February 14, 2018

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie

Love is all around. You just need to open your eyes and your minds to figure it. Universities and political parties boycotting Valentines Day has become the norm of this month year after year in India - just because how misunderstood the whole concept has become. Your perfect Valentine is just about anyone you Love and want to share your time with. Then again - you could have so many valentines too. Love is not limited to this time of the year. It is just a reminder that Love exists in this day of hatred and unrest. And if life turmoils have made you fail in expressing love, this is the day to re-kindle it. Call up your loved ones - express your gratitude and love because you are blessed as can be. To love and to be loved is the greatest gift mankind ever has.

'Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.'

The above quote from the Bible sums it all up.

My list of Valentines continue to keep growing from a family I am blessed to have to all my friends who have been there for me - I love you all:)

Happy Valentines Day!


To make the day even more special, I have a dessert for you. Because Chocolate somehow seems to be synonymous with love, here is the recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie.



  1. All Purpose Flour – ½ cup
  2. Cocoa Powder – ½ cup
  3. Vegetable Oil – ½ cup
  4. Brown Sugar – 2/3 cup packed
  5. Egg – 2 no.s
  6. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – 1 pinch
  8. Chocolate chips – 2 to 3 tbsp
  9. Peanut Butter – 3 tbsp

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree centigrade for 15 minutes and grease an 8 inch pan
  • Sieve together the dry ingredients
  • Pour oil into a bowl and beat in the sugar
  • Whisk in the eggs along with vanilla essence
  • Add the dry ingredients and fold in well. Tip in the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
  • Transfer this to the baking pan.
  • Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds and drop in diagonally in dots. Using a tooth pick/skewer/fork, draw along the peanut butter creating swirl like patterns
  • Bake at 180 degree centigrade for 20 to 25 minutes

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