We all know that Peanut Butter is AWESOME!!! I used to tell my siblings and my friends that peanuts are one of God's greatest creation and it is so great that people figured out to make a spread out of them. Yeah I reflect on things food. Am I nuts? Maybe a little. :) I used to wonder why a friend of mine refused the peanuts I offered for her to munch on while travelling. Why would someone refuse the awesomeness of peanuts? Later, it dawned on me that she's probably avoiding pimple attacks. People say that peanuts may trigger those attacks. Thank God I'm not prone to pimples, otherwise I'd be missing the greatness of peanuts and peanut butter.
That being said, you would understand when I tell you that my eyes grew the size of tennis balls that night I saw peanut butter jars in the grocery store sold on a 'buy one take one" promo. I just couldn't believe my eyes! I was so elated to arrive there before all the peanut butter jars sold out. The catch is we had to consume them fast before the expiry date. So I had to make them to something which led me to using some in this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies here.
My sister and a friend thought that my chocolate peanut butter brownies were great. I hope you do too.
My earliest memory of arroz caldo is going to Bankerohan, biggest public market here in Davao, accompanying my mother very early in the morning, eating arroz caldo. Back then, I hated the stuff, must be because of the ginger. But now that I've grown in years, I already love eating arroz caldo especially if each serving includes 2 hard boiled eggs, and so does my husband and kid. :)
Do you usually have leftover rice and worry that they'll soon meet your garbage bin? Let me tell you that arroz caldo might just be your solution. Leftover rice in our household either becomes garlic rice or we recycle them for congee. In this case, we'll use our leftover rice for arroz caldo. When you're done making this arroz caldo recipe here, you can no longer tell that that steaming thing in your bowl is that same lifeless hard leftover rice you almost threw in your bin. :)
Let me first tell you that I looooove this cake.... not because it's fancy but because: it's simple, tastes good, requires not a lot of time and toasts very well. Just my kind of everyday cake. :) See the toasted slices below? The slices almost taste like those toasted muffins sold at the grocery stores here in Davao. I am such a fan of those toasted muffins or toasted mamon as we call it, every time we make a short stop at the convenience store closest to our residence, we always buy those toasted mamon cause the taste is great and the texture is divine.
Anyways, my big baby loves the cake as is so I toast a few slices only for my consumption. This cake toasts very well because it is dense like a pound cake. Actually, it is almost like a pound cake, but the vegetable oil I included makes a more open crumb. But for the purposes of this post, I'll just refer this cake as pound cake since the term "simple everyday cake" is such a mouthful. I hope you'd understand. :) Oh, may I just add, if you have unexpected guests and by chance have this pound cake sitting in your kitchen, you can definitely serve them coffee with this simple cake on the side. Hindi kayo mapapahiya. Promise! :)
So for this brownies recipe, we'll add oatmeal. You can use either instant oats or the quick cooking ones. For the base chocolate brownies, I'll be using my easy chocolaty brownies then I used this oatmeal brownies recipe from here to top my chocolate brownies with. I tell you, oatmeal complements well with chocolate brownies and if you haven't done this Chocolate Oatmeal Brownies yet, then I would suggest you give this a try and thank me later. :)