Oh hey guys! It’s been a while huh? Since I last posted on here, a fair bit has happened… Long story short, I spent a whole lot of time on the road (14 countries in six months, phew!) and have ended up in London. It’s taken me a bit of time to get settled but now that I’m comfortably housed I have no excuses to not bake for any longer!
I’ll admit that I haven’t been particularly ambitious with my cooking ventures since moving in here… I’ve made a few banana cakes and other such simple (but delicious) morsels, but on Saturday I finally had a good reason to make something a little bit special.
You see, Saturday was the end of an era. My workmate and friend and partner in dancefloor crime, Sabrina, finished up at the cafe where I work. The day before I scrolled through recipes for ages before it came to me - the ultimate and most decadent and diabetes-inducing sweet I’d ever eaten before - Donna Hay’s “Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting”.
These had been made by my friend Nicole for a “Girls” season premiere viewing party in Melbourne aaages ago, and then again for the morning tea we hosted for the Cancer Council in 2012. They are so crazily good that you can’t stop at one… But they are so crazily rich that even after one you feel loopy and light headed and kind of ill - BUT YOU PURSUE BECAUSE, LET ME REITERATE, THEY ARE THAT GOOD.
They are pretty easy to make too, a simple brownie recipe using melted and raw chocolate (70% cocoa!) so you get nice big chunks with every bite. The peanut butter frosting, well, I could eat a bowl of it as a main course if I was any less concerned about my waistline…
Will definitely be whipping these out again. 10/10!
Recipe found here: https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/sweets/biscuits-cookies/brownie-cookies-with-peanut-butter-frosting