I thought I am going to give Bake Along #58 a miss because I will be away this week but the itch to bake is uncontrollable. After the baking was done, I felt so good as if I have scratch an itch. Do you have this crazy baking itch?
I never expect this to be fudgy good. I have baked many brownies, some with cream cheese but never in this way, the Nigella Lawson's way. Thin slices of cream cheese are sandwiched between the brownie layers, making these brownie slices so rich and creamy, and not overly sweet like most brownies. It is good enough to eat on its own, you don't need vanilla ice cream.
I gave all away because the family doesn't like cakes. It is usually three quarter to give away and one quarter to keep. Most of the times, that quarter is left forgotten in the fridge. I had a small slice to taste and now wishing I have not done so. Anyway, I can always bake this again when the itch comes..
Adapted from How to Be A Domestic Goddess
8inch square pan (10 x 5 inch)
125g dark chocolate (cadbury 70% dark cocoa)
2 eggs, large
200g caster sugar, 150g
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g plain flour cake flour
200g cream cheese, fridge cold and sliced as thinly as possible, 100g
- Preheat your oven to 180C.
- Melt the chocolate and butter together in a medium sized saucepan, over a low heat.
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl.
- When the chocolate had just melted, remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool for a minute or 2 before beating in the egg mixture.
- Finally fold in the flour and salt.
- Pour half the mix into your prepared tin, and top with the cream cheese slices.
- Pour over the rest of the chocolate mixture, spreading it around a bit to ensure all the cream cheese is covered.
- Bake for 20-25, (20 min) after which time the top should look a bit paler and dry but there should still be some squidge beneath.
- Leave to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
This post is linked to Bake Along #58 hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from
Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids. This is also linked to 'Cook Like A Star', hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake, Joyce, Kitchen flavours and Zoe, Bake for Happy kids.
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