peanut butter + chocolate. what more needs to be said? maybe yummy, delicious, dreamy, hell yeah … it’s a lethal combination in the food world.
and guess what? this recipe has only 2 ingredients … chocolate and peanut butter. of course.
this recipe is from the australian women’s weekly mix cakes, muffins, biscuits + puddings.
i found the book in my mum’s study and went looking for a recipe. there’s a few recipes in the book that i have noted to make. the first recipe i decided to try was the peanut butter swirl recipe. [it’s no secret that i love peanut butter and chocolate anything. peanut butter and chocolate everything.] this is a quick mix recipe with few ingredients. no baking involved. too easy.
360g white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup (140g) smooth peanut butter
400g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
1) grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan; line the base with baking paper 5cm above the long sides.
2) stir white chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water until smooth; cool 5 mins.
3) add peanut butter; stir until smooth.
4) stir dark chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water until smooth; cool slightly.
5) drop alternate spoonfuls of white chocolate and dark chocolate into the lamington pan.
6) gently shake pan to level the mixture.
7) pull a skewer backwards and forwards through the mixtures several times for a marbled effect.
8) stand the slice at room temperature about 2 hours or until set. cut into small pieces.
the family had some of them the next night. they liked them – no surprises there. the rest of the swirls i took to work – coz that’s how i roll ;) to say that my work colleagues enjoyed them would have been an understatement!
make these swirls for your family and friends and you’ll be feted forever! a word of warning though. it is very easy to have more than one. and they are sweet. that can only mean one thing. sugar overload.
“is it wrong to say that i would not mind having your peanut butter on my chocolate?” ~ jose n harris