Rather then using pure cream cheese, I decided to bake them with chocolate cream cheese! Yes, I kept the cheese, while upping the chocolate content!
Although my brownies were less visually stunning then Fiona's beautiful cakes, they were still completely and utterly scrumptious.
They disappeared very quickly.
I used the same recipe that Fiona had used, a David Lebovitz recipe which you can find here, but I substituted a tub of chocolate cream cheese. It did need topping up with conventional cream cheese, to complete the cream cheese layer of the brownies.
It's a wonderful recipe and I do hope you'll follow the links both to Fiona's super blog and David Lebovitz's recipe.
|Of course I needed two with my coffee!|
|Lots of very (un)healthy ingredients|
|Mixing the scrumptious chocolate cream cheese layer|
|It's really tempting just to eat it now!|
|Swirling the cream cheese into the brownie mixture|
|Out of the oven|
|It smells gorgeous|
|Cut it up quickly|
|Make some coffee while it cools|
I wrote this post a week or so ago. Before I had time to publish it, my son requested a batch of Brownies. He had looked through the wonderful suggestions on my Anzac post for other baked goods I could make and send him, and thought brownies sounded great.
He loves a crunch in his brownies, so I added some pecan nuts and slightly reduced the quantity of chocolate chips. As the Jubilee is fast approaching and he will be in Afghanistan I added a little Jubilee decoration to the brownies. I hope it makes him laugh!
I baked the brownies yesterday morning and sent them off in the afternoon with some other goodies, including shortbread from Fortnum and Mason, and some Heston Nuts from Waitrose.
He'll let me know how they survived the journey.
And a huge thank you for all the suggestions, both of us thought they were super. I have a few baking projects ahead of me over the next few weeks!
|Flags and crowns for the Jubilee|
|(Adding Pecan nuts, I'm sure they will be a superb extra)|