Sunday, 9 March 2014

Cream Cheese Brownies

Biting into a moist, rich and grue-y brownie is such a comforting thing. There are days I simply need brownies to shoo away stress of housework!


These rich and moist cream cheese brownies did just that for me... I only made half the recipe and immediately regretted it as it was demolished in no time. The brownie layer was really good, though I thought there was too much cream cheese. 


The next time I do this, I'll halve the cream cheese so that I have more of a chocolate-y later. It would also be better to bake this in a smaller tray so that I'll have a thicker brownie to bite into. 


Cream Cheese Brownies (9 inch square tray)
Recipe by Nigella from here


Ingredients
 125 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 200 g cold Philadelphia cream cheese
Method
  •  Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat in a heavy based pan.
  • Beat the eggs with sugar and vanilla.
  • Measure the flour into another bowl and add salt.
  • When the chocolate has all but completely melted, take the pan off the heat – the residual heat in the mixture will finish it off.
  • Leave for a bit to cool slightly before beating in the eggs and sugar.
  • Finally add the flour, and beat till smooth.
  • Pour half the mixture into the greased 9 inch square tin, slice the Philly as thinly as you can and put it on the mixture in the tin, pour the remaining mixture over the top.
  • Smooth the mix so that all the cream cheese is covered.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes – the top should be slightly paled and dry, but a skewer should reveal a slightly sticky centre. Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into little squares.
Note: If I were to make this again, I would bake this in a 8 inch square tray (increase baking time by about extra 5 minutes) with half the amount of cream cheese as I prefer a thicker brownie with more chocolate part than cream cheese. 

This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. 


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.

25 comments:

  1. Mich , there is no such thing as too much cream cheese lol Okay , maybe I'l reduce it as well when I make this ;D Your brownies look sinful and I bet it tastes as good as it looks !

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  2. Hi Mich
    Cream cheese and chocolate that's really sounds sinfully yummy!

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  3. Oh yea! Those are some "sinful" looking brownies, Mich, just the way I love them!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  4. Se ve increìble su pastel con queso crema muy fino me encanta,abrazos.

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  5. Hi Mich,
    Looks like this brownie is a winner for everyone! We love it with more cream cheese! Next time, I'll add some choc chips, just like Alice did!

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  6. Hi Mich, I'm on dieting now... hahaa but I really can't resist to have a slice or two of these cheese brownies from you :D Look sooo yummy!

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  7. Irresistible yummy brownies..they look so sinfully good

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  8. What a luscious and rich treat! Chocolate and cheese..a heavenly combo, Mich.

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  9. Wow these are luxurious brownies. I really love that cheese in the middle. Beautiful recipe Mich.

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  10. Hi Mich,

    That's what I did... I reduced the amount of cream cheese to get the "David Copperfield" look for my brownies. With more or less cream cheese, I think this brownies are equally yummy!

    Zoe

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  11. These look scrumptious and delicious - what a great treat!!

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  12. Your brownies looks delicious, i can't resits to have one slice!

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  13. Mich, looks like this is a very popular recipe for this month. I think Lena has also used less cream cheese for her version of the brownies. Doing housework continuously does make me feel like a robot.

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  14. indeed a very nice brownie there... so many of you baking this and giving good reviews.. i should seriously consider

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  15. I love cream cheese brownie. Your brownies look so yummy.

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  16. Mich, these brownies are so tempting! A sure fire diet buster :D

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  17. Hi Mich, this is so tempting and irresistible. Drooling.... cheers :)

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  18. Irresistible brownie recipe :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. hi mich, i would love to have more cream cheese in mine! just unfortunately i was frustrated slicing the cream cheese and thus just used a portion of what required. Very glad that you like these brownies!

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  20. Hi Mich, this is sinfully and awfully good!! Love it!:D

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  21. I loooove cooking brownies. Especially when they are in the oven and your whole house smells like chocolate.!

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  22. Oh my this looks absolutely divine. Must try this soon.

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  23. They look so rich and gorgeous!

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  24. Mich, I yet have to add cream cheese in brownies...I have seen many posts and I am really tempted to make myself...yours look delicious!
    Hope you are having a great week :D

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  25. Hi Mich, your cream cheese brownies look awesome. Would love to have a huge slice with coffee, please.

    Have a nice day.

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