Monday, 24 March 2008

Cheesecake Topped Brownies

So to carry on the lucious chocolate theme and also because I'm seriously back on the diet wagon and torturing myself with food I can't have I want to post these as I made them last weekend and they were amazing!!! I got this recipes AGES ago from La Tartine Gourmande who adapted the recipe and had in turn got it from Epicurious, I'd wanted to make these for ages but never got around to it and Paddy's weekend seemed like as good a time as any!

These are DIVINE!!!! I am in love with them and since they were all devoured I've been thinking about the lovely cheesecakey goodness on the lovely rich chocolate base. I wanted to eat them all myself but finally saw sense and only ate a few (read about 5 here). Also this recipe was in cup measurements, the original is here on Epicurious and another above on La Tartine Gourmande, I weighed everything but please remember it's approximate in case it doesn't work out
Here's what you'll need:

For the Brownie Batter:

  • 3 oz 70% dark chocolate
  • 100g flour, sifted
  • 4oz butter, diced
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch of salt

For the Cheesecake Batter:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350F/180C/Gas 4 and line an 8 inch square tun with buttered parchment.
Mix all the cheesecake ingredients together and set aside
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double-boiler. Let slightly cool.
Beat together the eggs and sugar with a pinch of salt until light and pale in color.
Add 2 tbsp chocolate first, then fold in the rest of the chocolate, keeping the mix as light as possible.
Sprinkle the flour on top, and fold in delicately.
Pour the chocolate mix into the pan.
Add the cheesecake batter on top and make a swirly design in it using a fork or knife.
Bake for 30 mins, at this point the brownies will be slightly gooey still. If you prefer them more cooked, increase the cooking time by 5 min or so.
Let these cool in the tin before cutting them, you should get about 16 out of this recipe



jen said...

Brownies are my downfall :-) And these might just push me over the edge! Gorgeous stuff for an Easter weekend...

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Ooh, those look seriously divine...very hard to resist especially as it is a combo of two of my favourite puddings (who am I kidding, I can't choose a fav :)

LisaRene said...

Rachel, your package arrived today! Thank you so much for all the very special items. It was such fun to open. The socks were first and they made me smile! The little gold bag was next because it looked extra special, which it was. Thank you so much the necklace is just lovely. Green is MY favorite color and I have a closet full of green tops so I will have many occasion to wear it. I guarantee you I will eat the chocolate!

I posted many comments and photos on my blog. Pop over and check it out. There is something a bit surreal about seeing items you choose and mailed turn up on someone's blog half way around the world!?!? Have your received your package yet?

I'll be certain to visit your blog regularly and see what other delicious recipes you are cooking up. These cheesecake brownies look incredible!

Thank you again and I plan to keep in touch!

Aran said...

cheesecake and brownies together... what time can I come over? Yum!

Emiline said...

I've never turned down a brownie before.
These look great.

Kevin said...

Cheesecake on brownies...mmm... That combines two of my favorites desserts!

Anonymous said...

OMG they look gorgeous. How can brownies, chocolate and cheesecake not be good? If you enjoyed these you must try Nigella Lawson's Cream Cheese Brownies, they're to die for.

Anonymous said...

gosh cheesecake with brownies?

it looks sinfully divine and rich!

Deborah said...

There are brownies popping up all over the food blogging world today - and these are giving me a serious craving for brownies! These look fantastic!

Christine said...

I want to join this daring baker's challenge. This looks delicious!

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

YUM x 1 million:)

Tartelette said...

I think I hurt myself licking the screen :)