As part of the blogger network I was asked by Sainsbury’s to do a post about my signature dish. It could be sweet or savoury; anything I fancy so long as it included one Sainsbury’s ingredient. I pondered for a while, and in the end I decided on brownies. They are my go-to baked good. I can make them quickly, with minimal equipment. The batter takes maybe 10 mins to mix,and then it just gets poured into a tray and baked. No worrying about measuring the same amount in each cupcake tray, no needing to wait for it to cool to ice it, no worrying about the cookies spreading on the baking tray. Plus they can be adapted so easily- add in spices or nuts or dried fruits, add in different flavours…..
Andy requested blondies, so I used my recipe which is loosely based on one from Rachel Allen’s Bake. I used Sainsbury’s peanut butter, and then whatever make of sugar, flour etc I had in my containers. You can use smooth, but I prefer crunchy pb as then you get little pieces of peanut in the blondies.
100g pure spread
170g Sainsbury’s crunchy peanut butter
175g soft brown sugar
100g white chocolate
1tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g white chocolate chunks
Line your brownie pan, and preheat the oven to 170C.
Place the spread, sugar, peanut butter and 100g white chocolate in a pan, and heat gently. Keep stirring until it has all mostly melted. You can then turn off the heat, and the heat from the pan will melt the rest of it. Leave it to cool for a few minutes while you weigh out the flour. Stir in the vanilla.
Once it has cooled, add the beaten egg and mix. You need to do this quickly as you want to mix the egg in and not scramble it! Then add the flour, baking powder and mix again. Pour this into the brownie pan, and then sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
Then pop the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 mins.
Before it went in the oven.
Leave to cool on a rack. They are much easier to slice once they are cold, however if you really want a warm one then slice yourself one and leave the rest to cut later. Of course you could serve them warm with ice cream, but I think they are perfect on their own with a cup of tea, of course.
Do you have a signature dish?
I was sent a Sainsbury’s voucher for writing this post, but of course all opinions are my own.