300gdark chocolate dairy free if needed - ensure chocolate is gluten free as required.
150gunsalted butteror dairy free block alternative
3largeeggsroom temperature - UK large (Canadian ‘Extra Large’; Australian ‘Jumbo’; and US ‘Extra or Very Large’)
70ggolden caster sugar
70gsoft light brown sugar
130gplain gluten free flour blendI used GFA blend A - See NOTES
150gcrunchy peanut butter(or smooth as preferred)
Mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cups(80g approx weight) optional
Base-line a square non-stick 8 inch/20 cm baking tin with baking paper.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4.
Using a heat-proof bowl, melt and stir the chocolate with the butter over a saucepan of lightly simmering water, or in the microwave (medium setting, 30 second bursts, stirring between each).
Once melted and smoothly blended, set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugars together until well-blended and airy.
Add the vanilla extract (if using) and beat through.
Add the chocolate mixture and beat until blended.
Lastly, add the flour and fold through with a wooden or silicone spoon/spatula until combined. The mixture should be a thick dropping consistency.
Transfer the brownie mixture to the baking tin.
Warm the peanut butter slightly in the microwave (set at 'warm' for 10 to 15 seconds max), or by standing the bowl of peanut butter in a couple of centimetres of hot water for a few seconds. Stir through to loosen. The peanut butter should be looser, but NOT hot.
Dollop the peanut butter across the top of the brownie batter and using a flat-bladed knife, swirl through, being sure not to over-mix so that some of the peanut butter remains as 'pockets' in the brownie.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until firm to the touch, but a skewer inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool completely.
It may help to refrigerate before slicing to make the cutting easier, and then bring back to room temperature before eating.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.Gluten Free Alchemist Flour Blend A can be found on the GFA Flours & Flour BlendingPage. If using an alternative flour blend, the texture may be slightly different.