Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bake Along #58 Cream Cheese Brownies (Nigella Lawson)

Can't decide whether to bake something chocolaty or cheesy? Why don't you use both?
Like this yummilicious cream cheese brownies!


 
 
Recipe is from Nigella Lawson
 
  
What you need:
 
125g 70% dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter
2 large eggs
200g caster sugar (I used 120g)
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g plain flour
1 pinch of salt
200g cold cream cheese
 
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180degC
  2. Grease and line 23cm square pan with 4cm height
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter over medium-low heat in a heavy saucepan, then remove from the heat to cool slightly
  4. Beat the eggs lightly in a bowl with the sugar and vanilla, then beat into the cooled chocolate. Add the flour and salt and beat until smooth
  5. Pour half the mixture into the prepared baking tin, slice the cream cheese as thinly as you can and top the brownie mixture in the tin with these slices
  6. Pour over the remaining brownie mixture, using a rubber spatula to make sure each bit of cheese is covered
  7. Bake for 20 minutes; the top should be slightly paled and dry, but a cake-tester poked in the center should reveal a still-sticky center
  8. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into little squares. The cooler they are, the easier they'll be to lift out
Note:
  1. I made full recipe but divided into 2 brownie pans. One was without cream cheese as my kids preferred without cheese so I sprinkled chocolate chips instead. Baking time was 15mins
  2. I had a hard time to slice the cream cheese, even though I have put it in the freezer for 30 mins before slicing. I ended up with thick slices and some crumbs. I just placed everything after pouring the first half batter



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, where we can cook or bake like Donna Hay, Barefoot Contessa, Jamie Oliver, Masterchef, Martha Stewart, Delia Smith, Curtis Stone, Nigella Lawson, Ree Drummond and Bill Granger

 

6 comments:

  1. Brownies and cheese..a heavenly combo, Alice.

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  2. Ooo I love the look of the cream cheese mixture inside your brownie... this is one good recipe!

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  3. Hi Alice,
    Very nice cheesy brownies! Most of us could not slice the cheese in thin slices! But it makes no difference as it is good! Adding choc chips, sounds yummy!

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  4. Hi Alice,

    You are like me... loving chocolate and cheese :D

    I think that you must be loving this recipe too :D

    Zoe

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  5. good morning alice, the way you sliced the cheese thick makes it even more tempting looking! haha! anway, glad that you like these brownies..thx for joining!

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  6. Yours looks dense and fudgey just like mine, a small piece goes a long way it's so rich!

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