It’s National Peanut Month! I don’t like peanuts, ergo, I eat peanut butter. With some peanut butter chips. And some chocolate chips. Excuse me while I drift off for a bit. Look at this picture in the meantime.
I’ve discovered I love peanut butter when mixed with something else. Like this or this or this. So I had to try these, especially because they’re made with wholewheat flour. And we know how much I love making cookies with wholewheat flour. Why not blondies?
I have a strange thing about peanut butter. I can’t eat it as is, unlike many peanut butter lovers I know. I need to eat it in a PB&J sandwich, in scones, in these cookies, in these cupcakes, or……..in these SERIOUSLY UNBELIEVABLE BROWNIES.
I took this very popular recipe, threw in some peanut butter, some (ok, a lot) of peanut butter chips and ta da! Total and complete PB Awesomeness.
I think ‘PB Awesomeness’ should be an officially recognized phrase :)
This last week has been particularly good for The Desserted Girl. The Dense Chocolate Loaf’s popularity amazed me and my blog stats, likes and pins were very, very happy. Thank you so much for all the love, and particularly to those who’ve already tried it out and been nice enough to share :)
Encouraged by the success of that improvisation of Nigella Lawson’s recipe, I tried another one, this time for chocolate cheesecake. And what an experiment it turned out to be!
I added an Oreo crust, made a bunch of changes I’ll come to in just a minute, and baked them in a muffin-pan for individual, less guilt-ridden portions. Yum.
My absolute favourite bakery and cake shop IN THE WORLD is Theobroma in Mumbai. And my absolute favourite thing to eat there is their dense chocolate loaf. I can eat it all day and all night and still want more the next day. It’s soft, moist, dense and chocolatey. And just heavenly.
And I created that slice of heaven at home. Nigella Lawson helped, of course. I took her recipe, increased some stuff, decreased some stuff. And to my utter disbelief, Theo’s came home. And I’m not the only saying that :)
You do NOT want to miss this!
I didn’t think a cartoon version of me could look this good :) My friend at work, Venu Ravindranath, an amazing graphic designer made me this. Can’t decide whether I love the chef-cupcake hat or the geeky glasses or the big grin or the purple colour more! Thank you, Venu :)
I love Krispy Kreme. I really do. Unfortunately, there’s still only one outlet in India and it’s not in Mumbai. But they’re absolutely the best donuts on the planet. Agreed?
I won’t lie and say I recreated them. Not by a long shot. But turns out, one of the reasons Krispy Kreme tastes so good, is that it’s all fried. And that it uses regular flour. I didn’t want to do either of those things.
I baked these using barley flour. Soft, moist and glazed. Chocolate and vanilla in the same batch. Until the next time I get to a Krispy Kreme, these will more than do :)
Happy Valentine’s Day, people! If, like me, you’ve had enough of pink and red hearts, you’re going to like this post. There’s only one heart in the background. Everything else is either square or tragically brown. Yay!
In my quest to make something not heart-shaped, I first thought of making glazed donuts for my Valentine. Unfortunately, he’s travelling, so I’ll have a belated Valentine’s post next week!
Yes, I have a jar of chocolate chunks. Happy day :)
Dig into a (square) piece of this delightfully soft banana cake, topped with a crunchy brown sugar, cinnamon, dark chocolate and oat streusel. Who wants a heart when you can have that!