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Salam, Kia Ora...
I finally got to do groceries shopping today without hb....yippiee dah doo. Of course there are pros and cons with him around. The pros are : we get to go home early and he's able to help handle Jannah. The cons are : I can't browse the supermarket shelves or chiller section from one end to another and from top to bottom...hehehez. I also have to drive him around to second hand bookshops bcos he likes to scout for old rugby books.
I volunteered to drive whenever we are in town bcos I can't stand his constant whinging abt the other road users, the traffic lights as well as the parking spaces....hehehez. I rather have an aching leg from constantly changing the clutch rather than an aching ear from his whinging and whining....ooopppssssiieee daisiiee :D After running around to do some errands with Jannah today, and filling a car load of groceries for 2 weeks, I am knackered. Getting old lah or maybe what hb said is true, I am UNFIT....hahahaz my left leg is sore. :D :D
Anyway, hb requested me to make him these peanut brownies. When I heard the word brownies I assumed that its the brownies that you and I know (u know that dense cake thingy...hehehez) but this peanut brownie is a kiwi thingy, its in cookie form. He is crazy abt these cookies and warned me not to make them small and cute...he wants them as big as possible. Ai ai captain!! Since I've never make them before, I googled the recipe and stumbled on this one. He ate the first cookie and said that it reminded him of his childhood......jeeezzzz so nostalgic aye :D
Source : Chelsea Sugar
125g Softened Butter
1 cup of Chelsea White Sugar (Chelsea is a brand of sugar here, just use any white sugar brand that you normally use)
1 1/2 cups of Flour
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
2 Tablespoons of Cocoa
1 cup of Peanuts, roasted and husked
Prehet oven to 180°C. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together. Mix into creamed mixture. Add cold peanuts and mix well. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place on greased trays, flatten with a fork.
Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes, or until cooked. Makes 20 biscuits.
The cookies on the right, without the fork markings are mine. I baked them 5 minutes longer and they are crunchier.
Me Te Aroha...With Love,