made a couple of changes to the recipe to suit my liking. One, I swapped the quantity of the milk chocolate and the dark chocolate. I always prefer dark chocolate, but obviously this is to your preference. Two, and I think you'd be grateful for this, I reduced the amount of sugar by nearly half. Because I don't want the delicious bitter taste of the dark chocolate to completely disappear.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Recipe by Ina Garten
For list of ingredients and instructions, click here.