Monday, July 28, 2008

Baking with Shane

This is my 13 year old son Shane. When I asked him what he wanted to bake, he immediatly said brownies. This kid is a true chocoholic! Always has been, and I don't see any sign of that changing for a long time. So, we got searching the blogs and came across these Peanut Butter Marbled Brownie from What's Cooking in the Orange Kitchen, I love it when I come across a new blog that I haven't seen before!


Pay no attention to my messy table! :)

This is the only picture that I could get of him, actually making the brownies, although he did make them himself. First you mix the PB mixture, with cream cheese, PB, sugar and a couple of other ingredients, set them aside. Mix the brownie mixture, layer them in the baking dish, swirl with a knife and bake.


Here is the finished product. Delicious, if I do say so myself. We tried one warm, but I have to say that we liked them better once they were completely cooled to room temperature. If you like a gooey brownie, this is one to try!

PB Marbled Brownies:

6 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Peanut butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk

1 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 cups sugar

2 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (We used 1/2 cup mini chips)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, egg, and milk until smooth. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix in the remaining eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; mix into the batter. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Remove 1 cup of the batter. Spread the remaining batter into the prepared pan. Spread the peanut butter filling over the top. Drop the reserved chocolate better by teaspoonful over the filling. Using a knife, gently swirl throught the top layers for a marbled effect.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely, then cut into bars.

14 comments:

bunny said...

shane you found a brownie with pb, cream cheese AND chocolate!!!! i've never seen one with all three in it!!! great job shane, they look wonderful!!

Tania said...

Wow - these look yummy - and like you had fun. I can't wait til my boys (3 and 7 mnths) are ready to do things like this. Jakob pours and tries to mix things but mostly likes to turn onthe mixer when I am not looking!

Susan said...

wow ,those do look good. I bet they tasted just as good as they look. I'll have to give these a try!!!

Jeanine said...

Shane, you did a fantastic job!! Those brownies look amazing. Even a perfect swirling job! :)

Megan said...

Another gorgeous child - and he can bake? Watch out girls - this one's a keeper!

I'll have to ask Alexander to make these - they are definitely out for Sabrina (the pb).

Great job! I'm impressed!!

Megan said...

Shane is going to be quite the baker I see. Excellent job, Shane! Hope you are all having a marvoulous time!

Deborah said...

Great choice, Shane! What a delicious brownie!

Food.Baby said...

Yum, they look delicious! Great job Shane :)

Lisa said...

Shane did good!! Those would be right up our alley's here at home. Shane needs to keep up the good work and see what else he can come up with!

giz said...

Shane is spot on - nothing finer than mixing chocolate and peanut butter and ending up with fudgy goodness.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Shane did a great job. The brownies look delicious. I think it's great teaching your children their way around in the kitchen. I bet he felt really proud of his acomplishment.

Emiline said...

Cute boy!

And good looking brownies.

Mary said...

Oh Lordy, I need to make these brownies. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Baking with Shane

This is my 13 year old son Shane. When I asked him what he wanted to bake, he immediatly said brownies. This kid is a true chocoholic! Always has been, and I don't see any sign of that changing for a long time. So, we got searching the blogs and came across these Peanut Butter Marbled Brownie from What's Cooking in the Orange Kitchen, I love it when I come across a new blog that I haven't seen before!


Pay no attention to my messy table! :)

This is the only picture that I could get of him, actually making the brownies, although he did make them himself. First you mix the PB mixture, with cream cheese, PB, sugar and a couple of other ingredients, set them aside. Mix the brownie mixture, layer them in the baking dish, swirl with a knife and bake.


Here is the finished product. Delicious, if I do say so myself. We tried one warm, but I have to say that we liked them better once they were completely cooled to room temperature. If you like a gooey brownie, this is one to try!

PB Marbled Brownies:

6 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Peanut butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk

1 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 cups sugar

2 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (We used 1/2 cup mini chips)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, egg, and milk until smooth. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix in the remaining eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; mix into the batter. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Remove 1 cup of the batter. Spread the remaining batter into the prepared pan. Spread the peanut butter filling over the top. Drop the reserved chocolate better by teaspoonful over the filling. Using a knife, gently swirl throught the top layers for a marbled effect.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely, then cut into bars.

14 comments:

bunny said...

shane you found a brownie with pb, cream cheese AND chocolate!!!! i've never seen one with all three in it!!! great job shane, they look wonderful!!

Tania said...

Wow - these look yummy - and like you had fun. I can't wait til my boys (3 and 7 mnths) are ready to do things like this. Jakob pours and tries to mix things but mostly likes to turn onthe mixer when I am not looking!

Susan said...

wow ,those do look good. I bet they tasted just as good as they look. I'll have to give these a try!!!

Jeanine said...

Shane, you did a fantastic job!! Those brownies look amazing. Even a perfect swirling job! :)

Megan said...

Another gorgeous child - and he can bake? Watch out girls - this one's a keeper!

I'll have to ask Alexander to make these - they are definitely out for Sabrina (the pb).

Great job! I'm impressed!!

Megan said...

Shane is going to be quite the baker I see. Excellent job, Shane! Hope you are all having a marvoulous time!

Deborah said...

Great choice, Shane! What a delicious brownie!

Food.Baby said...

Yum, they look delicious! Great job Shane :)

Lisa said...

Shane did good!! Those would be right up our alley's here at home. Shane needs to keep up the good work and see what else he can come up with!

giz said...

Shane is spot on - nothing finer than mixing chocolate and peanut butter and ending up with fudgy goodness.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Shane did a great job. The brownies look delicious. I think it's great teaching your children their way around in the kitchen. I bet he felt really proud of his acomplishment.

Emiline said...

Cute boy!

And good looking brownies.

Mary said...

Oh Lordy, I need to make these brownies. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate!

Alisha said...

Hi,

I'm Alisha from Wowzio, and I'm excited to tell you about our new widget platform that helps bloggers increase readership and create more engaged users. I wanted to reach out to you to ask for your feedback on these widgets (feel free to also install them on your blog, if you feel they are a good fit). You can check out widgets customized for your blog here:

Wowzio Widgets for your blog

I'm sorry for leaving this message via a comment, it's not at all our intent to spam you ( which is why i'm leaving this comment on an older post and you can always remove this comment ). Again, we would love to hear your feedback.

Thanks,
Alisha Wright
alisha.wright1@gmail.com