Brown Butter M&M Brookies

Brown Butter M&M Brookies

So the big day is only four days away! I can’t believe that it’s really happening and that I’m actually leaving London. It still doesn’t feel real. I don’t think it will sink in until we’ve moved into our new rental house. I’m so excited to go shopping and kit out our new place. It’s going to be expensive but I’m hoping to invest in some nice kitchen equipment that will last for many years.

Brown Butter M&M Brookies

At the moment I’m fretting about what color Kitchenaid I want to get. It was very sad to sell my Tangerine one but I’m debating between Watermelon, Cornflour Blue and Majestic Yellow. I want to get a color that I love but one that will also look nice in every kitchen. We’ll only be living in our rental house for a year. There will only be one post a week for the next few weeks while we move in the house and I have some basic equipment.

I’ll post exciting updates as we go on our journey!

Brown Butter M&M Brookies

I’m really proud that I planned our move down to the very last detail (you have no idea how complicated an overseas move is). That includes making sure that nearly none of our food stock went to waste. We’re weren’t allowed to pack any in the crate that’s currently in Barking waiting to cross the Atlantic. Several months ago I started using all of my baking stash and I used the last of my mini M&M’s to make some brookies! To supe them up a little I browned the butter and used extra dark cocoa powder. Check out the original from Bakingdom. She put frosting on hers!

Brown Butter M&M Brookies

Yield: 12 brownies

Brown Butter M&M Brookies

Ingredients

Cookie Layer

3/4 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

6 tbs unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup mini M&M's

Brownie Layer

1/2 dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey Special Extra Dark)

1/2 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C and grease an 9x9 inch brownie pan generously. Start with the cookie layer. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together the melted butter and brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla. Pour in the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in the mini M&M's. Press into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Start on the brownie layer as soon as this goes in the oven.
  3. Make the brownie layer. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Place the butter into a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and the butter should start to foam. Remove from the heat once brown flecks start to form. It should smell nutty (be careful not to burn it). Whisk in the sugar until combined. Add in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Whisk the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture until combined and glossy. Pour the brownie mixture on top of the cookie mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes (I like my brownies on the fudgey side).
  6. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/brownies/brown-butter-mm-brookies

adapted from Bakingdom

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9 Comments

  1. How exciting! Hope the move goes well, and I can’t wait to hear how you get on. I’m in Florida at the moment, and have stocked up on US baking ingredients – can’t wait to try them out and this looks a great recipe to try them on. :)

  2. Wishing you safe and speedy travels! Also *cough* Majestic Yellow *cough*

  3. All the best for your move – and have fun choosing all your new kitchen equipment (make sure you post pics to make us all jealous!)

    Bon voyage!

  4. Good luck with the move Kelly! Can’t wait to see what colour you pick for the kitchenaid!

  5. So I appear to have totally missed this! I saw you were moving but thought you were moving house as in to another part of London/England!! Are you sad to be leaving England or excited to be back Stateside? Good luck with it all! I would love to be picking a new Kitchenaid! The colours are so much better now than when I got mine!

  6. Good luck! Really curious to hear how you decided what to pack and what to give away!