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Brownie anyone?

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After the episode of 'Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge' that we were lucky enough to be on showed on BBC2 (17th April just in case you missed it!!) the most common question we have been asked is 'can we have the brownie recipe?' so here goes;

First things first though, the tale behind the recipe.....When we started making chocolate peanut butter we melted the chocolate first and then stirred it through the freshly milled peanut butter, on one fateful day we had a batch of chocolate melting and, horror of horrors, the mill developed a fault!  We were left with a bowl of melted chocolate and no peanut butter to add it to, rather than waste it I searched the cupboard for inspiration..........ground almonds found and eggs in the fridge, hey presto the ingredients for some sort of brownie, now that's what you call a fingers crossed moment.

All mixed together and popped in the oven, 25 minutes later, oh my word! delicious brownies appearred, yay!!!

When we found out we had to make a dish for the cafe specials board as part of the tv programme it was a no brainer, it had to be the brownies.  We needed to showcase our crunchy peanut butter so we set to and made several batches until we were satisfied that they were sufficiently chocolatey and  peanutty, the judges thought so too!!!

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So here you go, our final recipe, we hope you enjoy making them, they make a great dessert served warm with vanilla icecream or just as an indulgent treat, we'd be delighted if you would send us a photo if you make them!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies


500g chocolate, we use Moo Free dairy free chocolate

180g ground almonds

3 eggs

1 jar (approx 165g ) crunchy peanut butter (naturally ours gives the best flavour!!!!)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees centigrade (fan oven).

- Melt the chocolate over a bowl of simmering water, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and half the jar of peanut butter, mix well.

- Add the whole eggs and beat in until smooth and shiny.

- Stir in the ground almonds and mix well.  Pour into a lined 8" brownie tin and smooth the top.

- Drop spoonfuls of the remaining peanut butter on the top and swirl in.  Pop into the preheated oven at for 20 minutes to begin, it's important not to overbake.

- Check after 20 minutes, if cracks are appearing on the surface they are cooked, if not pop back in for a further 3-5 minutes.

- Once baked cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing and cooling or cutting up and scoffing warm with icecream - mmmmmmmmmm!

Hope you enjoy!!! 

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    All I can say is: can I come and live with you guys please? Peanut butter choc brownies. Do you sell your peanut butter online best, Kim Hi Kim, funny that we are planning on a small B & B here at our new home before too long!! yes peanut butter is available online in our shop, we have a small number of stockists too so you might be able to pick up a jar locally, have a nose at that page too! Thank you Linzi & Jason

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