Monday, January 6, 2014

Brownies with Cream Cheese

Okay, let me say it upfront. This recipe is a little on the heavier side in terms of calories. In my perpetual battle to loose weight, I usually try to cook healthy as much possible, and with lil A in the picture, I want to feed her the healthy homemade stuff. This homemade brownies are delicious but has 1 whole stick of butter (original recipe called for 2, I somehow could not manage to add that much). But it turned out delicious, super soft brownies I ever made. So, don't care too much for the  butter.

Again, this is almost super easy recipe for brownie. I did mix and match two and three recipes I saw in web,. It does not require chocolate chips, seriously, only cocoa powder is good enough.

Ingredients

For Brownies

All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Butter - 1 stick (unsalted)
Cocoa powder - 3 tablespoon
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Vanilla - 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped Cashews - Fistfull

For cream cheese

Cream cheese - 6 tablespoon
Butter - 1/2 stick (unsalted)
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Egg - 1
Milk - 2 tablespoon
Vanilla - 1/2 teaspoon

Melt the butter in microwave, say 2 minutes. Microwave for extra 45 seconds till it bubbles.

Add cocoa powder to it and mix it well. Add sugar and keep on mixing.


Add the eggs to it. Gently mix it till it mixes well. It becomes sort of shiny in nature. Yeah, needs a lot of mixing, exercising your hands right here! You can use hand mixer (mine currently in a not working state) or stand mixer (do not have one).


Add the nuts to it and mix. Too much of mixing! Add flour to it, fold it well. Add the vanilla.


Pour it in a baking tray. I have a glass one and use it for most of the baking stuffs.


Yeah, looks messy! But tastes good, thats important.

Now, cream cheese. Do not melt butter. For this use soft, room temperature butter, but no melting. Beat it up with cream cheese till fluffy.

Add sugar to it, mix well. Add the egg and beat up more. It will now be a little runny. Spread it over the brownie mix.


Preheat oven at 170C/320F. Bake for 15-20 minutes or till fork comes out clean in middle. Mine took 17 minutes to be precise. Take it out when it is still on moist side. Let it cool completely. Cut it into squares or any shape you like.




It turned out to be very soft, moist and super yummy. Guess who grabbed two pieces same size as her palm instantly. It was still warm, but she did not care.


I made two batches, so had to pack some for friends (totally unwillingly, but you need a partner in crime, right?).



I am going to make them again this weekend. They were that good. I am now super happy at coffee time to nibble on these.


Grab one and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Brownies with cream cheese are absolutely mouthwatering. i love to eat these.

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