Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Cream Cheese Brownies

We haven't eaten brownies for quite a while and since I know my family loves brownies so for their treats, I baked them a Cream Cheese Brownies.  

This time I used Nigella Lawson's recipe as it is also a part of the Bake Along event for this month.

As I wanted a taller brownies I used a 6" square pan instead of the 9" as given.  I will reduce the sugar to 150g next round as I find it sweet but once chilled it seems okay.

I stick to the same timing as I wanted a fudgy texture and totally no regrets!  My girl wanted more but I need to keep a piece or two for my hubby. 



What you need:

125g bittersweet chocolate
125g unsalted butter
2 large eggs
180g castor sugar (reduce to 150g next time)
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g plain flour
pinch of salt
200g cold cream cheese, cut into strips


Method:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.   Greased and lined a 9-inch square pan (I used 6").

Melt the chocolate and butter over medium-to-low heat in a heavy-based saucepan (I chose the microwave at short burst and stir until chocolate melted)

Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Set aside. 

Sift flour into another bowl and add the salt. 

When the chocolate mixture has completely melted, let it cool a little before beating in the egg mixture. 

Add the flour and beat until smooth. 

Pour half the mixture into the pan, slice the cream cheese as thinly as you can and top the brownie mixture in the pan with these thin slices. 

Pour over the remaining half of brownie-gunge, using a rubber spatula or whatever to make sure each bit of cheese is covered.

Then put in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes : the top should be slightly paled and dry, but a cake tester poked within should reveal a still-sticky center. 

Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.


This post is for Bake Along #58, an event organised by Joyce from Kitchen FlavoursLena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids


This post it for Cook Like A Star 2nd Anniversary Cooking Party March & April 2014 hosted by Zoe from Bake For Happy KidsMich from Piece of Cake and Joyce from Kitchen Flavours.



Go for it, it is definitely worth the effort!

Cheers!

14 comments:

  1. sinfullll!!! that's a big slab of cream cheese in there! richness.... gooodnessss.....

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    1. hahaha... actually I used only 200g same as the rest but becoz it is only 6" so it looks a lot.

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  2. Hi Edith, these brownies are really good! I baked them this morning and had a slice, the rest gave away. Now looking at your photos, I am regretting it.

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    1. Oh Lian I am sure you regretted it becoz it is good.

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  3. Hi Edith,

    You are very generous with the cream cheese filing in your brownies. They look like brownies cheese sandwiches to me :D Glad that you like this bake-along recipe.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, I had fun and this recipe is good.

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  4. Hi Edith,
    A great idea to bake these wonderful brownies taller, more to bite on!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

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  5. Yummy! I've not baked brownies for a long time too! It was on my mind last few weeks, but didn't find a fudgy recipe to bake. Shall try yours someday.

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  6. hi edith, hope you are doing good. When i compare my brownies with yours, it seems like my cream cheese is so little..darn! i shld hv added more ..thx fr your nice comment left on my blog:)

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    1. Lena we used the same amt just that I baked mine in a smaller pan.

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  7. Hi Edith,
    I love your tall CC brownie. Mine is thin and short but it is still very yummy :p
    The next time I bake I want to try your 'style', bake in 6" baking tray. :D
    mui

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    1. yes go for the 6" if you like thicker brownies like us.

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