Snickers Brownies


Snickers Brownies:


taken from Baked in America, Outsider Tart

225g , plain flour
¾ tsp, baking powder
½ tsp, bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp, kosher salt
175g, peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
unsalted butter, softened
115g, unsalted butter, softened
225g, sugar
225g, light brown sugar
3, large eggs
¾ tsps, vanilla extract
175g, salted peanuts
250g, semi-sweet chocolate chips
mini marshmallows
50g mini marshmallows

Pre-heat oven to 180*C/350*F/gas mark 4
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside. Cream the peanut butter, butter and both sugars until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Slowly beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly in a prepared pan. (I don’t have a “brownie” pan; which is usually about 12x9x2in/30x23x5cm) So, I had two pans for these.
Bake for 40 minutes (I didn’t adjust the time even though I used smaller pans as they were thicker. Just watch them)


For the topping:
225g, sugar
120ml, double cream
60g, butter
60g, salted peanuts, chopped

Combine sugar and 4fl oz/120ml/ ½ cup of water in a heavy saucepan. Whisk to dissolve the sugar and then bring to a medium simmer.As the mixture heats brush with a wet pastry brush to remove any crystals that have formed, do not stir. Shake the pan to mix it, but do not stick a spoon in there and stir (direct instructions from the authors!)
Once the mixture takes on a caramel color, watch it closely (very important as it burns very easily!)  You want a deep amber color. Could take up to 20 minutes. Bubbling will slow down as it finishes.
Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the cream. Add a little, then a little more, you’ll see why!! It’ll save you from having to start over and cleaning up a big mess!
Once it settles down whisk in the butter until creamy and smooth. Cool and then pour on top of brownies then sprinkle on the chopped peanuts!!

3 comments:

  1. I really want that book, and I want to visit them!

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  2. I'm in love with it! I've been carrying it around with me for days even after I finished reading it! ;0) I'm hoping to visit them at the market, they're at every weekend, for the bakery tour. But want to make it to their bakery in Chiswick one day!! Maybe for Bakery Tour London 2012!? These brownies were very good!! x

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  3. Wow... These look amazing! Can't wait to try them :)

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